This article is all about tilers and seeks to answer any questions you might have about tilers.
Tilers are tradespeople who specialize in cutting and installing tiles to floors and walls of bathrooms, kitchens and other rooms.
There is no formal requirement to work as a tiler unlike say working as an electrician or a gas safe plumber.
To become a tiler, you can start an apprenticeship with an experienced qualified tiler and learn from them over three to four years. Then you can continue with them in their business or start your own business.
In the UK you can enrol on the following courses before pursuing an apprenticeship
Level 1 Diploma Wall and Floor Tiling
Level 2 Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling
Level 2 Extended Diploma in Wall and Floor Tiling
You can also just pay someone to teach you tiling. Private companies such as uktilingcourses.co.uk or tiling-courses.co.uk carry out ‘learn tiling quick’ courses.
The problem with tiling courses is that you can get a little bit of education but you need to practice and practice and learn by doing. Otherwise you just won’t be any good. Its like learning to play the guitar or being a yoga instructor. Its one thing getting a qualification and its another being good.
Tilers cost about £60 per m2 for installation only.
You will still need to allow for backing boards, tiles, grouting, trims and so forth. These can be supplied by the tiler or can be purchase directly from one of the many tiling suppliers that are keen for your business.
Tilers supply all of their own tools and equipment.