As the construction of a house winds down to the finishing stage, flooring and tiling comes to mind. You might want to have an idea of how much the cost of floor tile per square metre is before even embarking on the building project. The cost of floor tiles per square metre in Nigeria is relative to the type of tile, size as well as the area to be covered.
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Floor tiles come in varying sizes and types. There are the types used for sitting room as well as those used for the toilet and bathroom. The floor tiles used for sitting room generally provide a creative expression of interior design in colour and shape. Those used for toilets and bathrooms usually have a firm grip on the feet and are gritty to combat the issue of constant wetting and to also prevent home accidents.
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Tiles are usually sold per square metre with the number of square metres inscribed on each carton. Once you know the square area of the wall or floor to be tiled then you will divide that square area by the specified square metre inscribed on the carton. This is how you know the quantity of carton required for tiling.
As a rule of thumb, it is necessary to buy an extra 10% of the total cartons so as to cover for any breakage or offcuts.
In the procurement of the tiles, one must put into consideration the advantages and disadvantages of each type of tile as well as the finishing of the tiles.
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Tiles vary so also does the cost of tiles too. They come in different shape and sizes. The conventional ones are 30 by 30; 40 by 40; 60 by 60; 25 by 40 among others.
Knowing the total area you want to cover with tiles is the first step. This area could be in sqft or sqm. If you calculate the total area in sqft, you will need to multiply it by 0.09 to get the corresponding measurement in sqm. Next on the list, is to get a sample tile before the cost of the tile per square metre can be determined.
Other materials needed for installation includes bags of cement, pans of sand, packets of white cement (tile cement) and of course the workmanship of the tiles depending on the square metres of the area to be tiled.
If you desire a tile made of glazed porcelain and matt finishing with low water absorption, Spanish tiles are what you should procure. They are strong in hardness and also have a good coordination in colour and lustre. They can be used in homes, offices, government and projects flooring. Deluxe clubs and lush wall tiles also install Spanish tiles for their simplicity, class, elegance and splendid colours. Spanish tiles are known to have resistance to thermal shock. They are available in various sizes and colours and are sold in standard carton and pallet.
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Find below the current price of floor tiles in Nigeria
1 sqm of 30 x 30 ceramic floor tile ₦1,500
1 sqm of 40 x 40 ceramic floor tiles ₦1,650
1 Nr. of 30 x 30 unpolished porcelain floor tiles ₦1,900
1 sqm of 40 x 40 unpolished porcelain floor tile ₦2,500
1 sqm of 30 x 60 unpolished porcelain floor tile ₦3,700
1 sqm of 30 x 30 polished porcelain floor tile ₦2,500
1 sqm of 40 x 40 polished porcelain floor tile ₦2,650
1 sqm of 30 x 30 granite tile ₦5,000
1 sqm of 40 x 40 granite tile ₦6,500
1 sqm of 30 x 60 granite tile ₦5,500
1 sqm of 60 x 60 granite tile ₦7,700
1 sqm of 25 x 40 glazed ceramic wall tiles (white) ₦2,800
1 sqm of 25 x 50 glazed ceramic wall tiles (white) ₦2,900
1 sqm of 25 x 60 glazed ceramic wall tiles (white) ₦3,000
1 sqm of 25 x 40 glazed ceramic wall tiles (coloured) ₦2,800
1 sqm of 25 x 50 glazed ceramic wall tiles (coloured) ₦3,000
1 sqm of 25 x 60 glazed ceramic wall tiles (coloured) ₦3,150
1 sqm of 30 x 30 Mosaic tiles ₦3,300
1 pcs of ceramic skirting ₦750
1 pcs of porcelain skirting ₦900
1 pcs of small borders ₦500
1 bag of 20kg tile cement ₦2,900