Floorers and Wall Tilers

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.


New workers

New workers start around £17,017. Normal pay is £32,027 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,781.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 17,342 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Tiling

  • Flooring

  • Construction

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Concrete Finishing

  • Hand Tools

  • Public Liability

  • Carpentry

  • Tile Cutting

  • Concrete Pouring

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • Customer Service

  • English Language

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving

  • Management

  • Physical Stamina

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Lifting Ability

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.