Wall and Floor Tiler

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.
Training time 1.5 - 3 years
Average pay $42,976
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 5,800

What does a Wall and Floor Tiler do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Building and Construction Pre-apprenticeship
TAFE
Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
TAFE