Month: April 2018

Testimonial Update Adrian

Testimonial update: Adrian (Wales)


Course attended IMG_5433

UK Pro Tiling Training

Course Duration

2 weeks intensive training

Update after leaving UK Pro Tiling Training

I attended UK pro tiling training course and done an intensive 9 day fast track tiling course, 6 months has now passed since leaving the course so here is what ive been doing since leaving

Straight after I finished the course I wasted no time and started the ball rolling with advertising heavily and using Darren’s guidance on advertising it didn’t take long for the phone to start ringing.

My First Job
My first job laying a slate floor, feeling a little nervous i contacted Darren for some reassurance who immediately responded even though it was a weekend evening with some more sound advice. The job went fine and I had nothing to worry about, everything that was taught on the course just fell into place.

Tiling Full Time IMG_5423

Within a week I left my dead end job and concentrated on my own tiling business and I have been working 7 days a week to keep up with demand of the amount of business that I am winning due to the training and business sales advice given by Darren.

Success rate
I am averaging 90% success rate on winning my jobs. In the last six months I have been trading I have also been in a financial position to be able to give something back to the community by being able to sponsor a girls under 12 football team.

Best Thing I’ve done
Since starting my tiling business it has been the best thing that I have done and my only regret was I wish I did it sooner and found this course.

If you are hesitant in any way I would suggest speaking with Darren or Tracey and enroll on one of their professional tiling courses, you will not regret it one bit and the after course support is fantastic.

Many thanks to Darren and Tracey for helping me achieve my goal.

Best wishes Adrian.


If you looking to change career as Adrian did, then check out UK Pro Tiling Training website on to find out more

Is It Possible To Become A Tiler In A Short Time?

Is it possible to learn to tile in a short time? IMG_6408

What is Tiling?

Tiling is the fixing of ceramic, porcelain or natural stone tiles to walls and floors, there are many different sizes of tile but the process of fitting them all is very much the same method.

Where are tiles fitted?

Tiles are fitted usually in all domestic and commercial buildings from bathrooms, kitchens, cloakrooms, and any floor. Tiled surfaces are great as it produces excellent finishes aesthetically plus also hygienic and easy maintenance. Tiles are often used in swimming pools to add a little water proofing properties but mainly for their look as a beautiful deep blue glazed tile will make the water also look the same colour.

Apprentices in tiling

Some young tilers learn the trade at 16 or 17 years old over a 2 or 3 year apprentice and would also attend a college once a week to learn the theory and background preparation involved with tiling, this is a long slow drawn out process.

Fast track intensive courses. bathroom

There are a few fast track professional tiling courses in the UK where tiling can be taught much faster than going to a college and as an apprentice.

UK Pro tiling Training is one of the best training centres in the country and only specialise in quality tiling training, here you can attend a 3 week course and be fast tracked all the information you require, this course is designed for adult minds and not young people where you will receive a 10,000 word hand-out covering all the different situations that you will find yourself in when it comes to laying tiles, the practical part of the course is in your own workstation which is a mock up of bathrooms, kitchens and floors so you can learn how to fix and shape tile to overcome all the usual problems that a professional tiler would come across.

If your looking to become a tiler then visit to find out more.

What Is The Best Type Of Tile To Use In A Bathroom?

When it comes to choosing the walls and floors for a domestic bathroom, tiles tend to be the choice that comes out on top.

After all, the bathroom is a place that is bound to get wet and, therefore, non-waterproof flooring, like carpet and real wood floors, are often disregarded (and with complete sense!) when choosing a bathroom surface.

Now we’ve established that tiles work well in a bathroom in comparison to other types of floors, let’s answer the question of which type of tile is the best for use in a bathroom?

When choosing the type of tile to install in your bathroom, you should consider a few different options.


Important! Consider the following when choosing your bathroom tiles

Quality of tiles: What is the tile’s vitreosity?

This is less about the price and quality of the tile material, however, more about the fact that you should be using tiles that do not absorb water in wet areas.

Vitreous tiles do not absorb water and are ideal for outdoor areas and for use in bathrooms. Ultimately, if the tiles are not vitreous you’d be best to install them in dryer areas of the household.

If you don’t understand vitreosity, we’re about to tell you more.

What does vitreous mean?

Vitreous essentially means that the bathroom tile has been glazed so that it has an absorption rate of equal to, or less than, 7 percent. This means that in most cases, the tiles are frost-proof (completely ample for a bathroom then, of course!).

When looking at ‘Vitreosity’ in detail, you can separate it into the following categories:

  • Non-vitreous tiles- Non-vitreous tiles offer a low density and have a water absorption of more than 7%
  • Semi-vitreous tiles- Semi-vitreous tiles have a water absorption of over 3% and less than 7%.
  • Vitreous tiles- Vitreous tiles offer a higher density and have a water absorption of over 0.5% but less than 3%.
  • Impervious tiles- Impervious tiles are extremely dense, with a water absorption of 0.5% or less. This is where good porcelain tiles for bathroom use are generally categorized.

Bet you’re now wondering what types of tiles are vitreous and, therefore, suitable for a bathroom.  

The following types of tile can be used in a bathroom:

Glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles- Porcelain tiles are generally impervious when they have been glazed and are, therefore, ideal for use in bathrooms.

Glass- Glass tiles have a clean, hygienic look and feel. They are easy to wipe over after use and popular in modern homes. They are best used on the walls or low-traffic areas of the floor. Tiles make a great option for a feature wall.

Quarry- Quarry tiles can be semi-vitreous or vitreous, so make sure you investigate the type of tile you are buying. The more vitreous the tile for a bathroom, the better.

Natural Stone- Natural Stone tiles have a rustic and modern aesthetic. While they generally withstand water well when used in a bathroom, they will need a waterproof membrane applied beneath them as they are not completely waterproof – we teach a fantastic 1 day stone tiling course to help tilers learn about natural stone tiling.

Tub with arch and stone tiles and sink natural bathroom design.

Types of Natural Stone:

Marble- Marble originates from limestone and can be treated for use in bathrooms. Marble is favoured for its interesting colours and patterns when used in a bathroom.

Granite- Granite is harder than other tiles and is often used in areas of high-traffic on the floor.

Slate- The great thing about slate is the fact that it is slip-resistant and, therefore, a popular tile for use on the floors.

Limestone- Limestone tiling is suitable for use on the floors of a bathroom. When light in appearance, limestone makes great floor tiles for small toilet rooms, making the room light, airy and spacious.

Now: You’ll also want to consider the bathroom wall tile sizes

If you have a large bathroom, you could opt for larger tiles across the whole of your wall and floor space. Smaller tiles, such as mosaic tiles, tend to work best on feature walls or in smaller bathrooms.

Here at UK Pro Tiling Training, we train our tilers so that they can advise what will work best on particular projects. Whether you are looking for small bathroom tile ideas, or want to re-tile a grand ensuite, we’re confident that a tiler trained with us will know exactly what to recommend for each project.

It gets better.

Learn how to tile your own bathroom

If you would like to learn how to tile a bathroom or create a feature wall for a bathroom, then sign up to a course with UK Pro Tiling Training.