Discuss Tiling Rates Per Square Meter / Per Day - How much do tilers charge? in the Tiling Forum area at TilersForums.com

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Not in the trade but I would expect to be paying more for working with porcelain or awkward tile shapes/designs. This is just from personal experience of working with them compared to standard ceramics.

If it were me I would be working on day rate rather than by the metre taking the above into consideration.
 

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Hope it's alright to ask this. I'm not actually a tiler yet but hoping to get into the trade soon. Can someone explain to me why the differences in prices, I.e 30 per m2 for ceramic but 40 per m2 for natural stone or marble etc? And say 30 m2 for 10mm thick (example thickness) but 35 m2 over 10mm thick? Do these m2 prices include adhesive and grout etc?
 

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This has all got to be based regionally...however I don't think for one minute someones getting away with charging 40-£50pm all day every day, that's going on £200k a year...lets be realistic eh :tearsofjoy:

Based on 10-20m a day, which is being realistic, we must have some millionaires on here then..
 

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Race to the bottom Culross, if you have to you have to but thats just taking the micky. £125 a day, shocking.
 

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As everyone has mentioned above, costs can vary dramatically but a quick price for walls and floors would be £35 per sq meter, £200 day rate which would be for kitchens and geometric patterns. £55 per sq meter for most stone work. All of those costs would be for tiling labour. Preperation would be an additional charge, rough estimate would be just under double.
 

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Usually price the job as a whole and separate out materials ( adhesives/ backer board/ slc/ decoupling / trims / grouts/ silicones/ diamond bits etc and tiles if I’m supplying) with a separate quote for labour at 200 a day unless I’m staying away then it’s + expenses.
If it’s fix only then per m2 depending on type of tile and layout.. 30-40 for ceramics.. 40-50 for larger formats extra for mosaics/ natural stone/ herringbone/ Victorian etc
 
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Hope it's alright to ask this. I'm not actually a tiler yet but hoping to get into the trade soon. Can someone explain to me why the differences in prices, I.e 30 per m2 for ceramic but 40 per m2 for natural stone or marble etc? And say 30 m2 for 10mm thick (example thickness) but 35 m2 over 10mm thick? Do these m2 prices include adhesive and grout etc?
Jobs with natural stone products simply require more time to lay and finish, all the cuts have to be done on wet cutter , they also need cleaning and sealing . In general thicker material involves more fitting time due to slower cutting process.
 

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£45 sq mtr walls £35 floors if porcelain or ceramic and a reasonable size tile. Anything else would be on a day rate of £175/200 depending on travel time parking etc. Hope it helps
 

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Jobs with natural stone products simply require more time to lay and finish, all the cuts have to be done on wet cutter , they also need cleaning and sealing . In general thicker material involves more fitting time due to slower cutting process.
Thanks for the reply Andreas. And do per m2 prices include adhesive and grout etc or is that on top? One other thing, prep work, removing old tiles,laying self levelling compound etc if on a floor, I notice people tend to charge day rate for this. Let's just say its one day in prep work for example, am I right in thinking it would be charge at let's just say 150 for that day, then charge the rest of the job at the m2 rate as normal? For instance, 150 prep, 10m2 at 30 per m2, 300 + 150 so 450 all in?
 

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I’m in Italy. My builder, who only does a good, not great job charges €22/m(2) for porc on new well finished floor. 60x60. You can find cheaper, ad low as €17/ m. Plus VAT in theory but not much tax paid out here.
 

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in our area it's £30 -£45 depending on the tiles and complexity of thejob. then upwards from there on more specialist stuff
 

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Day work base rate £25 per hour, run of the mill wall tiling, base rate of £35 sq m. Floors , £40 -50 sq m. Additional prep work and extras whilst on price work, charged at £30 p.h.
 

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Thanks for the reply Andreas. And do per m2 prices include adhesive and grout etc or is that on top? One other thing, prep work, removing old tiles,laying self levelling compound etc if on a floor, I notice people tend to charge day rate for this. Let's just say its one day in prep work for example, am I right in thinking it would be charge at let's just say 150 for that day, then charge the rest of the job at the m2 rate as normal? For instance, 150 prep, 10m2 at 30 per m2, 300 + 150 so 450 all in?
...and then you open a can of worms you never saw coming...expect the unexpected, any prep has to be on dayrate, tbh as tilings my hobby :wink: I like my dayrate most of the time but damm if you prep properly the moneys there to be earned on M rates....
 

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Ok well for me this has been my first year in tiling self employed , so their has been many times where i have shot myself in the foot and not charged enough (my fault still learning the pro and cons) But as a rule now its around £30/40 a square meter if its natural stone then its £50 a square meter and day rate which is rare for me i charge around the £160. But to be honest a lot of jobs i tend to price up now i give them a overal figure as their can be many other mitigating circumstances to completing a job and actually making some money out of it. .......Which im still trying to do
 

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...and then you open a can of worms you never saw coming...expect the unexpected, any prep has to be on dayrate, tbh as tilings my hobby :wink: I like my dayrate most of the time but damm if you prep properly the moneys there to be earned on M rates....
Cheers Andy. Seeing all the different views on it makes it sound slightly complicated to me. Although I'm sure once you know what your doing it really isn't. This is all new to me. Coming from a mechanics background so totally different to what I'm used to.
 
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  • :partypooper:
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  • :rotatinglight:
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  • :speechballoon:
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  • :triangularruler:
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  • :trumpet:
  • :vhs:
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  • :violin:
  • :windchime:
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