Tilers tile walls and floors in kitchens, bathrooms, shops and restaurants, using materials like ceramics, slate and marble.

Day-to-day Tasks

You will:

  • talk to the client about the materials they want to use
  • repair or remove old tiles and surfaces
  • prepare surfaces by levelling off with plaster, sand or cement
  • mark out the area to estimate the amount of tiles and adhesive needed
  • cut tiles to size and shape with hand-cutters or bench-mounted tools
  • fix tiles in place and apply adhesives before finishing

Skills & Knowledge

You'll need:

  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to work on your own
  • the ability to work well with others
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • the ability to organise your time and workload
  • knowledge of maths

Industry Qualifications 

If you want to be a Tiler, you can start on a trainee position at a company that provides Tiling services. 

To go on any construction site on the Isle of Man you are required to hold a Construction IOM Accreditation Card.

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