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Floorer or Wall Tiler

Floorers and wall tilers lay composition mixtures (other than mastic asphalt) to form flooring, plan, fit and secure carpet, underlay and linoleum and cover and decorate walls and floors with terrazzo and granolithic mixtures, tiles and mosaic panels.

Tasks

  • Mixes cement screed or other adhesive, cuts and positions floor and wall tiles and checks alignment of tiling with spirit level.
  • Finishes covering by rolling, smoothing, grouting or polishing.
  • Examines premises to plan suitable layout and cuts, lays and secures underlay, carpet and linoleum.
  • Cleans floor surface, fixes wooden laying guides and mixes, pours and levels granite and terrazzo mixtures, bitumen, synthetic resin or other composition mixtures to form flooring.
  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 10% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£26,409

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for floorer or wall tiler is £26,409

397 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 397. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for floorer or wall tiler roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £26,409 per year. That is about £2,201 per month or £13.54 per hour. New workers generally start on £12,311, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,616

Is it growing or declining?

This career has shrunk over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 397 people are employed in the region.

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