Intensive Tiling

Beyond Construction

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Typology Training
Methodology Inhouse
Duration 4 Days
  • Training
  • Inhouse
  • Duration:
    4 Days

Plan and organise a tiling project including correct tool selection. Demonstrate correct preparation of tiling surfaces. Complete a tiling project, demonstrating tiling skills and correct tool use.
Suitable for: There is no prior knowledge required before starting the programme. This programme is suitable for anyone who wants to seek employment in this type of work.

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

There are no requirements.

Course programme

Intensive 4 Day Tiling

Finding a tiler these days is becoming increasingly difficult and our trainers and facilities are something which we are very proud of. Our tutor, Rob is renowned in the north east for his skills in the most complex of tiling tasks and is regularly contacted by all of the distributers of the tiles to lay all of the lastest designs which require a lot more skill and intricacy such as Underfloor heating, Karndean flooring etc..

We also have facilities which are second to none, with over 20,000 thousand square feet each student gets their own bay which has a bathroom suite, electrical sockets, light switches and everything you would expect if you were doing a tiling job after the course has finished.

Working through this programme will give you the opportunity to develop basic tiling skills and the confidence to apply them in your own home or a work place. You will carry out practical project work to apply what you have learnt. The experience will encourage you to seek employment and/or further qualifications in this type of work.

1. The student will be able to plan and prepare a work area in accordance with the work specifications.

· The health and safety considerations for each tool used

· Materials required for the project

· Estimating and scheduling the work

· Tools required for the job, kit to include appropriate tools from the following:

2. Will beable to use the correct equipment to cut and shape tiles
Surface preparation
·Tiling design avoids small cuts, positioned around fittings to minimise cutting ·

Marking on wall to enable a guide for tiles

3. Apply wall and floor tiles to an acceptable finish.

Techniques for level tiling, e.g. use of level baton attached temporarily to wall
·Trowel selection

Adhesive application

Pressing firmly into place and twisting slightly
Use of spacers

Tile laying technique

Straight/curved cutting
Drilling and snipping tiles

Cutting methods

Wiping off excess using damp cloth
Waiting for adhesive to dry then grout

Post tiling procedure

Cleaning off any dry adhesive
Wipe grouting mix over tiles and well into gaps using rubber squeegee
Wipe of excess and use damp cloth on finger to obtain professional finish
Cleaning tiles with glass cleaner when dry

Grouting technique

Serrated trowel for other areasPlasterer’s trowel for wet environments

Surface is smooth

  • Surface is free of loose material
  • Surface is made watertight by using diluted PVA
  • Plasterer’s trowel (shower and bathroom)
  • Separated tiling trowel (kitchen and work surfaces)
  • Scraper
  • Paint brush
  • Small container for water/PVA mixture
  • Waterproof tiling adhesive
  • Spacers
  • Waterproof grouting
  • Tile cutter
  • Tile snipper or pliers
  • Tile saw
  • Masonry drill bit and drill
  • Sticky tape
  • Coarse flat file
  • Grouting using a "squeegee"
  • Damp cloth

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