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October 04, 2021

How Much Does Tiling Really Cost?

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Photography by: Charles Deluvio 

 

It can be really confusing getting a quote from a tiler, or any professional trade person for that matter, if you don’t understand what makes up the cost. There’s little information out there that explains tiling costs or why they’re needed. How do you even know you are getting an accurate quote if you don’t painstakingly go through the process of getting multiple quotes and cross-checking them? To help make your tiling process as smooth as possible we want to help you understand what makes up a tiling quote to give you an idea of what the total cost could be for your space.

 

Our friends at Tiling Concepts have helped us break down the costs of tiling a bathroom so you start to unpick what costs are involved and what the end cost might be for your upcoming project.

 

Tiling Cost blog table

A few tiling terms to learn:

 

  • l/m: Linear meter
  • Screed: A mixture of cement and sand which is built into the shower floor on a slight angle so the water rolls toward the drain instead of just pooling around the shower base
  • Hob: The raised perimeter of the shower which prevents water leaving the shower, primarily used in enclosed glass showers
  • Mitred Edge: When tiling external corners a tile is cut at a 45% angle so that the two pieces fit together seamlessly and without trim

 

A couple of things to note:

  • How much waterproofing you will need depends on the layout of your bathroom. Unenclosed tile showers and baths with detachable hoses will require a larger area of waterproofing to meet Building Code requirements. Also, while it is not necessary to meet Code it is recommended that you waterproof your whole bathroom floor if it is tiled.
  • Typically, smaller tiles cost slightly more to install per m2 as they take more time to lay out, but tiles larger than 600x600 cost more to install due to the weight and difficulty of maneuvering.

 

If you need any additional help with your tiling project don't hesitate to reach out, we are always happy to help! 

 

- Team TileHaus

To help make your tiling process as smooth as possible we want to help you understand what makes up a tiling quote to give you an idea of what the cost could be for your space.