This article is primarily for those of you who are thinking of making house renovations, and want to come up with an estimate of how much might these renovations cost. The information presented below has to do with only wall tiles. The prices below represent an approximate average, since every factory is constantly changing their collections and different dealers use different prices to sell tile. Almost every factory is going to have a couple of collections that are less or more expensive than the prices indicated below.
So if you are not satisifed with Domestic bathroom tile and you do not like inexpensive imported tile what should you turn your eyes to?
1. Portuguese tile. Prices
People in our country are somehow surprised when they hear about Portuguese tile, but the whole of Europe knows about the century-old tradition of making Azulejos in Portugal. Tile has been produced in Portugal since the 15th century, it is decorating majority of beautiful and important buildings in that sunny country, and Portugal is among the top ten world tile exporters. Also, there are deposits of white clay in Portugal, so the Portuguese tiles made of white clay will cost you less than the Italian (Italians, for the most part, import their white clay).
You can find the following Portuguese brands on Russian market
Cinca – the leader of the Portuguese market – 1 100 – 2700 r. per meter
Aleluia Ceramicas – 1 066 – 1 292 r. per square meter
Love Ceramic Tiles / eX Novagres 1 100 – 2 500 r. per meter
|Ophelia tile from Cinca factory. Sells for 1 390 r. per meter||
Spoony tile from Aleluia factory. Price is 1 430 r. per meter
Desire tile from Love Ceramice Tiles. Price is 2 000 r. per meter
2. German tile. Price
Germany does not concern itself with design and does not produce that much tile. You will basically find a mighty German clinker on our market. As far as tile is concerned, the trade mark that is most known in our country is Villeroy & Boch (obviously due to dishware and kitchen utensil stores). This factory produces tile mainly in a classical style. It is rather expensive – on average from 2 000 rubles per meter all the way to 4-5 thousand (although there are several options for 1 600r), therefore, we will be talking about this tile in an article that describes expensive tile. Besides this, the market often has:
Steuler –1 400- 200 r per meter
Iasba – 1 600-2800 r. per meter
Agrob Buchtal – 1 400-2 300 per meter
Engers – 1 400 2 300 r. per meter
Boizenburg – 1 250- 1 800 r. per meter
Boizenburg -1250 – 1800 р. за метр
|Louis & Ella tile from Steuler factory. The price is 1 526 r. per meter||Unity tile from Agrob Buchtal factory. Price is 1 500 r. per meter||Erotic collection from Boizenburg factory 1 250 r. per meter|
3. Spanish tile. Price
Spain is one of the world leaders in tile manufacturing. Even during the most difficult of times for the Spanish economy the national tile industry shows good results (see article). More than 100 factories produce tile, 80% of which is exported, and our country serves as one of the priority markets for Spain. Therefore, it would be impossible to list all of the Spanish tile that is sold in our country. Generally speaking, the main price range for Spanish tile varies from 900 to 3 000 rubles per square meter, with most tile selling for 1 250 – 1 900 r. One of the key features of Spanish tile manufacturers is imitation stone tile, thus you will not find the same amount of quality imitation tile in any other country. The brands that are most widely represented on our market are:
|Dress tile from Aparici factory.
Price is 1 900 r. per meter
|Yakarta tile from Porcelanosa factory.
cost is 1 900 r per meter
|6008 tile from Porcelanitedos factory.
Price 2 950 r per meter
Eris tile from Pamesa factoryprice 1 430 r per meter
|Crystal tile from Venis factory. Price 1 890 r. per meter|
4. Italian tile. Price
Italy is rightfully considered to be a trendsetter in tile design. There are about 300 factories that produce a wide variety of tiles. Every self-respecting manufacturer has at least 15 wall tile collections (or even 50 at times), therefore, it would be pointless to list all of the existing factories and their price varieties. Generally, the prices for good quality Italian tile vary from 1 000 to 3 500 rubles per square meter, and majority of prices are concentrated within the 1 400 – 2 400 rubles per square meter range. You can purchase a truly beautiful, high quality tile in the range of 2 000-2 400 rubles. You can also find less expensive tile, however, by and large, it is going to come from old collections or sale items. There is also more expensive tile, but we will take a look at it in a different article. One of the main advantages of Italian tile is considered to be design, Italian companies spend countless amounts of money on its development and innovation, and, according to this indicator, they are really ahead of every one else on the planet.
The following are the factories that are most widely represented on our market:
Marazzi (not to be confused with Kerama Marazzi - Russian manufacturer that is part of the Marazzi group)
Atlas Concorde (Atlas Concorde also has a factory in Russia, but it only produces stoneware)
FAP (generally this factory’s tile is more expensive than the indicated range, thus we will be discussing it in the article regarding expensive tile)
Radiance tile from Atlas Concorde factory.
Price is 1 950 rubles per meter
|Ecclettica tile from Impronta factory.
Price is 2 100 per meter
|Palace tile from Marazzi Italy factory
Price is 2 000 r per meter
|Venise tile from Emil Ceramica factory Price is 3 800 r. per meter|
Enjoy tile from АВК factory.
Price is 2 050 rubles per meter
|Sweet tile from ACIF factory.
Price is 1 640 rubles per meter
It most certainly does not mean that the above-mentioned factories are the best- it is just that if you walk around the stores, chances are, it is these brands that you will come across most often.
Calculating the cost of tile for the bathroom. High quality imported tile
In order to calculate the cost of tile for your bathroom you will need to
Thus, the average cost-effective version of the bathroom renovation, is going to be anywhere between 40 and 70 thousand rubles for the tile expense. Naturally, the bathroom sizes are highly individual and you can pick a slightly more or less expensive tile in this category. Besides, if you add some mosaic, get ready to add 15-30 thousand more.
Let us reminds you that if you would like to calculate the most inexpensive option, you should look for domestic tile. Please see Cost of bathroom tile. Part 1. If you do not want to get domestic tile, yet you are not ready to pay for Spanish tile either please also read Cost of bathroom tile. Part 2. Inexpensive imported tile.