Career outlook for wall and floor tiler
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would cover walls or floors with tiles in places such as kitchens, bathrooms, shops, hotels and restaurants. Your work would make rooms more attractive and pleasant to be in, as well as protecting their surfaces against water damage.
- Mark out areas and choose the right amount of tiles and paste
- Repair or remove old surfaces
- Cut tiles using different tools
- Prepare surfaces with plaster, sand or cement
- Fix tiles and apply grout
- Buy materials and look after budgets
- Talk to customers about their ideas
You would learn to work with many materials including ceramics, glass, terracotta, stone, granite and marble.
It's also possible to specialise in a particular field, for example swimming pools or mosaic walls.
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