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What is a Tiler?

A tiler is a person who fixes tiles to a surface such as a wall, floor, or roof. A tiler installs tiles to the inside or outside of a building, placing them neatly and in line and evenly apart from one another.

A tiler should be well organized, creative, analytical, and reliable, and have the ability to give good estimates. They should be able to follow blueprints from architects, designers or builders, or specifications from clients. They should also be reasonably fit and able work with their hands to accomplish things.

What does a Tiler do?

Tilers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Tillers usually work normal business hours, but may sometimes work overtime and weekends to meet deadlines. They work on buildings sites, in buildings under construction or repair. Their job may require them to bend and kneel for long periods of time or work at heights using ladders or scaffolding.

What is Required to Become a Tiler?

There are no educational requirements to become a tiler, as skills are learned on the job by helping experienced tilers. You should enroll in a tiler apprenticeship program if you are interested in the occupation.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Tilers need to have:


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