How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Tiler?

If you are looking to hire a tiler to install tiled flooring at your home, then you can usually expect to pay the contractor around £120-£180 per day.

Fitting Tiling

If you are looking to hire someone to tile your bathroom floor, this will usually cost around £150-£650.

Tiling a kitchen floor will usually cost around £280-£980.

If you would like to hire someone to tile a wall, then you can expect various costs depending on the size of the area. The average cost to tile your bathroom walls is around £750-£2400.

Tiling your >kitchen walls will cost around £100-£2500.

If you are interested in having your shower tiled, then you can expect to pay around £10 per square metre for this work.

Tiler Prices

Below is a list of the prices that you can expect to pay for various tiling jobs:

JOB DESCRIPTION AVERAGE COST
Tiling a wall £25-£35 per m2
Tiling a floor £40-£50 per m2
Tiling a shower £30-£40 per m2


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What are the Supply Costs of Tiler Jobs?

The supply costs that you can expect for tiling will vary from job to job. The work you are getting done will determine the types of materials that are needed.

Workmen Fitting Tiles

When you purchase supplies for tiling, you should always buy around 10% more than what you need to ensure you don’t run out. This is helpful in the event of breakages.

Below is a list of the supply costs that you can expect for various tiling jobs:

Grout

You will most likely need some grout for tiling work regardless of the job. Grout is supplied and priced per kilogram. You can usually expect to pay around £1.40-£2 per kilogram of grout. The overall price you pay will depend on the level of work that you have done.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are very popular in UK homes due to their affordability. These tiles come in a range of prices depending on the style and brand. These tiles are extra soft and less durable than many other types of tiles and, this is why they tend to be cheaper.

Fitting Ceramic Tiles

These tiles usually cost around £12-£50 per square metre.

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are very intricate tiles that tend to be more expensive than ceramic tiles. They come in a range of colours and styles to suit your taste. These tiles typically cost around £50-£100  per square metre.

Marble Tiles

Marble tiles are one of the most expensive types of tiles and are seen as luxury tiles. These tiles can be quite difficult to install as they are prone to breaking. On average, you can expect to pay around £40-£70 per square metre.

Marble Tiles

Glass Tiles

Glass tiles are extremely sensitive and delicate, so they can be very difficult to install. Since these tiles are so fragile, this is reflected in the price. You can expect to pay around £110-£160 per square metre for these tiles.

Granite Tiles

Granite tiles and slabs are made from natural stones that are easy to mine and design into tiles without the use of chemicals.

This means that they are slightly cheaper than other tiles that are made from natural stones. These tiles tend to cost around £80-£90 per square metre.

Limestone Tiles

Limestone tiles are priced based on their finish, thickness, or tile colour. With this in mind, these prices can range from around £50-£80 per square metre. The quality of the limestone can also affect the price.

Limestone Tiles

Quarry Tiles

Quarry tiles are raw, natural tiles, but they are very durable. These tiles have quite a low price point for a natural tile due to their organic makeup. The average cost of these tiles is around £20-£30 per square metre.

Below is a table showing the average costs that you can expect to pay for various tiling supplies:

SUPPLY TYPE AVERAGE PRICE
Grout cost £1.40-£2 per kg
Ceramic tiles cost £12-£50 per m2
Porcelain tiles cost £50-£100 per m2
Marble tiles cost £40-£70 per m2
Glass tiles cost £11-£160 per m2
Granite tiles cost £80-£90 per m2
Limestone tiles cost £50-£80 per m2
Quarry tiles cost £20-£30 per m2


What are the Additional Costs of Tiler Jobs?

When it comes to tiling, there are various additional costs that you may need to think about. Other than the cost of the tiles and labour work, there are some other things that you may need to budget for.

Below is a list of the additional costs that may come up with this type of work:

New Bathroom Installation

If you are planning on hiring a tiler to complete work in your bathroom, then you may also be interested in getting a completely new bathroom, including a full new suite.

Tiled Bathroom Floor

The average cost of a new bathroom in the UK is around £3000-£6000.  However, if you have quite a large bathroom or if you require very high-quality materials, then you may expect to pay up to around £15,000 for this type of work.

New Kitchen Installation

Similarly, if you are planning on hiring a tiler to work on your kitchen, then you may be interested in a complete kitchen remodel.

The average price for a new kitchen will vary depending on the size of the kitchen and the quality of the materials that you choose.

For a medium-sized kitchen, you can expect to pay around £6000-£9000 .

Plastering Costs

It’s very rare that walls are completely level and smooth. With this in mind, you may need to have a wall plastered before the tiling can take place. This will ensure that your wall is a good surface for tiling and that you can achieve a professional finish.

Preparing Plaster

The average cost for plastering a single wall is around £150-£250. If you need to have a whole room plastered, then this will cost around £300-£900.

Painting Costs

If you are tiling part of a room, then you may also want to paint the remaining walls to completely refresh the look of the room. The average cost to paint a room is around £260-£270. The overall cost will depend on the size of the room and the quality of the materials used.

Moving a Radiator

When it comes to tiling a wall, you may need to have a radiator removed for access, or you may need to move your radiator to a more appropriate location. The average cost to hire a plumber to move a radiator for you is around £150-£200 per day.

Sealing Tiles

Depending on the type of tiles that you use, you may have to seal them. Some tiles, such as porcelain or ceramic, may not need sealing. However, most of them do. Porous tiles that are made from natural stones will need to be sealed. You can usually find great sealants for around £15-£30.

Sealing Tiles

Tradesmen Costs for Tiler Jobs

A tradesperson will charge you depending on their level of experience and your location. Those based in the London area can expect to pay more for labour than those based in the North or other parts of the UK.

Laying Tiling

You may be charged by the day, by the hour, or by square metre. This will depend on the size of the job and who you choose to hire.

A tiler will usually charge around £10-£15 per hour or around £150-£200 per day.

If your walls or floors have already been prepared for the tiling work, then you may be charged according to the size of the area. If so, then you can expect to pay around £20-£40 per square metre.

How Long Do Tiler Jobs Take?

The time it takes to complete tiling work will vary depending on the type of job that is being completed and the type of materials that you are using. If the job is quite complex, you can expect it to take longer.

Below is a table showing the timescales that you can expect for various tiling jobs:

JOB TYPE TIMESCALES
Tiling a floor 10 square metres 1 day
Tiling a floor 20 square metres 1 - 2 days
Tiling a floor 30 square metres 1 - 2 days
Tiling a bathroom 1-2 days
Installing wall tiles small-sized room 1 day
Installing wall tiles medium-sized room 1-2 days
Installing wall tiles large-sized room 1-2 days


Types of Tiler Jobs

There are various different types of tiling jobs. Below is a list of the different types of tiling jobs with some information on each type:

Tile Flooring Cost

Floor tiles are a great addition to any home. They are most common in kitchens and bathrooms. The cost of installing floor tiles will vary depending on the type of tiles that are being installed.

Floor Tiling

However, you can usually expect this type of work to cost around £15-£50 per square metre. The job includes removing the old flooring, preparing the floor for installation, and then installing the new floor tiles.

The contractor will also usually take care of the waste removal and will clean up after the job.

Tile Walls Cost

If you are interested in >tiling your walls, you can expect this to cost around £750-£2400. The overall cost will depend on the size of the room and the type of tiles that you choose.

The job will usually involve removing the old wall décor, preparing the walls (this may include plastering work), and then installing the new wall tiles.

Tile a Shower Cost

Tiling a shower is a great way to upgrade your space. It will improve the overall aesthetic of the room and can make the drainage more effective.

Tiled Shower Walls

The price of tiling your shower will depend on the size of the shower and the quality of the materials used. You can usually expect to pay around £10-£15 per square metre for the materials and around £100-£150 for the labour costs.

FAQs

Q: How much does a tiler charge per square metre?

A: If you are looking to pay for your tiling work per square metre, then you can usually expect to pay around £20-£40 per square metre.

Q: Does a tiler need qualifications?

A: There are no formal qualifications needed to become a tiler. However, when you are hiring someone to complete tiling work for you, you should seek out someone that has a lot of experience in the field, and that can show you proof of previous work.

Q: Can you paint over floor tiles?

A: Floor tiles are very versatile. This means that you can paint over them to improve their appearance rather than having to replace them completely.

In order to paint tiles, you will need to use a water-based primer on the tiles and then use a foam roller to apply the paint over the top once it’s dried.

Q: Can I install tiles myself?

A: You can install floor or wall tiles yourself as a DIY job.However, this is not recommended. There are many things that can go wrong quickly with this type of work, including the tiles, being uneven, the patterns not lining up, and the cuts not being correct.

It may be tempting to save a bit of money by doing the work yourself, especially if you have a low budget. However, you may end up spending more on the work if you aren’t experienced in laying tiles.

Q: What are the various tiler rates?

There are several tiler rates that you may need to be aware of. Those rates are listed below:

  • Tiler cost per metre - £20-£40
  • Tiler daily rate – £150-£200
  • Tiler hourly rate – £10-£15
  • Tiler cost per day - £150-£200

Sources

  1. https://homedecorbliss.com/how-long-to-tile-bathroom
Author: Kim J

I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism, which I studied in both the UK and USA. I've been a freelance writer for over eight years and have experience working with many large brands. My experience in writing is over a wide range of different niches, and I've specifically worked in the DIY and trades section for nearly two years. My favourite thing about freelance writing is working wherever I want as I love travelling and discovering new places and cultures.