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 only with 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 have a limited budget, yet you want to use only imported tiles, what is it that you can expect? Before you read on, please remember that the tile price is going to include transportation costs, rather large ones, thus the most inexpensive imported tile might be either of low quality or old design. You might be better off choosing Russian tile (see Cost of the bathroom tile. Part 1.) or a slightly more expensive imported tile.
Ukrainian tile. Price
Velvet Golden Tile collection
costs 440 r per meter
|ALEXA tile from Atec factory goes for 460 r per meter||Polonez tile produced by Nota Keramika Goes for 460 r. per meter|
There are rich reserves of high-quality clay in Ukraine, so even lots of Italian factories are importing Ukrainian white clay. There is a wide selection of pretty good tile manufacturing factories in the country. The distance to Russia is not that large, so, thanks to low transport costs, the final retail price of the Ukrainian tile in Russia comes out to be rather attractive.
One of the distinguished market leaders, Kharkiv Tile Plant offers a tile under Golden Tile brand at the Russian retail price from 310 to 570 rubles per square meter.
Interkerama, a plant from Dnepropetrovsk, produces tile that is sold at the prices ranging from 400 to 610 rubles per square meter.
Atem – offers tile from 346 to 690 rubles per square meter, and their sale tile goes for 103 rubles. It is hard to understand how imported tile can cost 103 rubles, it is possible that someone is simply trying to get rid of whatever is left over.
Nota Keramika, another plant from Dnepropetrovsk can offer you tile for the price ranging from 370 to 480 rubles per square meter
Lithuanian tile. Price
price is 575 r. per meter
| Linea tile from Dvarcioniu Keramika
goes for 570 rubles per meter
It is hard to call Lithuania a tile power, however, it is possible to find tile produced by Dvarcionio Keramika in our country.
Commercially-available collection of this factory will cost you 573 - 650 rubles per square meter.
|Branch tile from Cerrol factory
for 968 rubles per meter
Bambus tile from Paradyz factory for the price of 748 r per square meter
|Diuna tile from Opoczno factory
sells for 475 r. per meter
|Delice tile collection from Tubadzin factory could be found for 670 r. per meter|
Polish tiles are represented by a number of factories with rather attractive prices. We do need to pay your attention to the fact that majority of the collections produced by the above mentioned factories are sold for about 800 rubles per square meter, and those collections that are 350-400 rubles often do not compare well to Russian collections that are in the same price range.
Opoczno offeres tile starting from 410 to 1 028 r. per sq. meter
Paradyz produces tile that sells from 450 to 920 r. per sq. meter
Tubadzin offeres tile with a wide variety of prices varying from 380 to 1 000r. per sq. meter
Cerrol sells tile from 580 to 970 r. per sq.
Polcolorit makes tile that goes from 610 to 1 520 r. per sq.
Ceramika – Konskie makes tile that sells for 480 to 820 r. per sq. meter
Turkish tile. Price
|Pulpis tile by Vitra factory. It sells for 753 r. per sq. meter.||
Epica Kalebodur tile sells 650 r. per sq. meter
Every year, Turkey spends a lot of money to promote its tile manufacturers. Even in Bologna - the heart of the Italian tile industry during the celebration of Italian brands at the international tile exhibit Cersaie, the Turkish Association covers the central area of the city and hosts a concert dedicated to the Turkish tile. However, the representation of the Turkish tile at the Russian market is still rather weak.
Vitra is famous for its stoneware and monocolors. Wall tile is slightly less represented at our market and it sells for anywhere from 520 to 1 860, with majority of tiles being in the range of 800-900 rubles.
Kalebodue from 640 to 740
The other two factories are hard to find and their imported collections are almost nonexistent.
Yurtbay Seramik can be found selling from 660 to 690
Ida Seramik could be found in the range of 590 to 630
Czeck tile. Price
|Absolut Rako tile
for the price 1 190 r. per sq. meter
|Ardo tile produced by Rako factory. It sells for 645 r. per square meter|
Czech tile is represented mainly by the Lasselsberger factory whose tile is available on our market under the Rako and Object objects. Please note that Object mainly produces monocolor projects.
Rako is represented fairly widely and is found in retail at a price of 550do 1 200 r. Sale collections can be found from 300 rubles
Calculating the cost of tile for the bathroom. Inexpensive 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 15 and 32 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.
Do not forget that you still need to pay for the cost of grout, the cost of tile adhesives, leveling materials for the walls (if necessary), and the labor (if you do not lay tile yourself).
Let us reminds you that if you would like to calculate the most inexpensive option, you should look for domestic tile. See article
Please also see Cost of bathroom tile. Part 3. High quality imported tile