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Peter's Tiling Blog - Week Five

Able Skills' trainee tiler Peter has successfully complete week five of the NVQ 8 Week Tiling Course.Despite missing the first two days of the week through illness, Peter had the opportunity to catch up with the rest of his course mates due to the flexibility of training provided at Able Skills.He said: "Had a bad start to the week as I was sick Monday and Tuesday but fortunately I was able to complete my course from Wednesday right through to Sunday."Week five of this tiling course briefly moves away from tiling to concentrate on aspects of preparation.Trainees learn about waterproofing requirements for areas such as wet rooms and gain knowledge about floor screeding in order to prepare the most uneven of floors for tiling.Peter said: "I covered a lot of surface preparation this week, fixed aqua panel cement backer boards and then tiled using single part flexible adhesive and also fixed plasterboards and tanked out using WP1 then tiled the tanked out area once dry."During the drying off period, I tiled a box which required a 3 way mitre and then tiled an arch which enabled me to tackle some challenging cuts which were really difficult."Also did some prep on floors laying self levelling compounds and had a go at screeding. Mark from BAL came in to do a class demo on their products which was excellent .Going straight through till Friday now so training 10 days in a row!"Peter is now looking forward to week six where he will work to a specification in a fully fitted kitchen or bathroom area.