Apr 30, 2008 11:02 am
Hi everyone, we haven't done our tile appointment yet (apparently Simonds do that very late in the process to avoid the possibility that the tiles you want are no longer available) In the bathroom I want to have a strip of feature tiles and I was wondering if anyone else has done this and if so the cost? (obviously will vary greatly according to the builder but just want to get an idea)
Re: Cost of feature tiles??2
Apr 30, 2008 11:10 am
We had the small square marble(?) tiles put in both the ensuite and bathroom.
They are not covered at all by our builder, so we had to pay the full price of them, which was $20 per 5 strips (1m long). Can't remember exact figures but I think for the strips in 2 showers and up and over 2 baths the cost was about $400?
Will try and find the paperwork.
Second Time 'Round
Re: Cost of feature tiles??3
Apr 30, 2008 11:22 am
I like feature tiles, we are having a horizontal row of feature tiles in ensuite, main bathroom, and kitchen, total cost for feature tiles and extra labour = $609.
Builders range did not cover feature tiles so this was payable as an upgrade, quite reasonable though.
However different feature tiles vary hugely in cost so depends which ones you choose, also the labour will vary, basically the smaller and fiddlier the tiles, the more the extra laying cost.
Re: Cost of feature tiles??5
Apr 30, 2008 5:35 pm
Hi Sharee, our builder gave us a limit of up to $27 wall tiles border tiling was extra...as long as you were at or under this figure tiling was included in the pricing.
So we found a nice cheaper tile around the $20 mark and found a nice border tile we like and matched well, we think, for around the $7 mark..
Bingo we meet the $27 figure...... Passed this on to the builder and no worries....
The same wall tiles and border tiles will be used in the bathroom and ensuite in a horizontal manor and also in the laundry and kitchen although in a vertical manor. Just to be different.....
Gav & Vanessa Building In Melbourne (Sth East Suburbs)
Rawdon Hill Construction - Canterbury Heritage
Re: Cost of feature tiles??6
May 02, 2008 2:42 pm
You may find using a marble, glass, stainless steel or combo mosaic a cost effective alternative. Now by the sqm these things cost a fair bit. If you use them as a vertical or horizontal feature they generally work out less then a traditional listello/border. See say for example a 300x300 sheet of 23x23mm Marble mosaic may cost $25 (varies from $20's to $40's). Now say you make the feature 1 row high you will get 3.66 linear metres, 2 high 1.83 linear metres, 3 high 1.22 linear metres of border for $25. So take your average 9 linear metre (after door and window) horizontal border would only require 5 sheets - $125.
Important to make sure mosaic is approx same thickness as wall tile.....
Charlie from Kalafrana Ceramics - Tiles Sydney [/b]
Floor, Wall & Bathroom Tiles Sydney
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