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Peter's Tiling Blog - Week Four

Trainee tiler Peter has thoroughly enjoyed the fourth week of his NVQ 8 Week Tiling Course.The fourth week of this tiling course teaches trainees how to tile with 4" x 4" Natural Tumbled Marble and 12" x 12" Natural Slate.Able Skills' trainee tillers will also learn which adhesives are required to seal natural stone and understand how to enhance the natural features of such stones.Peter said: "What a great week on natural stone tiling course this week. I worked in a fully fitted kitchen area and installed 100 x 100 mm tumbled marble onto the wall areas followed by 300 x 300mm uncalibrated slate on the floor area."First we undertook a really informative class on adhesives and grout selections for these materials and received demonstration on how to correctly fix and cut the marble and slate."Fixing took a lot longer than it did with the previous weeks training but have to say that I am really pleased with the end result. Never had a clue four weeks ago about selections of adhesives, grouts sealers etc."Rubi Tools representative Darren came to Able Skills tiling training centre in Dartford to demonstrate how to use tools such as tile cutters."Had a really good class session with the Rubi tools UK rep Darren (see photos) who spent a few hours with our group letting us sample various Rubi tools. Roll on Monday," added Peter.Week five of the tiling course will concentrate on aspects of preparation with a look at waterproofing requirements for areas like wet rooms and floor screeding.