Month: January 2017

New Year, New career in Tiling

Have you got the January blues since starting work again after the Christmas period?

If you have dreamed about being your own boss but never thought it possible, wondering what to do, then a lucrative career in wall and floor tiling could be the answer.

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There are some great tiling courses which can fast track you all the trade skills as well as the business skills required to become self employed and run your own tiling business.

Earnings as a tiler

Good tilers can earn up to £50K per year with the average metre price now being around £25 per metre for installation of tile, that equates to a 12 square metre basic floor coming in at around £300 for roughly a days work to complete, on top of this extra money can be earned through supplying tiles and adhesives.

Shortfall

There is currently a shortfall in the UK at present with average wait times of 3 to 4 weeks to get a tiler so now could be a great time to turn your DIY hobby into a business for yourself in 2017.

Training Courses

One of the best tiling courses in the UK is run at UK Pro Tiling Training, a IMG_5353dedicated tiling training facility which covers various fast track courses on how to tile and run a tiling business, it is a one stop shop where you can walk out the door after your training and start your new venture off with confidence everything from learning how to tile, keeping accounts, advertising, pricing jobs, selling your services etc is covered. you can look through their website by visiting www.tiling-courses.co.uk to find out more info.

2017

What are you waiting for, 2017 could be your year to break free from being employed and taking direction from someone else and become your own boss and start making money for yourself instead of someone else.

Tips of the Trade: Tiling Tips for the New Year

Happy New Year from Darren, Tracey and the team here at UK Pro Tiling Training! We hope you have had an excellent start to 2017.

And, because we”re experts in the tiling trade, we wanted to share a few useful tiling tips for 2017. Take a look at some tiling tips of the trade for the New Year from UK Pro Tiling Training.

Take the time to ensure the surface area that you are tiling is dry, clean and flat

It is important to take care before tiling and not to take any short cuts in order to get the job done more quickly, even if your customers are putting pressure on you to get the job finished. After all, if you rush to tile onto plaster that is not completely dry, there will undoubtedly be problems and failure with the tile application. Explain this to the customer and practice correct techniques, and you’ll be sure to do a great job and keep your customer happy.

Always wear the correct PPE

It is highly important that you wear the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when performing tiling in someone else’s home or your own.

If you forget your PPE or perhaps put it down on the job and decide to continue with an element of the task, think twice about completing anything practical without the correct PPE.

Tiling without a dust mask or safety goggles is leaving yourself open to eye injury and breathing in harmful dust particles.

Calculate meticulously the number of tiles you need

Before you begin tiling, make sure you are confident in the knowledge of how many tiles you need and always allow 10% extra for waste cuts.

Of course, you don’t want to spend excess money on lots of spare tiles and you definitely do not want to discover on completion that you do not have enough tiles. This is extremely embarrassing in any professional tiling situation as you will appear to have lacked in your preparation.

Make sure you layout the tiles before applying them

It is important to lay out the tiles you have before applying them so that you are confident in their fit and pattern, therefore careful setting out is required

There are several tiling patterns you may want to use when installing the tiles. You may want to create a portfolio of patterns to show your customers the choice available to them.

Contact us at UK Pro Tiling Training for more tiling tips

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about tiling or, indeed, any of our fast track professional tiling courses.