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What do wall and floor tilers do?

  • examine plans, measure and mark surfaces and lay out work
  • prepare wall and floor surfaces by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, filling holes and cracks, and cleaning surfaces
  • spread adhesive onto prepared surfaces and tiles, and set tiles in position
  • use tile-cutting tools to cut and shape tiles needed for edges and corners, and around objects such as fittings and pipes
  • ensure tiles are correctly aligned and spaced, grout tiles, and clean and remove excess grout, and apply waterproofing systems
  • may lay floors of granolithic, terrazzo, cement or similar composition, or coloured tiles in patterns to create mosaics


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