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While all types of flooring have their pros and cons, the particular benefits of ceramic tile make it a prevalent choice among homeowners. Ceramic tile is very cost-effective, great for high traffic areas and very durable. It doesn’t require a lot of upkeep and maintenance, and it increases your home’s value. If you’re interested in installing ceramic tile in your home and would like to get a clearer picture of how much it will cost you to buy and install it, here are some of the main factors you’ll need to take into consideration when determining the total cost of your project.

1. Size of the area Generally, tilers charge per square metre, with prices ranging from $35-$150. However, the price is determined by a few other factors such as size and type of the tiles and the complexity of the work.

2. Design and layout Another factor that tilers consider when providing you with an estimate price is the type of layout and design you want to achieve. If you want to have an asymmetrical, patterned or contrasting design, you can expect to pay more for it, since the job is more intricate and requires a lot of precision and attention to details.

3. Supplies and materials used While you can acquire all the necessary materials yourself, if you want to avoid the hassle you can simply ask your tiler to include them in the price, and they will supply everything for you, including tile spacers, adhesive, sealant, grout and anything else they may need.

4. By the hour While tilers more commonly charge by the size of the area, some do work on an hourly basis, and in those cases, you can expect to pay around $45 to $150 per hour. Note that these prices do not include the cost of the tiles which you’ll need to budget separately.