Wall & Floor Tiler

Wall & Floor Tiler

Become a Wall & Floor Tiler

Wall & Floor tilers fix tiles on the walls and lay tiles on the floors of buildings including hospitals, shopping centres, swimming pools, industrial premises or bathrooms & kitchens. Tilers usually work with ceramic or porcelain and natural products including marble, granite, slate and terracotta. They also follow plans drawn up by an architect, builder or designer.

  • Practical skills
  • Methodical
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative
  • The ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • The ability to follow design plans
  • Maths skills for calculating costs and quantities of materials
  • Customer service
  • The ability to keep paperwork and accounts up-to-date, if self-employed

Wall & Floor Tiling is available as a study programme, part-time or apprenticeship course. Good GCSEs are recommended for measurements and calculations. At Leeds College of Building entry is via an assessment or for part-time courses a relevant qualification.


Newly trained wall and floor tilers can earn £17,000 - £25,000

Trained wall and floor tilers with some experience can earn £25,000 - £30,000

Senior wall and floor tilers can earn in excess of £30,000*

Self-employed wall and floor tilers set their own pay rates.

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