Wall and Floor Tiler

Wall and floor tiling may sound straightforward, but it can be a very complex job to create a contemporary minimalist look for an apartment or the traditional character of warm Tuscan tones for an al fresco using coloured and textured tiles.

Tilelaying is a creative trade, and it’s useful to have a feeling for space when setting out tiles to see how it’s all going to work when transforming walls and floors into decorative masterpieces that will last for years.

Wall and floor tilers cover surfaces in domestic kitchens, bathrooms and balconies as well as industrial premises, swimming pools, shops, hotels and offices. They work with a variety of materials including ceramics, terracotta, porcelain, stone, granite, marble and adhesives, to achieve the most durable result for the use of the area.  When tiling an existing home, wall and floor tilers prepare the surfaces by removing any old tiles, grout, cement and adhesive. Holes and cracks are filled to create a smooth, even surface ready for the new tile selection.

Suggested pathway into wall & floor tiling:
  • VET in Schools Certificate II in Building and Construction (Trades Pathway) or
  • Pre-apprenticeship, Wall & Floor Tiling

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On the job training
Accredited Certificate
Apprenticeship/Trade Certificate
Diploma/Advanced Diploma
Tertiary Degree

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The floors of Roman buildings were often richly decorated with mosaics, many capturing scenes of history and everyday life.