House Tiling in Nigeria: (Cost of Tiling a Room in Nigeria)


Knowing the cost of tiling a room in Nigeria is essential during the furnishing of your house as it will give you an idea of the cost of tiling your entire house and help you budget properly for this stage of your house construction.

Tiling is simply the act of covering the walls and floors in your home with tiles to give a good living experience to home users and to also improve the aesthetics of your house.

It is vital to understand that the type of house you are building and its size will determine how much you will spend while tiling its floors and walls, low-cost houses may require cheaper tiles while elegant masons or the like may require expensive tiles for their finishing.

In this post, we shall look at the cost of tiling a 3-bedroom flat in Nigeria, the cost of tiling a room, and the cost of tiling per square meter in Nigeria.

Also as we explore the possible amount you will spend will tiling your house, we will see the labor cost of tiling a room and a summary of the estimated cost of tiling different house sizes. If you want to know how much tiles cost, you can read prices and types of tiles in Nigeria.

So before delving straight into house tiling costs in Nigeria, let us see the factors that may affect how much you will spend while tiling your house.

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wall tiling

Factors that Affect the Cost of Tiling a House in Nigeria

The size of your house

The total area of the rooms you want to cover with tiles will determine the overall tiling cost, and consequently, the total size of your house will also affect the tiling cost because tillers will charge you based on the total square meter of the area to be covered. 

Tiling the bathrooms and kitchen walls in your house may cost less than floor tiling because floor tiles are difficult to cut during the tiling job, however, the cost still depends on how large your bathrooms and kitchen are.

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The type and quality of the tiles

The type and quality of tiles you want to use will also determine the overall cost of tiling your home.

In Nigeria, ceramic tiles are commonly used for tiling because they are affordable and come in varieties of designs and shapes, so you may consider using this type of tiles if you want something affordable.

However, if you want something elegant then consider marble and granite tiles but be ready to spend more because they are more expensive than others. For more details read the types and prices of tiles in Nigeria.

Condition of the walls and floor surface

The present condition of the walls and floors to be tiled will determine how much you will spend while tiling your house, if the surfaces are rough and require more work to level and smoothen, then tillers may charge you more as more labor work will be needed to complete the task.

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Tiller’s fee

The amount your tiller is willing to accept for the jobs will also determine the overall cost of tiling, tillers will charge you based on the total area of the walls and floors and it is your responsibility to negotiate a good price before giving out the job.

image of floor tiled with floor tile
floor tiling

Cost of Tiling Per Square Meter in Nigeria

The cost of tiling per square meter in Nigeria ranges from 400 naira to 700 naira and it will depend on your negotiation with the tiller, however, you may spend more than that if the tiling job is complex and requires great expertise.

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Cost of Tiling a Room in Nigeria

The cost of tiling a room in Nigeria will depend on the total area of the room and if the dimension of your room is 12 feet x 12 feet then the total area will be 9 m2 and the cost of tiling a room will be around 5,000 naira to 6,000 naira.

However, you have to also consider the price of the tiles because the type of tiles you choose and their price will also affect the overall cost of tiling a room.

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Cost of Tiling 3 Bedroom Flat

 The cost of tiling a 3-bedroom flat in Nigeria will also depend on the total areas of the floors and walls, and from my experience in house construction, it will cost you around 200,000 naira to 500,000 naira to tile the floors and the kitchen and bathroom walls in a 3 bedroom flat.

However, if you include the price of tiles then you may be spending around 800,000 naira to 1,200,000 naira depending on the quality of the tiles.

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Summary of The Cost of Tiling a House in Nigeria

Size of HouseCost of Tiling
A room20,000 naira to 30,000 naira
2 bedroom flat (with parlor)500,000 naira to 600,000 naira
3 bedroom flat (with parlor)800,000 naira to 1,000,000 naira
4 bedroom flat (with parlor)800,000 naira to 1,500,000 naira
Duplex1,000,000 naira to 1,600,000 naira
Tiling Labor Cost in Nigeria

Bear in mind the above is just estimated costs and the factors explained in this post will affect the cost of tiling.

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Conclusion

The best way to know how much it will cost you to tile your house is to find out the actual price of your choice of tile, show a tiller the wall and floor areas you want to cover with tiles, and let him give you a quotation based on what is on right.

If you wish not to spend much while tiling your house, make sure you employ a competent builder during the construction of your house because errors on the floors and walls may result in a higher cost of tiling as more effort will be needed to smoothen and level rough surfaces.


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