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4 Weeks Wall & Floor Tiling

About the course

A comprehensive course designed to allow you to undertake your own jobs on completion. Rendering is also covered on this course.

All aspects of wall  floor tiling are covered from natural stone, tanking systems, under floor heating, business start-up and a great deal more. You will gain speed and work on your technique, growing in confidence while covering more complex tasks. From the basics of tiling around a sink to planning out and tiling an entire bathroom from start to finish, including vertical borders, mirror inserts and diamond set floors. On completion of this course you will have the skills and confidence to undertake your own jobs.

You will learn in your own training bay with one to one tuition and lots of hands on practical experience. You will also learn in a realistic environment using a range of tools and materials.

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Week 1
Health and safety
Application appreciation (adhesive selection, admixtures, grouts, compounds)
Mixing adhesives
Background preparation
Introduction to rendering
Tools of the trade
Tile cutting board
Tiling a plain wall (practical assessment)
Tile around sink with mitred border
Hole cutting
Tile around window including reveals and trim work
Grouting lecture
Grout sink and window

Week 2
Diamond set framed (practical assessment)
Tiling floors lecture/demo
Set out and tile a floor (straight set) including cuts around pedestal and toilet
Rendering demo and practical
Removing and replacing damaged tile
Rendering task (practical assessment)

Week 3/4
Health and Safety (written assessment)
Tile kitchen splash back (practical)
Set out and tile walls and floors (test bay)

This is your time to practice and perfect all that you learned in weeks 1 and 2 and to tile some more complex layouts such as herringbone design and mosaic borders. You can perfect your new skills whilst gaining speed and confidence. Your tutor will discuss the task then it is over to you to set out the room and start tiling.

Lectures covered
Health and safety
Application appreciation (adhesive selection, admixtures, grouts, compounds)
Mixing adhesives
Background preparation
Tools of the trade
Hole cutting around pipes
Mosaic borders
Floor setting out
Setting out a bathroom (laser levels/water levels)
Natural stone
Tanking systems (BAL)
Business start up
Under tile heating
Uncoupling membranes and movement joints (Schluter systems)
Levelling compound (Demo) BAL

After course options & support

On completion of the course you have the option of completing the tiling Diploma course.
Course technical guides will be given to you on the course and you will also receive a Tiling manual.

Business start up training is optional – our experienced tutors will guide you on all aspects of establishing and running a business.

Our support does not end when your course is complete!  You can attend the school for free advice and attend our specialist training days.

Over the years we've built up a fantastic community of students – you can join our ’Tile Junkies’ support groups both on WhatsApp and a dedicated Facebook page. You will have instant access to support from a close network of tutors and experienced tilers.

Cost & certificate

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City & Guilds 6219-08 Construction Skills Level 1

Without qualification £2550 (deposit £500)
With qualification £2800 (deposit £600)


We are an Associated Training Centre with The Tile Association

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