My brother and myself have just refitted his kitchen and it is now ready for
tiling. Neither of us are confident with tiling and as my brother says
"Tiling makes a kitchen look right or sh*te!" There is just under 10 LINEAR
metres of tiling and it will be 4 tiles (100mm square) high except under the
two window cills, cills don't need tiling but reveals do. So approx 4
SQUARE metres. My brother will be supplying everything
(tiles,adhesive,grout,trims,spacers etc). All the walls are in very good
condition as the house is a fairly new build (approx 12 yrs) so the walls
are skimmed dot & dabbed PB and all old adhesive traces have been removed.
All plug sockets are flush but the screws are long enough for the tiles to
be fitted behind as there were tiles under them previously. The tiles are
all the same size but in 4 different shades, my sister in law just wants
them laid totally random so no pattern to follow if that makes a difference
to the pricing.
So the question is how much (approx.) should a tiler charge, and how long
should it take? I realise every tiling job is different but I think any
tiler that knows what he/she is doing would consider this a 'dream' job. So
before he gets a few quotes ,and sucking of teeth etc, what should he expect
for labour only. A mate of my brother said that he thinks the going rate is
£25 per sq metre but I can't see anybody doing it for £100! They live in
Wakefield West Yorkshire.