There seem to be as many types of tiling courses as there exist baby names – and that’s saying something!
Let’s take a look at some of the courses available (just a drop in the pond):
- Plastic Tiling
- Ceramic Tiling
- Roof Tiling
- Mosaic Tiling
- Wooden (Hardwood) Floor Tiling
- Bathroom Tiling
- Wall Tiling
- Decorative Tiling
- Mirror Tiling
- Clay and Quarry Garden Tiling
- Tiling Repair
- Cork Tiling
- Tiling for heated under-flooring
There are also various times scheduled for each of them:
- One week tiling course
- Two week tiling course
- Four week tiling course
- Weekend tiling courses
- Specialized tiling courses (which include mosaic or even Victorian tiling).
There certainly is a vast array to choose from. You need to decide then which one would be suitable for your personal requirements and plans for the future. Ask yourself:
- Do I just want to increase my general knowledge to be able to do my own tiling around the house an for relations and friends?
- Would I like to become a professional tiler as a career?
- Would I like to open my own tiling business?
- Do I need advanced tiling courses?
- Should I do an artistic tiling course or more to assist the family budget or to make a profession out of it?
- Do I desire to open my creative and artistic abilities by learning decorative tiling?
Once you have made up your mind, the world is your oyster.
If you are planning to open up your own tiling business company:
- an advanced tiling course might mean that you could even have access to business start-up guidance;
- you will find out all about the S.T.A.R. Workmanship Warranty Scheme; and
- learn how to gain an NVQ qualification.
By the time you finish your tiling course, you will have learned (amongst the basics) all about the following – from beginning of the tiling job to completion:
- Using clay and quarry stone – how to grade it, cut it and use it.
- Ceramic, mosaic, Victorian and large tiles.
- Self-leveling, testing and fitting under-tile heating.
- Fixing and cutting of tiles with experience in leveling and tanking.
- How to work with minimum wastage.
- How to set all sorts of tiling in awkward places.
- How to use decorative layouts and borders on floors and walls.
After completing your course in under-floor heating, you will also be proudly registered as an experienced Themonet Fitter.
Mosaic tiling classes are sometimes of shorter duration, but work on Victorian tiling classes last up to a week. The designs are made up of intricate geometric patterns and shapes using special Victorian tiles specially manufactured for just this purpose. Approximately 250 individual pieces are utilized per square metre alone. The market for qualified Victorian tilers is excellent, this old tiling method having regained its former popularity especially in entrance foyers.
If you are looking for a steady and lucrative way of earning a living, seriously consider going on a certified tiling course. With this type of skill under your belt, you can travel and work basically anywhere in the world.