Floorers and wall tilers


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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.


There are no formal academic entry requirements, though GCSEs/S grades are advantageous. Entry is typically through an apprenticeship or traineeship approved by ConstructionSkills leading to an NVQ/SVQ in General Construction at Level 3.

Typical tasks

  • examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements;
  • 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 premises to plan suitable layout and cuts, lays and secures underlay, carpet and linoleum;
  • finishes covering by rolling, smoothing, grouting or polishing;
  • mixes cement screed or other adhesive, cuts and positions floor and wall tiles and checks alignment of tiling with spirit level.

Common job titles

Pavior, tile
Contractor, flooring
Tiler, glaze
Layer, tile
Estimator, flooring
Layer, terrazzo
Screeder, floor
Tiler, ceramic
Fixer, fireplace
Fitter, carpet
Layer, floor, rubber
Layer, floor, jointless
Fitter, floor
Hand, terrazzo
Layer, floor, mosaic
Layer, floor, decorative
Manufacturer (fireplace mfr)
Layer, linoleum
Fixer, tile
Coverer, floor
Setter, tile (building construction)
Technician, carpet
Fitter, fireplace
Tiler and plasterer
Estimator, carpet
Layer, covering, floor
Layer, floor, plastic
Layer, carpet
Tiler, wall
Cutter, carpet
Fixer, grate
Fitter, lino
Fixer, faience and mosaic
Planner, linoleum
Layer, floor, granolithic
Maker, fireplace
Paver, tile
Spreader, lay, cold
Layer, floor, parquet
Technician, flooring
Fixer, terracotta
Concreter, granolithic
Layer, floor, tile
Cementer, ship
Layer, felt
Layer, floor, composition
Polisher, terrazzo
Slabber (fireplace mfr)
Planner, carpet
Tiler, range
Layer, floor, patent
Maker, grate, tile
Fitter, linoleum
Manufacturer, fireplace
Layer, lino
Layer, mosaic
Polisher (terrazzo floor laying)
Builder, fireplace
Technician, laying, floor
Tiler, floor
Fixer, carpet
Planner, lino
Paviour, tile
Worker, faience
Layer, floor, terrazzo
Slabber (builders' merchants)
Specialist, flooring
Tiler, cork
Worker, terrazzo
Setter, mosaic
Layer, floor, nos
Worker, mosaic
Layer, floor, block
Slabber, tile
Fixer, mosaic
Fitter, tile
Layer, floor, wood