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How Much Do Tilers Charge in the UK

If you are a homeowner, you may have thought of renovating your bathroom or kitchen at some point. Whether it’s the previous owners’ design choices or you’re starting from scratch in a new home, getting your new tiles professionally installed is a great option. But how much can you expect to pay for this service? Well, we have the answer!

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If you have ever:

  • Thought of renovating your kitchen or bathroom;
  • Moved into a home with less than stellar tiles;
  • Wondered how much it would cost to replace your tiles,

Then read on!

In this post, we will go over what factors form the price of tiling and what you can expect from the service.

So, how much does tiling cost?

That would depend on several factors. However, the price of tiling can generally range from £30 to £60 per square metre. On average, the price is around £50.

How is the final price formed

The final cost of tile installation will change, based on various factors. Here is what goes into forming the cost of laying tiles:

  • Labour cost
  • Room size
    Naturally, the larger the area that needs to be covered, the more you can expect to pay for the service. How big the room is will also determine how long the service takes.
  • Materials cost
    When booking your tiling service with us, you are able to choose and purchase your own tiles. We can also supply the materials and purchase tiles of your choice. The shopping price will be included in the final cost.
  • Old tile removal
    If you are replacing your tiles instead of starting from scratch, the professionals at Fantastic Services will remove any old tiles and skim or plaster the wall prior to retiling it.
  • Additional expenses (such as shopping time and material delivery)
  • What kind of tiles are being installed
    Keep in mind that laying marble is a significantly more expensive process than, say, ceramic or porcelain tiles.
When it comes to tiles, wallpaper or any decorative item, we strongly recommend that you purchase them yourself. This is to make sure you are completely satisfied with your choice of product and that it suits your personal style.

What does the service include

Now that you know what factors form the price of tiling, you may be wondering what the service includes. Here is what to expect:

  • Tiling
    The specialists can lay floor and wall tiles, install kitchen backsplashes and partially tile walls for an interesting and practical design.
  • Grouting
    Whether you’re installing new tiles or just need a grout touch-up, the professionals can make sure the space between your tiles shines. Grouting or regrouting is a part of the service and is included in the tiling cost.
  • Sealing (optional)
    For some floor materials, such as quarry, terracotta and travertine, sealing is required to protect the surface from scratches and stains.

How is the service performed

At Fantastic Services, we offer a quote-based tiling service. The price is calculated after a viewing of the area that needs to be tiled.

Once you call and arrange the viewing, the specialists will come and inspect your property. They will also consult with you about what needs to be done. Based on the requirements and the specifics, you will be provided with a quote.

After you receive the quote, you can set an appointment for a day and time of your preference. The professional tilers will then come and handle all the hard work while you sit back and relax.

To make things even clearer, here is one example of a tiling job Fantastic Services have performed.

These are before and after shots of a bathroom that had a full refurbishment done. This job took the specialists 3.5 days.

Here is a breakdown of all the work that was done:

Day 1

The tilers removed all old tiles from the walls and floor, as well as the toilet, sink and bath panel. After, they prepared all the surfaces for tiling – removing old tile adhesive, skimming and plastering where needed.

Day 2

The specialists cut out a bath panel and mounted it to the frame. Then, they proceeded to tile the walls, floor and panel.

Day 3

All the spaces between the tiles were grouted. The tilers then put the toilet, sink and taps back in.

Day 4

On the last day, the professionals applied silicone around the bath and sink edges. After all the hard work had finished, they cleaned up any mess and left the bathroom looking brand new and sparkling clean.

The total price for this service would be £1450, with the materials being supplied by the customer. The cost of labour is £1200, with waste removal being £250.

Benefits of professional tile installation

Getting your new tiles fitted by a specialist has numerous benefits. At Fantastic Services, we ensure a neat and professional tile installation that is sure to leave you satisfied.

We can work on a day and time that is suitable for you, including weekends. To ensure the job is done right, the tilers sometimes work alongside other professionals, such as plumbers or electricians.

For your convenience, when receiving your quote, all the stages of the job are broken down for you to see and know exactly what you’re paying for.

Find out more about our professional tiling service here!

Frequently asked questions

Will you bring all the necessary tools and equipment?

Yes, the specialists come equipped with everything they need to complete the job.

I’m not sure what tiles to get, can you help me with that?

Yes, the tilers will be happy to consult with you and help you make the right decision.

Can you remove old tiles?

Yes, we can get rid of any old tiles upon request. Please note that when removing wall tiles there is a chance of plaster falling off. These areas will need to be skimmed and left to dry before new tiles can be applied.

What kind of tiles can you install?

We work with ceramic, porcelain, quarry, mosaic, glass tiles and marble.

How long will the tiling service take?

The procedure can take around 3-7 days for full bathroom refurbishment and 1-2 days for smaller projects. This depends on multiple factors, such as the size of the room and the amount of tiling required.


  • The price of tiling can generally range between £30 and £60 per square metre, with the average being around £50.
  • Some of the factors that form the cost of tiling are labour cost, the price of materials and the size of the room among others.
  • Tiling, grouting and sealing are part of the service we perform.
  • The service quote is determined after an inspection of the area.


Did you find this post useful? What’s your experience with professional tile installation? Let us know in the comments below!

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