The cost of tiling a kitchen not only depends on the type of tiles chosen, but also on the size of the room (and therefore the amount of material required), the type of installation and the labor. If you plan to reform your kitchen, in this article we will detail all the details.
In addition, prices vary, even considerably, depending on the geographical area in which you are. Here we will solve any questions you have when it comes to covering your kitchen in the best possible way.
How much do tiles cost: types, sizes and characteristics
One of the most decisive factors in the overall price of tiling is the material used. In addition to the type and quality of the material itself, the format and the manufacturer’s brand also influence the final cost.
The larger the tile format, the higher its price. This is especially the case because when there are large tiles to cut, there is a greater waste of material, which translates into a waste of both product and money. Of course they are not huge differences, we are talking about a few euros per square meter, but they can affect considerably if the kitchen to be tiled is very large.
When calculating the cost, the type of installation chosen must be taken into account, a factor that has a greater impact on the cost of labor: in this sense, the conditions of the surface to be tiled (wall and / or soil). The surface must be flat, smooth and well clean. If these requirements are not met, the professional in charge will have to eliminate the unevenness, patch, plaster, level and do everything necessary to make the wall or floor suitable for tiling. All these works, if any, affect the price of labor.
On average, on a surface in good condition, and therefore without the need for works, the cost of laying the tiles is about € 25/30 per m2, including grouting and glue. The price may be higher depending on the size of the tiles and the type of installation required. For example, laying diagonally costs a little more than orthogonal laying as it involves more cuts. If, on the contrary, you want an artistic floor (such as mosaic) the price increases a little more. In this article we will talk about the types of flooring for kitchens.
In general, therefore, we can say that opting for raw materials of medium quality, under “normal” working conditions (that is, easy to locate and access to the workplace), the cost of tiling the kitchen is around 60 euros per square meter, including labor. When it comes to a particularly complex work, or an artistic installation, the cost of installation is not usually per square meter, but is calculated per body or according to the time spent, usually with a fee of between 25 and 30 euros per hour. Remember that we are your company for renovations in La Cala del Moral and Malaga.
Ceramic or porcelain stoneware areas?
The most used materials when making a wall covering in your kitchen are ceramic and porcelain.
Ceramic is the most common solution for cladding, as it is highly valid and extremely versatile. There are many factors that determine the cost of ceramic tiles: size, color, mixing and preparation technique, anti-slip coefficient, thickness and resistance. Prices start at 9-10 euros per square meter for a third option in single-fired tiles, and go up to 40-45 euros per square meter for the most precious variants.
Porcelain stoneware, on the other hand, is a very popular material both for its undoubted aesthetic qualities and for its technical qualities. Porcelain stoneware, a very compact porous clay ceramic material, is very durable and resistant to impacts, abrasion and stains. Porcelain stoneware tiles are available on the market in a wide variety of finishes (such as natural, polished or glazed), sizes and thicknesses.
All these elements obviously affect the final price of the product. But there are also other very important factors that determine the cost, such as the type of production (artisanal or industrial) and the degree of perfection. Prices for porcelain stoneware tiles start at 9 euros per square meter for single-fired third-category tiles and go up to 45 euros per square meter for first-quality single-fired marble-effect tiles.