BECOMING A TILE INSTALLER

ARE YOU A FUTURE TILE CRAFTSMAN?

Learn what it takes to become a tile installer and find out if this career is the right fit for you. If it is, we’re here to help you get started.

skills needed to become a tile installer

There are a few skills needed to become a tile installer. These skills will help you succeed at installing a variety of tile projects, including removing and installing tile flooring, working on tile backsplashes, and creating accent walls with tile.

Math & Measuring

Installing tile may seem like a simple task, but it does require quite a bit of math and measuring to ensure that the project comes out clean. For example, to install tile in corners, you’ll need to be able to measure precisely to ensure the tile fits correctly. You’ll also need to do math to know how much product to purchase at a job site, based on the square footage of the area. Lastly, good math skills will help you calculate estimates based on the work you’re doing.

Creativity & Design

Tile comes in all kinds of colors, styles, designs, and shapes. Having some creativity and design skills  will help you get the most out of the project for each and every customer. Using your creative skills, you’ll be able to customize borders, make recommendations on mosaics and tile sizes, and more.

Creativity & Design

Tile comes in all kinds of colors, styles, designs, and shapes. Having some creativity and design skills  will help you get the most out of the project for each and every customer. Using your creative skills, you’ll be able to customize borders, make recommendations on mosaics and tile sizes, and more.

collaboration

Tile installation is not just a one-man job, it does require some collaboration with other people,, such as interior designs and clients. Designers will work with both you and the client to provide recommendations on products that would look best for the space, and the client will then need to work with you to get the tile installation done.

Being able to collaborate with others will help you succeed as you continue to work with a variety of client styles and needs for every project.

physical strength

Physical strength comes in handy as a tile installer for a few different reasons. The first is that tile is innately heavy. Lifting boxes of tile to bring them to a jobsite is not an easy task, and having physical strength will help make it easier to lift all kinds of tile and tile materials. Not only will you need to lift tile, but you’ll also need to be able to work in small spaces like showers, climb ladders to reach tall spaces, and spend much of your time on the floor.

physical strength

Physical strength comes in handy as a tile installer for a few different reasons. The first is that tile is innately heavy. Lifting boxes of tile to bring them to a jobsite is not an easy task, and having physical strength will help make it easier to lift all kinds of tile and tile materials. Not only will you need to lift tile, but you’ll also need to be able to work in small spaces like showers, climb ladders to reach tall spaces, and spend much of your time on the floor.

get started with skilled tile installer

training programs

If you’re interested in getting your career started as a tile installer, check out our skilled tile installer training programs. Some of these programs even qualify for an FCEF scholarship to help you pay for the cost of tuition.

find your path: how to become a

tile installer

Becoming a tile installer starts with gaining the skills and experience you need to create stunning installations that last. To do this, you’ll need to enroll in a course that will teach you about the different types of tiles, how to prepare job sites and install tile floors and backsplashes, how to grout, and more.

The process is simple and does not require a college degree or any prior tile installation experience, and you can get started quickly.

KEN BALLIN

SKYRO FLOORS

 “A career in the flooring industry is a fantastic way to make a difference. It gives me the rewards of providing my artistry to others, knowing they will enjoy my work for years to come. It also allows me to meet people, go places and travel.”