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Wall and Floor Tiler
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Lays ceramic, clay, slate, marble and glass tiles on external and internal walls and floors to provide protective and decorative finishes. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • examining plans, measuring and marking surfaces and laying out work
  • preparing wall and floor surfaces by removing old tiles, grout and adhesive, filling holes and cracks, and cleaning surfaces
  • spreading adhesive onto prepared surfaces and tiles, and setting tiles in position
  • using tile-cutting tools to cut and shape tiles needed for edges and corners, and around objects such as fittings and pipes
  • ensuring tiles are correctly aligned and spaced
  • grouting tiles, and cleaning and removing excess grout
  • applying waterproofing systems
  • may lay floors of granolithic, terrazzo, cement or similar composition
Specialisations
  • Ceramic Tiler
  • Mosaic Tiler
Job prospects for Wall and Floor Tilers in Victoria

Occupation in the Wall and Floor Tilers group include Wall and Floor Tiler

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 2,800 Wall and Floor Tilers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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