laurenco

Price per square meterage - is this the only way?

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Hi,

 

I've previously always paid £25/m2 for tiles to be laid. Now I'm getting quotes in at £35/m2. Is this the norm? One fella lays tiles in a room over 2 half days and charges £800. Seems ridiculous. Has anyone ever negotiated daily rates and, or, can anyone recommend a North West based tiler? I'm looking to get 300m2+ of tiling done, so was hoping to do a deal!

 

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Lauren

 

 

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It depends.  My tiler, for the tiles I was using, prefered an hourly rate as it was too hard to estimate the time it would take.

 

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I paid a fixed price for the floor tiling I had done, a few years ago, which was based on £32/m2 and the length of time he thought it would take. It took longer than he estimated so he lost a bit.

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2 hours ago, laurenco said:

Hi,

 

I've previously always paid £25/m2 for tiles to be laid. Now I'm getting quotes in at £35/m2. Is this the norm? One fella lays tiles in a room over 2 half days and charges £800. Seems ridiculous. Has anyone ever negotiated daily rates and, or, can anyone recommend a North West based tiler? I'm looking to get 300m2+ of tiling done, so was hoping to do a deal!

 

Thanks

Lauren

 

 

I run a tiling business 

I tend to be around 25 to 40 for the heavy tiles I’ve to pay a ruler out of that and wait 60 days to be paid 

Most tilers will complete 15 20 m2 per day on large uncomplicated areas 

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29 minutes ago, nod said:

I run a tiling business 

I tend to be around 25 to 40 for the heavy tiles I’ve to pay a ruler out of that and wait 60 days to be paid 

Most tilers will complete 15 20 m2 per day on large uncomplicated areas 

Thanks @nod - this is really helpful. So large areas of massive tiles are not necessarily easier or cheaper than more intricate bathrooms with smaller tiles.

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1 hour ago, laurenco said:

Thanks @nod - this is really helpful. So large areas of massive tiles are not necessarily easier or cheaper than more intricate bathrooms with smaller tiles.

It depends what you call large 

Weve just finished a car showroom 

423m2 

They where 1200 x 800   22 mil thick To heavy for one man to lay 

and cut Tilers rarely have a labourer So you are paying one skilled man just to be another pair of hands 

I was paid £40 for labourer including Sealing and matting 

The builder ground bad areas of the floor and self levelled others 

I paid out £5M2 matting 

and £22 for laying including Quite.a complicated boarder Which I set out 


now perhaps more relevant to you 

Same job would be £5 matting 

£18 for laying 

My price £33

Two men cutting and laying will complete almost twice as quick as above 


The top job took them 13 days With two half days from me 

The client was happy 

I made a bit 

and so did they 


Im not the cheapest 

Also not the most expensive 

Hope this helps give you a guide 

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