The cost to tile your home

tiling a home

The cost of tiling is a major expense associated with building a new home or renovating an existing one. If you’re considering tiling your home this year, you should have an idea of the expenses associated with it. If you fail to do this, you may end up overshooting your budget and spending extra unnecessarily.

But if you’ve never tiled a home before, you probably have no idea how much it is likely to cost. Don’t worry though – I’m here to help you out. Today, I’ll give you an idea of what to expect in terms of costs when tiling your home. When you’re done the reading this article, you’ll be able to create a realistic budget.

The costs involved in tiling

The cost of tiling a home depends on a number of factors. These include the material, size and type of tile, the shape and size of the area to be covered, the level of difficulty in laying out the tiles and if any site preparation or extra work is involved.

Also, you should understand that the cost of tiling includes both labour costs and the cost of tiles themselves. Many people forget to include labour costs when they are preparing a budget and considering this is generally more expensive than the cost of the tiles themselves, this is one thing you don’t want to overlook.

So, let’s look at some averages. According to, experienced tilers will charge you an average of $60/hr for laying new tiles. This equates to about $35/sq. metre, and also depends on the complexity of the tiling job. However, you’ll be glad to know that this is the national average and labour costs are lower here in Perth. In Western Australia, tilers charge 20% below the national hourly average at $44.78/hr.

How much should you expect to pay for tiles?

To understand how much you should expect to pay for tiles, you need to compare prices. Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we offer a full range of different tiles. I’ll outline the prices of our tiles so that you get an idea of the costs involved.

Our wall tiles start from as low as $15/square metre and go up to a $35/square metre. On the other hand, our porcelain tiles range from the $20/square metre to $60/square metre. Our ceramic tiles cost between $15/square metre to $35/square metre. Our feature tiles range from the $15/square metre to $202/square metre. Our mosaic tiles are sold per piece, and they range from $18-$122. Our marble tiles are all available at the $80/square metre while our PVC floor tiles are all available at the $30/square metre.

Depending on what type of tiles you need, the style and the area you need to cover, you can work out the cost of tiling.

How to reduce the cost of tiling?

To ensure you keep your tiling costs at a minimum, it pays to shop around for the best price. We recommend you use a website such as to find a tiler of high quality who is also affordable.

And for buying tiles, I’ve already given you an idea of how much tiles cost here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We pride ourselves on offering the largest range of high-quality tiles at the most competitive rates in Perth. When you shop from us, you’ll find a huge range of options, and you’ll also keep your costs low.


If you are looking to tile your home, you should be aware of the costs associated with tiling. Now, the costs of tiling consist of labour costs and the costs of tiles themselves. Labour costs vary from one state to another, and it is $44/hr here in Perth. However, your total labour costs will also depend on the area to be covered, the complexity of the tiling job and if site preparation or other extra work is required. The cost of tiles depends on the size, shape, style and type of tile. You can purchase tiles from as low as $15/square metre and go up to a $202/square metre or even beyond.

To reduce your cost of tiling, make sure to choose reputed tilers from And, for purchasing tiles, look no further than us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.