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By Emily Rivers
Last updated 5th May 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Bathroom Tiling Prices

Bathroom tiling is an extremely popular type of home tiling project. With most people choosing to have at least the walls and shower or bath area tiled, it’s a very common job. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s a simple process to figure out how much bathroom tiling is likely to cost. With a range of different options in terms of materials, as well as the different areas of the bathroom that may or may not be tiled, it can be a tricky process. Doing your research to figure out how much you’re likely to pay is vital, as having a good idea of the costs before you get started will make the whole project run far more smoothly.

So, in this guide, we’re going to cover the different types of bathroom tiling that people choose and give you some guidance on how much you could pay for your project. Of course, every bathroom is different, and variations in labour costs and materials will occur; but this ultimate guide to bathroom tiling prices should give you a good head start on your research.

The different types of bathroom tiling

The first thing to consider when it comes to your bathroom tiling project is the kind of tiling you’d like to install. Many people choose to tile their entire bathrooms, but there are a number of other areas that are frequently tiled.

Floors

Bathroom floors are tiled extremely often, with many people preferring tiles as they’re easier to clean and hygienic. Ceramic or porcelain tiles are often used on bathroom floors as they’re resistant to moisture and hard-wearing. This also makes them less slippery – an important safety consideration in a bathroom!

Walls

Many people choose to tile their bathroom walls, whether from floor-to-ceiling or just partially. Tiled walls can be decorative or plain, but whichever you choose they create a damp resistant, easy to clean surface that’s well suited to bathrooms.

Shower/bath splashbacks

The area around the shower or bath essentially requires tiling to protect the walls from water damage. These areas are nearly always tiled around bathrooms, especially if a shower is installed. There are still a range of kinds of tiles that can be used, and in some areas it may not be required to tile from floor to ceiling.

Sink / mirror / vanity splashbacks

Similarly, the area around the mirror, sink or vanity is also often tiled to protect the wall from any water damage. This can also be decorative, especially if done using mosaic or colourful tiles.

Cost to tile a bathroom

Tile materials

As well as the different areas of your bathroom that can be tiled, another aspect of tiling that you’ll need to consider is which material you’d like to use. Of course, this could be multiple materials – many people choose to use different floor tiles to shower or wall tiles, for example. The material you choose will have an effect on the overall price, as different materials are more expensive than others. Read on to find out more about the common types of tile used in bathroom tiling projects.

Ceramic

Ceramic tiles are affordable, as well as being durable and water resistant. They’re also available in a huge range of sizes, shapes and patterns. This makes them an extremely popular choice for all kinds of bathroom tiling projects.

Porcelain

Porcelain tiles are more durable than ceramic options and also extremely water resistant, so these are very well suited to bathroom floors, walls and shower areas. They’re similarly available in a huge range of finishes and patterns, so you’re bound to find an option to suit your tastes.

Natural stone

As well as ceramic and porcelain, there are a wide range of natural stone tiles available on the market. These can vary hugely in price, with slate and marble typically on the cheaper end and limestone and granite on the more expensive side. Each type of material has its own distinctive appearance which can be extremely attractive depending on the style of your bathroom. However, some types of natural stone tiling can also be less durable than ceramic or porcelain, and some even require a specific maintenance routine. Make sure you speak to a reputable tiling company about the options when it comes to natural stone tiles.

Glass

Glass tiles aren’t well suited to bathroom floors, but they’re a popular choice for walls and sink/mirror splashbacks due to their distinctive appearance. Glass tiling can add a touch of class to a bathroom, but they can be challenging to install, so check with your tiling company if this is likely to add to the cost.

How much will my bathroom tiling project cost?

Now that you’ve got a good sense of the range of options for a bathroom tiling project, we’ll cover how each of these options are likely to affect the overall cost. Of course, every project is different, so you’ll need to think about how the choices you make will change how much your job is going to cost.

In the table to the right of this article, we’ve included a table which includes prices for a bathroom tiling project that account for the variations in materials and labour costs across the country. If you live in a more expensive area, the overall price you’ll pay for your job will be more than those lucky enough to live in cheaper ones. The prices quoted are for a medium sized bathroom tiling project, so if your bathroom is particularly small expect to pay less and if it’s larger, then you’ll pay more. 

The primary thing that will affect the price of a bathroom tiling project is simply how much area will be tiled. If you’re getting your entire bathroom tiled and it’s a large space, then you could pay as much as £1200 or even more. However, for small bathrooms, it could be as little as £400-£500 to tile even the entire space. Of course, if you’re only getting the shower or sink area tiled, this will reduce the cost even further. Some tiling companies may be able to quote you based on the metres squared area you’d like to have tiled, so if you’re able to give a rough measurement, this can help you price your job quicker. 

The other essential component of pricing a bathroom tiling project is the tile material you choose. The materials can be a massive part of the overall price, so it’s worth thinking carefully about the type of tiles you’re looking to have fitted. There can be deals to be had, so it’s worth shopping around, but in general ceramic tiles are the cheapest. Natural stones like slate, marble and limestone tend to be more expensive than ceramic, and are often comparable to porcelain options. At the more expensive end are some porcelain tiles, granite and glass.

The pattern you choose to have installed will also affect the cost of the tiling project, both in terms of the material cost and the labour taken to install them. Smaller tiles require more cutting and are therefore more expensive per m2, and installing smaller tiles is generally more challenging and therefore attracts a premium for the installation. This is particularly true for herringbone or mosaic patterns, as these require significantly more effort to install, while large tiles, fitted in a simple grid, will be the cheapest to have installed.

As well as these key factors in the cost of bathroom tiling, there are a few other things that could affect the price. As we’ve said, your location in the country will often make a difference to the overall cost of the project. Additionally, the condition of the bathroom could also make a difference. Generally, this would be a small component of the overall cost, but bathroom walls or floors in very poor condition that require a lot of preparatory work can add to the price. Accessibility is another factor that can sometimes add a small amount to the cost of your bathroom tiling project. If your bathroom is in a particularly hard to reach area of the home and access is an issue, this can add to the price as it’s more difficult to get materials and tools into the right place.

Before you start your bathroom tiling project, get quotes from a few reputable tiling companies and discuss every aspect of your project to get the best possible price.


Estimates for common tiler jobs;

Rates for other trades

Bathroom tiling cost in the UK
Bathroom tiling cost in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKBathroom tiling cost
Bathroom tiling near Aberdeen£543
Bathroom tiling near Amber Valley£480
Bathroom tiling near Arun£582
Bathroom tiling near Ashfield£525
Bathroom tiling near Aylesbury Vale£669
Bathroom tiling near Barnsley£501
Bathroom tiling near Basildon£588
Bathroom tiling near Basingstoke & Deane£615
Bathroom tiling near Bassetlaw£471
Bathroom tiling near Bath & North East Somerset£570
Bathroom tiling near Bedford£570
Bathroom tiling near Belfast£483
Bathroom tiling near Birmingham£516
Bathroom tiling near Blackburn£525
Bathroom tiling near Blackpool£555
Bathroom tiling near Bolton£531
Bathroom tiling near Bournemouth£561
Bathroom tiling near Bracknell Forest£624
Bathroom tiling near Bradford£525
Bathroom tiling near Braintree£540
Bathroom tiling near Breckland£519
Bathroom tiling near Bridgend£504
Bathroom tiling near Brighton£591
Bathroom tiling near Bristol£576
Bathroom tiling near Broadland£477
Bathroom tiling near Broxtowe£486
Bathroom tiling near Bury£531
Bathroom tiling near Caerphilly£549
Bathroom tiling near Calderdale£495
Bathroom tiling near Cambridge£600
Bathroom tiling near Canterbury£462
Bathroom tiling near Cardiff£543
Bathroom tiling near Carmarthenshire£360
Bathroom tiling near Charnwood£474
Bathroom tiling near Chelmsford£552
Bathroom tiling near Cheltenham£558
Bathroom tiling near Cherwell£633
Bathroom tiling near Chester£426
Bathroom tiling near Colchester£480
Bathroom tiling near Conway£498
Bathroom tiling near Coventry£519
Bathroom tiling near Crewe & Nantwich£513
Bathroom tiling near Dacorum£627
Bathroom tiling near Derby£474
Bathroom tiling near Doncaster£453
Bathroom tiling near Dover£480
Bathroom tiling near Dudley£513
Bathroom tiling near Dundee£288
Bathroom tiling near East Ayrshire£486
Bathroom tiling near East Devon£540
Bathroom tiling near East Dunbartonshire£564
Bathroom tiling near East Hampshire£618
Bathroom tiling near East Hertfordshire£582
Bathroom tiling near East Lindsey£450
Bathroom tiling near East Riding£591
Bathroom tiling near Eastleigh£621
Bathroom tiling near Edinburgh£567
Bathroom tiling near Elmbridge£645
Bathroom tiling near Epping Forest£618
Bathroom tiling near Erewash£480
Bathroom tiling near Exeter£555
Bathroom tiling near Falkirk£501
Bathroom tiling near Fife£546
Bathroom tiling near Flintshire£432
Bathroom tiling near Gateshead£588
Bathroom tiling near Gedling£507
Bathroom tiling near Glasgow£561
Bathroom tiling near Gloucester£549
Bathroom tiling near Guildford£636
Bathroom tiling near Gwynedd£507
Bathroom tiling near Halton£462
Bathroom tiling near Harrogate£498
Bathroom tiling near Havant & Waterloo£561
Bathroom tiling near Highland£630
Bathroom tiling near Horsham£576
Bathroom tiling near Huntingdonshire£645
Bathroom tiling near Ipswich£501
Bathroom tiling near Isle of Wight£540
Bathroom tiling near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£618
Bathroom tiling near Kingston-upon-Hull£525
Bathroom tiling near Kirklees£525
Bathroom tiling near Knowsley£477
Bathroom tiling near Lancaster£660
Bathroom tiling near Leeds£522
Bathroom tiling near Leicester£483
Bathroom tiling near Lisburn£513
Bathroom tiling near Liverpool£480
Bathroom tiling near London£627
Bathroom tiling near Luton£618
Bathroom tiling near Macclesfield£552
Bathroom tiling near Maidstone£540
Bathroom tiling near Manchester£534
Bathroom tiling near Mid Bedfordshire£606
Bathroom tiling near Mid Sussex£573
Bathroom tiling near Middlesbrough£570
Bathroom tiling near Milton Keynes£609
Bathroom tiling near Neath Port Talbot£495
Bathroom tiling near New Forest£600
Bathroom tiling near Newbury£579
Bathroom tiling near Newcastle-under-Lyme£519
Bathroom tiling near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£600
Bathroom tiling near Newport£552
Bathroom tiling near North Ayrshire£498
Bathroom tiling near North East Lincolnshire£450
Bathroom tiling near North Hertfordshire£603
Bathroom tiling near North Lanarkshire£540
Bathroom tiling near North Lincolnshire£501
Bathroom tiling near North Somerset£576
Bathroom tiling near North Tyneside£567
Bathroom tiling near North Wiltshire£483
Bathroom tiling near Northampton£576
Bathroom tiling near Norwich£501
Bathroom tiling near Nottingham£501
Bathroom tiling near Nuneaton & Bedworth£516
Bathroom tiling near Oldham£531
Bathroom tiling near Oxford£624
Bathroom tiling near Perth & Kinross£1260
Bathroom tiling near Peterborough£663
Bathroom tiling near Plymouth£567
Bathroom tiling near Poole£558
Bathroom tiling near Portsmouth£558
Bathroom tiling near Powys£1050
Bathroom tiling near Preston£567
Bathroom tiling near Reading£609
Bathroom tiling near Redcar & Cleveland£546
Bathroom tiling near Reigate & Banstead£630
Bathroom tiling near Renfrewshire£597
Bathroom tiling near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£507
Bathroom tiling near Rochdale£513
Bathroom tiling near Rotherham£507
Bathroom tiling near Salford£531
Bathroom tiling near Salisbury£597
Bathroom tiling near Sandwell£513
Bathroom tiling near Scarborough£510
Bathroom tiling near Scottish Borders£480
Bathroom tiling near Sefton£486
Bathroom tiling near Sevenoaks£576
Bathroom tiling near Sheffield£534
Bathroom tiling near Slough£636
Bathroom tiling near Solihull£516
Bathroom tiling near South Ayrshire£519
Bathroom tiling near South Bedfordshire£570
Bathroom tiling near South Cambridgeshire£591
Bathroom tiling near South Gloucestershire£573
Bathroom tiling near South Kesteven£510
Bathroom tiling near South Lanarkshire£504
Bathroom tiling near South Oxfordshire£615
Bathroom tiling near South Somerset£471
Bathroom tiling near South Tyneside£612
Bathroom tiling near Southampton£600
Bathroom tiling near Southend-on-Sea£534
Bathroom tiling near St Albans£621
Bathroom tiling near St Helens£525
Bathroom tiling near Stafford£531
Bathroom tiling near Stockport£522
Bathroom tiling near Stockton-on-Tees£552
Bathroom tiling near Stoke-on-Trent£522
Bathroom tiling near Stratford-on-Avon£525
Bathroom tiling near Stroud£561
Bathroom tiling near Suffolk Coastal£501
Bathroom tiling near Sunderland£582
Bathroom tiling near Swale£534
Bathroom tiling near Swansea£450
Bathroom tiling near Tameside£528
Bathroom tiling near Teignbridge£531
Bathroom tiling near Tendring£483
Bathroom tiling near Test Valley£639
Bathroom tiling near Thamesdown£516
Bathroom tiling near Thanet£465
Bathroom tiling near The Wrekin£561
Bathroom tiling near Thurrock£591
Bathroom tiling near Torbay£531
Bathroom tiling near Trafford£528
Bathroom tiling near Vale of Glamorgan£567
Bathroom tiling near Vale of White Horse£576
Bathroom tiling near Vale Royal£429
Bathroom tiling near Wakefield£513
Bathroom tiling near Walsall£519
Bathroom tiling near Warrington£528
Bathroom tiling near Warwick£516
Bathroom tiling near Waveney£498
Bathroom tiling near Waverley£663
Bathroom tiling near Wealden£564
Bathroom tiling near West Lancashire£534
Bathroom tiling near West Lothian£561
Bathroom tiling near West Wiltshire£483
Bathroom tiling near Wigan£531
Bathroom tiling near Windsor & Maidenhead£645
Bathroom tiling near Wirral£477
Bathroom tiling near Wokingham£627
Bathroom tiling near Wolverhampton£525
Bathroom tiling near Wrexham Maelor£444
Bathroom tiling near Wychavon£552
Bathroom tiling near Wycombe£630
Bathroom tiling near York£507