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Wall and floor tilers

Wall and floor tilers lay ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes.

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


projected job openings


qualified full-time wage


employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started