Wall & Floor Tiler

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.

Skills
  • 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
Qualifications

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.

Salary

Trainee tilers' earnings vary but can be up to £17,000 a year.

Qualified tilers can earn between £20,000 and £30,000.

Experienced tilers with supervisory or training duties can earn between £30,000 and £38,000.

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