The cost of tile flooring ranges from $130 to $205 per square metre for labour and materials. Prices vary depending on the size and type of floor tiles used, number of areas to tile and your location.
Floor tiles come in a variety of styles, thickness and resistant qualities. Ceramic, mosaic and porcelain tiles are few examples of non-resilient or hard surface types. Choosing among the available floor tiling materials is often based on property needs and allocated budget.
The type of tiles you will use for outdoor areas should also be considered as these tiling sheets are more exposed to water and heat.
Tile Flooring Labour Costs
Most tilers charge an approximate amount of $37 to $65 per square metre. The price range will depend on the size and complexity of the job. Below is the average price of professional tilers on a per-square-metre basis.
|State||Average Cost per m2|
|New South Wales||$60 to $65|
|Victoria||$47 to $50|
|Western Australia||$45 to $47|
|Queensland||$45 to $47|
|South Australia||$37 to $40|
The increase in cost may mean a high demand for professional floor tilers in your area. By posting a job on HIREtrades, you will receive up to three quotes from local contractors.
DIY work might reduce the expenses for preparation and installation procedures but for high-quality results, having a qualified tiler work benefits in the long run. Ask for written quotations to clarify costs and the scope of work.
What are the factors that affect the cost of tiling?
Knowing what influences the cost of tiling services helps you in preparing your budget for the overall work. Whether it is a renovation or extension project, it pays to consider a few factors that determine the cost.
1. Site preparation
Preparation tasks such as cleaning and surfacing the area determine how much you will be charged. Likewise, removing old tiles adds to your total expenses.
The cost to remove tile floors can range from $20 to $50 per square metre depending on the type of tile, site condition and many other factors. In some cases, using a concrete grinding machine is required before the actual tile removal.
The type of materials you are planning to buy and install affects the overall cost.
For instance, if you prefer a set of 61mm x 61mm glazed mosaic tiles to be used for your bathroom renovation project, the price per square metre could be around $113 to $139 for materials, including bedding and pointing.
Identify what floor tiles to choose and shop around to compare prices.
3. Level of difficulty
The degree of difficulty in laying tiles increases the job’s complexity. This will incur higher costs for labour.
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Note: It is important to have the area carefully assessed before commencing the work. In this way, your prospective tiler may provide more accurate cost estimates.
Floor Tiling Installation Costs per square metre
The cost to install tiles can vary from $95 to $140 per square metre in main areas. The price may increase depending on where you live and what type of floor tiling is used.
|Type of Tiles||Size||Tiles Prime Cost**||Installation incl. bedding and pointing (m2)|
|Mosaic (Glazed)||61 x 61mm||$40||$113 – $129|
|100 x 100mm||$40||$110.50 – $135|
|Mosaic (Unglazed)||50 x 50mm||$40||$113 – $139|
|Mosaic (Homogeneous)||50 x 50mm||$40||$113 – $139|
|Ceramic||200 x 200mm||$40||$104.50 – $127|
|300 x 300mm||$40||$103 – $125|
|330 x 330mm||$35||$97.50 – $119|
|450 x 450mm||$40||$102 – $124|
|600 x 600mm||$55||$118 – $139.50|
|Quarry (Light duty)||250 x 250mm||$33||$96.80 – $119.50|
|Quarry (Heavy duty)||300 x 300mm||$38||$101 – $123|
|Quarry (Unglazed)||200 x 200mm||$50||$115.50 – $138|
|Terracotta (Natural)||300 x 300mm||$42||$105 – $127|
|Terracotta (Tactile)||300 x 300mm||$48||$113.50 – $136|
|200 x 200mm||$50||$115.50 – $138|
|300 x 300mm||$50||$114 – $136|
*Pricing details are based on Australian Construction Handbook 2018 Edition.
**Allowance for tile selection. This may vary due to individual or project requirements.
How much maintenance is required for floor tiles?
Hard-surfaced floors are easier and cheaper to maintain. Regular vacuuming and sweeping can help to avoid early deterioration in appearance and durability.
Tile resurfacing can also give your floor tiles a new look. Hiring a professional tiler will help to give you accurate pricing to organise your budget.
Grout cleaning is another aspect to consider. This helps to bring back the original appearance of your floor tiles and keep them in good condition.
Regardless of what type of tiles you may install, make sure to have it properly maintained by a trusted tiler in your area. HIREtrades can help you find local contractors for your next floor tiling job.
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