how much does tiling cost in 2023
The cost of tiling can range from three thousand to over twenty thousand. Image: Canva.
  • Tiling costs vary, depending on the size and complexity of the project
  • Prices also change from flooring, to bathrooms, and kitchens
  • Calling in the professionals can be above $150 per square metre

As the cost of living continues to skyrocket and Australian house prices remain out of reach for many, Aussies are looking to renovating as a way to freshen up their current digs.

A recent report found that some 30% of Australian homeowners are looking at spending over $10,000 over the next six months on renovations, with the number one improvement desired, painting.

One in two are looking to just increase the enjoyment of their home, according to the report, with one in three looking to update something that may be a little dated.

If you are looking at putting some new tiles up, naturally you’ll be asking: how much does tiling cost? In this guide, we delve into cost of tiling, what impacts the cost, and breakdown how much it costs to tile your place.

How much does tiling cost?

At a glance, the cost of tiling a small bathroom can start at $2,500, and go up to $6,000 for an apartment. Larger projects can fetch much higher, up to $20,000 or more.

Average cost of bathroom tiling in Australia

Project description Average cost range
Apartment (Single Bathroom) $2,500 – $6,000
Apartment (Two Bathrooms) $5,000 – $12,000
Apartment (Two Bathrooms + Powder Room) $7,500 – $18,000
House (Single Bathroom, 3 Bedrooms) $2,500 – $6,000
House (Two Bathrooms, 4 Bedrooms) $5,000 – $12,000
House (Two Bathrooms + Powder Room, 4 Bedrooms) $7,500 – $18,000

If you are looking at tiling the floor of your home, that will again vary on the size of the project, with prices starting at around $1,500 for a small studio apartment, through to over $10,000 for a four-bedroom house.

Average cost of tiling a home

Property type Average cost range (floor tiling)
Studio Apartment $1,500 – $3,500
One Bedroom Apartment $2,000 – $5,000
Two Bedroom Apartment $3,000 – $7,000
Three Bedroom Apartment $4,000 – $9,000
Three Bedroom House $4,500 – $10,000
Four Bedroom House $5,500 – $12,000

Cost of tiles

Tiles come in various forms, with ceramic coming in at the lower end of the price spectrum, and natural stone potentially double the price of ceramic.

Cost of tiling per square metre

Type of tile Price range per square metre
Ceramic $30 to $80
Porcelain $60 to $120
Natural Stone $80 to $200

Tiles can also be purchased from a variety of locations across Australia. These range from specialist stores that only sell tiles, to specialist stores that have tiles as part of a select range of products for specific rooms and purposes such as bathrooms, kitchens, or flooring. Specialist retailers and showrooms may include Beaumont Tiles, National Tiles, Tile Republic, and Tile Boutique.

Heading to the local hardware or home improvement store is another option, with a range of stores including Bunnings Warehouse, Mitre 10, and Home Timber & Hardware.

Professional tilers may also have access to their own suppliers.

Finally, online is also an option, but of course, it is encouraged you do your own research as these details are estimates which are general and do not take into consideration your unique circumstances.

Cost of tiler

The cost of hiring a professional to do your tiling can add a substantial cost to the project, with the cost of tiler per m2 potentially in the low hundreds per square metre.

Combined cost of tiles and professional tiler

Type of tile Material cost per square metre Professional tiling cost per square metre Total cost per square metre
Ceramic $30 to $80 $30 to $120 $60 to $200
Porcelain $60 to $120 $40 to $150 $100 to $270
Natural Stone $80 to $200 $80 to $200 $160 to $400

Tiler prices will vary substantially on the size of the project and complexity of the job, and can be affected by other factors such as location, quality of finish, and more.

Breaking the cost down city by city, the cost of tilers does not vary too much between Australia’s capitals.

Cost of tiler by capital city

Type of Tile Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Perth Adelaide Canberra Darwin Hobart
Ceramic $40-$120 $35-$110 $30-$100 $30-$90 $35-$100 $40-$110 $40-$100 $40-$110
Porcelain $50-$150 $40-$130 $35-$120 $40-$100 $40-$120 $50-$140 $50-$130 $50-$140
Natural Stone $90-$200 $80-$190 $70-$180 $80-$170 $80-$190 $90-$200 $90-$200 $90-$200

Other major factors that can affect cost include the experience and qualifications of the tiler, accessibility to the area that needs to be tiled, and how much preparation work is required.

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