Tiles are square or rectangular shaped objects, manufactured by hard wearing materials such as ceramic, glass, stone, metal and clay or from light-weight materials such as wood, mineral wool and perlite. Tiles have been in existence since the 10th century in Iran used for kufic inscription on mosque walls, in Chogha Zanbil glazed and coloured bricks were used in the Ishtar gate of Bablyon in the 14th century, also ancient Indian continent as well as Medieval Europe used tiles, ancient Christian churches had painted tiles of the life of Christ. Tiles can be used for roofing, flooring, ceiling and as walls. As stated above tiles have different types depending on materials it is made of , porcelain for example is made from silica and quartz heated at very high temperatures, there are also marble tile, granite tile, cement tile and many more. The best and cheap tile will depend your home choice and the material which it is made of that is easily accessible and cheap.
Types of Tiles in Nigeria
In Nigeria, many people want their home to be more artistic and beautiful and tiles play a major role in helping them achieve it. There are different types of tiles in Nigeria such as Granite, Slate, Porcelain, Marble, Onyx, Sandstone, Tarvertine, Ceramic, Mosaic, Quarry, Natural stone, goodwill(this is a variation of porcelain tile), PVC ( it is also called vinyl tile) amongst many others. The prices for different tiles per square metre in Nigeria are:
Ceramic Tile Price in Nigeria
These are tiles made from mixture of water, sand and clay. They are the most commonly used and available tile due to its cheap cost. They come in different sizes and colours, ceramic tiles are waterproof. The glazed ceramic tiles are coated with protected finish. They can be also be used as wall and floor tiles.
(40 x 40) – 1,600 to 3,000
(60 x 60) – 2,000 to 6,800
(120 x 60) – 8,800
They also come in different designs, can be used for wall and floor tiles.
Goodwill Tile Price in Nigeria
(40 x 40) – 2000 to 3,500
(60 x 60) – 4,000 to 5,500
PVC floor tile – 3,500 to 9,000
Polished porcelain tile – 2,000 to 3,000
unpolished porcelain tile – 1,900 to 4,000
Granite Tile Price in Nigeria
It’s often referred to as marble tile, composed of mostly quartz, alkali feldspar, and plagioclase. They are dense and scratch resistant, with arrays of colours and patterns.
(30 x 30) – 5,500
(40 x 40) – 6,700
(60 x 60) – 8,000
Vitrified Tile Price in nigeria
These are ceramic type of tiles with low porosity and frost resistance. Vitrified tile is made by hydraulic pressing a mixture of clay, quartz, feldspar and silica. These are the four types – Soluble salt, Double charge, Full Body, and Glazed
30 x 30 – 2,000 to 6,000
40 x 40 – 1,500 to 3,000
60 x 60 – 4,000 to 8,000
30 x 60 – 1,500 to 2,000
Other 60 x 60 tile prices – 3,000 to 8,000
A higher version of ceramic tiles made from higher dense clay. They are more expensive than the ceramic tile and come either polished or unpolished. They are more denser, heavy and has less water absorption than ceramic tile. They come in different sizes and thickness ranging between 1/4- and 3/4 or 3/8 -inch thick.
Mosaic Tiles Price in Nigeria
These tiles offer beautiful views due to the arrangement of materials it’s made of. They can be made from pebbles, ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, glass, metal and so much more. Due to the combination of materials used in making them, they are expensive.
30 X 30 – 1,500 to 1700
25 X 60 – 1,600 to 2,000
25 X 40 – 1,000 to 1,500
Vitrified 60 X 60 – 4,000 to 7,000
Mosaic tiles – 3,000 to 12,000
25 X 40 – 1,600
40 X 40 – 1,500 to 2,000
Outside Wall Tiles
25 X 50 – 2,000 to 7,000
Mosaic tiles – 35,000
Price of tiles in Nairaland 2021 for porcelain tiles (40 x 40) is ranging between 1800 – 2,200, also there are Spanish floor and wall tiles, ceramic tiles, china wall tiles among others. Prices of tiles in Nigeria in 2021 are not stable and different vendors post the tiles without prices so you have to contact them to buy.
Cost of tiling a room will depend on the type of tile, other material that would used in tiling and size of the room to be tiled, you should budget around 100,000 for it. Though it might fall below or extend it.
A carton of tiles cost between 2,000 to 12,000 depending on the tile, a carton of tile contains 17 pieces for 30 x 30, 12 pieces for 40 x 40, 4 pieces for 60 x 60. The cost of one tile still falls within the range listed in above as per the type of tile.
One of the best and cheapest tile is ceramic tile which most households use.
Tiles are very important part of buildings and aside that they provide beauty to the house with many artistic designs out there, they are durable and can be cleaned without much work. Different states in Nigeria will have different prices of tiles and should you patronize online vendors due to high cost in your city or convenience then your only worry will be way-billing.