How Much Does Floor Tiling Cost in 2018?

Floor tiles are often seen in kitchens and bathrooms but can be used in any room as an alternative to carpet or wood panels.

But how much does it cost to get a professional installer to lay floor tiles?

This page is all about floor tiles and contains a price guide, hints and tips, and you can also get a fixed written quote for your flooring project.

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Our Floor Tiling Price Guide – Updated For 2018

In 2015 and again in 2018, we contacted several dozen flooring firms and tradespeople from various locations around the UK and asked them to give us a price for laying floor tiles.

We asked for prices for the following:

Project 1 – Replace the existing tiles in the kitchen with new floor tiles. The total area is eight square metres.

Project 2 – Replace existing vinyl sheet flooring in the bathroom with new floor tiles. The floor area is seven square metres.

Below you’ll see the results of our research into floor tiling costs:

Floor tiling cost - tiles being laid to floor

Assumptions

When we sourced our prices we ensured they were all for the same amount of work, so we asked each respondent to include the following:

  • The contractor will collect the tiles from the store and also buy the grout and any other materials they think they will need.
  • All waste will be removed from the site and disposed of by the firm.
  • The prices shown below do not include VAT. While some of the firms we contacted were VAT registered, some of the smaller businesses were not, so we decided t exclude VAT from our figures altogether.

Cost to Tile a Kitchen Floor

Floor tiling costProject 1  – The figures below are an average of the prices we were given and included the cost of materials; that’s the tiles, grout, self-levelling compound if needed and also the labour fee.

The tiles cost £25 per square metre and are included in the figures below:

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 Tiling Cost

Project 2 – These figures again averaged and also include the cost of the tiles, grout, any preparation of the underfloor and labour. The bathroom tiles we have chosen again cost £25 per square metre:

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 Does it Take to Tile a Floor?

We asked our tilers how long they thought it would take to complete the project.

While each of the firms suggested different times, most suggested it would take around a day.

If the skirting boards need to be lifted or the kitchen appliances removed and then reinstalled, expect the work to take a little longer.

How You Can Save Money

We are always looking for ways our visitors can save money.

If you buy all the materials yourself then that will save your tiler time travelling to and from the store.

You could also save time by lifting the existing floor yourself and disposing of all the waste. It costs a lot for businesses to dispose of waste but homeowners may be able to take it to their local’s council waste recycling centre.

Also, not every business needs to charge VAT. If their turnover is below the registration threshold, they don’t need to charge you the extra 20% that larger firms must add to the bill.

Tips and Advice

When purchasing floor tiles, allow an extra 15% for breakages. Damage can occur in transport and also when the tiles are being cut down to size or fitted.

Recommended Websites

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, and they stock plenty of different tiles

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

We Would Love To Hear Feedback (And Your Prices!)

Have you been given a price to lay a tiled floor?

You can let your fellow readers know how much it cost by leaving a comment at the base of this page.

We would love to know prices you’ve been given by tilers and tradespeople.

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17 Responses to “How Much Does Floor Tiling Cost in 2018?”

  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

    • RulethemallJune 23, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

      Someone will pay for that Inthe real world. You are looking for FREE?

  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

    • Vinnie SmithJuly 23, 2017 at 7:52 am #

      You’re the you tube google chancer, mate, whatever that is

  10. Sue GrayJuly 17, 2018 at 9:35 am #

    I’m a widow and have no idea of what things should cost but having found this site I now have an idea if I am being ripped off. Thank you.

    • LucasJanuary 29, 2019 at 12:49 am #

      You did no been ripped as they prices are unrealistic

      To replace 1 sqm tiles it cost from 140£ up to 300£ inc tile and material and labour.

      Regards Lukas

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