What is a Fair Price to Pay For Floor Tiling? Explore Our Updated Guide

Welcome to Quotation Check – The United Kingdom’s leading home improvement cost comparison website. Thank you for visiting our page about floor tiling costs charged by tilers and kitchen/bathroom installers. What is the going rate for floor tiling in the UK? What is a fair price to pay a tradesperson for this type of work?

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We are a small team of people based in the United Kingdom. We send our quote requests to businesses and tradespeople and then publish our findings on this site.

Our hope is that you can use our data to see what others are being charged and hopefully steer clear of those that overcharge.

Don’t forget; while this page is all about floor tiling, you can find a list of all our researched prices here.

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Our Quotes for Floor Tiling

We contacted several floor tilers and bathroom/kitchen installers from various locations in the United Kingdom and requested prices for the following:

Quote 1 – Replace existing vinyl tiles to the kitchen with new floor tiles. A total of 8 square metres.

Quote 2 – Replace existing vinyl sheet (lino) flooring to a bathroom with new floor tiles. A total of 7 square metres.

Floor tiling cost - tiles being laid to floor

Don’t Forget

Our quotes included the cost of the tiles but excluded the VAT.

Smaller businesses whose turnover is below the VAT registration threshold do not need to charge this tax so we gave excluded this cost from our guide prices below.

Assumptions

When we gathered our quotes we made sure they were all for the same amount of work, so we assumed the following:

  • The tiler will collect the chosen tiles from the DIY store and also purchase the grout and any other materials.
  • The tiles will go underneath the cooker and kitchen floor units by a few inches, but the gas will not be disconnected. If you want to move a gas cooker, then this will need to done by a gas engineer, and it will cost a bit more.
  • All waste material will be taken away and disposed of by the tiler.
  • The figures do not include VAT, some of our chosen companies were large, and VAT registered while some were small one-man type businesses that operated below the VAT threshold. It was easier for us to strip out the VAT from the figures in our table.

Average Cost to Tile a Floor

Floor tiling cost
Quote 1
  – The figures below include the cost of the floor tiles, grout, self-levelling compound if needed and also the labour charges.

We assume that tiles are mid-range in quality and alone cost £25 per square metre:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarger Business (5+ employees)
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London Area£500.00£600.00
South, SW and Midlands£475.00£600.00
Outer Region and North£475.00£550.00

 




 

Bathroom Floor

Quote 2 – These figures again include the cost of the tiles, grout and any preparation work to the underfloor. The bathroom tiles we have chosen cost £25 per square metre from a local DIY store:

LocationSmall Business /TraderLarger Business (5+ employees)
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London Area£450.00£550.00
South, SW and Midlands£450.00£575.00
Outer Region and North£450.00£500.00

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How Long Will the Work Take?

A tiler can complete a small room such as a bathroom or a galley kitchen in one day. If you want the skirting boards lifted, the kitchen appliances removed and then reinstalled, expect the tradesperson to finish the work on the second day.

How to Save Money

Buy and collect the tiles yourself, get the grout and anything else your tiler will need. If you are competent at DIY, you could save a few pounds by lifting the existing floor covering yourself.

You can also keep the costs down by disposing of all the waste material yourself. It’s free for homeowners to dispose of waste, but traders have to pay to get rid of commercial waste.

Choose a small business, if they are trading below the VAT threshold, they won’t have to add 20% on to their bill.

Don’t lift the skirting boards – It’s best to lift the boards, tile under them then refit or replace them. But you can cut a corner and save money by just laying the tiles up to the skirting boards.

Tips and Advice

When purchasing floor tiles, allow an extra 25% for breakages. Damage can occur in transport and also when the tiles are being cut down to size.

Websites We Recommend

None of these businesses has paid us to feature here, we just like their websites and found the content useful:

Topps Tiles (www.toppstiles.co.uk) have some useful tile installation video guides.

There are tonnes of YouTube videos created by professional floor tilers, many are easy to follow and can be used by DIY enthusiasts.

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13 Responses to “What is a Fair Price to Pay For Floor Tiling? Explore Our Updated Guide”

  1. Daniel StoicaJanuary 30, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    Hi, i have more than 8 years experence. How i can get the work. Thanks, i wait your ansuer.

  2. Svetlana CallanFebruary 27, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

    Hi Daniel, I need tiling my bathroom walls and floor. I live in west midlands, Kidderminster.

  3. PeteApril 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    Hi, I am a bit confused by this comment “Don’t lift the skirting boards – It’s best to lift the boards, tile under them then refit or replace them.”

    Thanks

    • Richard WhiteJuly 2, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

      It means to refit or replace the boards after lifting them and tiling underneath them. It’s not rocket science pal.

      • tiled and testedAugust 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

        It is not rocket science, but I am with Pete here. The explanation is not clear.

        • Phillip WandOctober 9, 2016 at 10:58 am #

          It was crystal clear to me, but then English is my first language

  4. Phillip WandApril 17, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    I know more about tiles than probably anyone, how can I get that out there?

  5. BobSeptember 20, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    Not sure these are accurate to be honest, i’d take them with a pinch of salt. In my experience every job is different and its very hard to provide a ball park figure for tiling.

  6. Frustrated with backacheSeptember 30, 2016 at 9:26 am #

    Whilst these maybe ok figures, don’t assume anything like this price if you want natural stone tiles fitted. These are near impossible to get a finish on that the customer is happy with. Natural cut slate for example will vary in thickness from 6mm to 13-14mm. Expect lots of adhesive! The also aren’t cut well and each tile can be 2-3mm different in width, length, both.

    The tiles need cleaning then sealing before grouting, then cleaning, then sealing, then again!

    No matter how good a tiler you are there will always be some edges that are unavoidably higher than the neighbouring tile which creates a trip hazard and isn’t comfy on bare feet. The surface will break loose in flakes for a few years at least. None of the tiles can be snapped and need cutting on a diamond bed.

    Then you want your customer to pay and it’s taken you 4 times as long as a decent floor tile.

    Travertine tiles need the grout piping in unless you want to fill all the surface holes. These also need endless ribs of clean and seal. Time time time

    Big tiles are faster than small tiles but then bigger tiles are harder to level if the surface has undulations. And if you slip up a cut or break a tile you can need another square metre tile to fix it!

    And then there’s the whole brick bond thing. Beware, your tile choice can have dramatic effects on the installation costs.

  7. London Tiler ProOctober 30, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    Hahaha , Basicaly cost of adhesive , ditra matt ,silicone & grout is going up to half of your price (500), then cost of tiles is second half, where is tiller wedge ? !!! Dont mix peoples in heads . That 500 might be ok calculated for low quality work on very flat concrete base . Get some knowledge about diference on tiling jobs.

  8. Paulus MaximusFebruary 18, 2017 at 6:05 am #

    lads lads stop being so bitchy and nit picking…..well if you cant beat them you may aswell join them….
    i did understand Petes comment about the clarity of the instruction “Don’t lift the skirting boards – It’s best to lift the boards!!” but, i also agreed with the reply by Mr White (even though it was a bit harsh)
    But the comment about English being your (Mr Wand) “first language” caught my attention as your actual use of written/typed English seemed very poor, however, it would be interesting to know what your second language is? but i doubt very much you have one due to the ignorance/arrogance that oozed out of the small minded reply that you made.
    Apart from that some VERY informative comments from knowledgable experienced professionals. THANKYOU 🙂

    • Alan RamridgeFebruary 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

      haha, you moan about others bitching and then leave the bitchiest of comments yourself. Hypocritical oaf!

  9. LukeMay 3, 2017 at 12:46 am #

    unless you started as a tilers bitch and during learning the trade and also went to college and done your apprenticeship then still learning for a good few years and only then you got your wings….. Then you can give your opinion!
    Too many you tube google chancers out there now and their first language is B/S

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