Professional tiler in Christchurch - Tiling contractor in Christchurch - Wall and Floor tiler in Christchurch

Tiling Information

Thinking about re-tiling that bathroom or fitting out a brand new kitchen?
There are a few things to bear in mind when planning any tiling work. We have put together some information that may help you organise things.

  • Surfaces
  • Area and cost
  • Waterproofing
  • Tile Adhesives
  • Tile material
  • Grout
  • Trim and finish
Floor tile  plans


When quoting for a job, a tiler will look at the surfaces. If they are flat and level, no problems! But if you have an older property, you can find that walls are not flat, the floor may move or angles may not be square.

Area and cost

Having an idea of how many square meters of tiling you need have done will help you calculate how much material and labour will be involved. Use our Area Calculator below to work out square meterage.




Tiling Plan

We recommend that you always order 20% more tiles than you actually need. This allows for corner cuts and can also leave you with some spares in case of future breakages. Most tile suppliers will allow you to return any unopened boxes should there be more left over than anticipated.


If you are tiling a bathroom or laundry there are building requirements around waterproofing. Please check the regulations in your area. Waterproofing is a rubbery liquid that is usualy brushed onto floors and walls. It creates a watertight barrier underneath tiling that will prevent moisture penetrating into structure or adjacent rooms.

Tile Adhesives

What is tile adhesive?
  • Flexible tile adhesive
  • Quick drying tile adhesive
  • Regular wall tile adhesive
Tile Adhesive

Tile material

What is the difference between tile materials?
  • Ceramic
  • Natural stone
  • Travertine
  • Porcelin
Tile Selection


What tile grout?
  • Flexible
  • Clear
Tiling Grout

Trim and finish

What is tile trim?
  • Alloy edge trim
  • Plastic moulded
Tile trim edging