How much are you willing to pay Bathroom Tilers for Professional Work?
From residential bathrooms to office washrooms and shower blocks to luxury ensuites, there is no better way to perk up your bathroom’s appearance than with new wall and floor tiles. Bathroom tiling is a specialised task that requires waterproofing skills. So if you want to see results that you can be proud of, it is better to hire a professional bathroom tiler.
But are bathroom tilers affordable?
Professional tilers charge their services based on their hourly rate, which could be anywhere from $45 to $150 per hour. Some tilers may also quote a per square metre rate, usually in the range of $35 to $120 per square metre.
The cost of labour depends on a number of factors including the choice of material, the difficulty of the job, and the reputation for quality work.
1. Choice of Material
Many bathroom tilers prefer to offer different rates depending on the choice of tiles. So, it is better to first choose the tiles, and then request a quote from the tilers. Vinyl tiling is considered the easiest to lay and, therefore, has the lowest per square metre cost, ranging from $40 to $95. The rates for ceramic tiling are quite high, ranging from $88 to $150 or more per square metre. Additionally, large tiles cover the area much faster than small, fiddly tiles,which makes the work faster and cheaper.
2. Difficulty of the job
When laying the pieces, straight tiling is considered to be easier than asymmetrical or patterned tiling, which makes the former more affordable than the latter. Similarly, feature tiles or contrasting tiles will cost more than regular tiles.
Tilers with a reputation for quality work tend to be more expensive because they are in high demand. Everyone wants quality work, but are you willing to pay $150 per square metre while another less experienced tiler is quoting $90 per square metre? Still, a trader that specialises in tiling may work faster compared to one who does it occasionally. So, if an inexperienced tiler takes twice or thrice as long to tile the bathroom, it may be more cost effective to work with an experienced tiler.
4. Other factors
Besides the cost of labour, the quote may also include the cost of tiles, the cost of surface preparation (such as removing old tiles), and the cost of extra services such as waterproofing, sealing, and polishing the tiles. Usually, these costs are not included in a tiler’s quote, but you may need to ask for additional quotes for extra services that you may need before deciding on a bathroom tiler. That said, you should note that:
• A quote is usually given for tiling onto “good walls.” So, if the existing tiles need to be removed, or the walls/floors are in poor condition, they will have to be prepared, which will increase the costs.
• To get the best finish, the tilers may need to remove the basin or toilet to tile behind them. If your bathroom has a lot of furniture or windows to work around, this will probably make the work take longer, costing you more.
It is always best that you get 3 or more quotes for bathroom tilers in order to make a fair and informed comparison. Contact Sydney Bathroom Reno Masters in Castle Hill for more information.