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More To Tiling Than Meets The Eye!

Learning to tile in order to add to a trade skillset has always been a sensible move by those already working as a fulltime plasterer, bricklayer or painter and decorator. There are endless occasions when the ability to offer an extended range of services is seen as convenient and cost effective, without the necessity of calling in additional labour.AbleSkills provides a number of excellent tiling courses aimed at those who wish to gain a formal NVQ tiling qualification to become a professional trade tiler. Both theory and practical knowledge are taught whether enrolled on short courses or over several weeks.Understanding how to look and assess a tiling project is key. For example, within a straightforward space, doorways and other areas around the edges need to be checked for obstacles such as protruding radiator pipes or architraving around doors. Tiles can be cut to fit around architraves or the bottom cut off to slide the floor tile underneath but they may need to be removed or even replaced.Working with the differences between ceramic tiles and porcelain tiles is a basic requirement. Porcelain tiles are commonly large format, more durable but much harder and thicker than a ceramic tile and will most likely require a professional manual cutter or a small electric cutter. Using the correct drill bits are critical too!In the current economic climate, especially those who may have subject to recent cutbacks, seeking a new career path or who have a solid background in related practical occupations, a City & Guilds NVQ Tiling qualification is a relatively straightforward move to make. Courses are devised to cater for all types of time schedule requirements, including an option to train on two consecutive weekend tiling training sessions that condenses an entire course of weekdays into one.NVQ fulltime courses are always strongly advised for being capable of being competent to complete most domestic and commercial tiling work. Basic skills cover correct spacing, lining up the patterning or working neatly over or around a corner, step, or column, applying a screed and surface preparation before beginning the tiling itself.