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Wall and Floor Tiling

Laying tiles accurately and a high level of finish in a variety of materials in residential, commercial, and public projects.

Wall and Floor Tiling could be for you if you like:

  • Being creative
  • Craftsmanship
  • Fixing things
  • Making things
  • Using tools

More about this skill

Tiles can be made of ceramics, mosaic, and natural stone. Likewise the environment in which they are used is equally diverse: walls, floors, and staircases in houses, offices, gardens, factories, public buildings, and places of worship.

That means that they may be expected to work both inside and out, accurately following designs, preparing surfaces, and laying tiles to the correct pattern and grouting to a high standard.

Tilers sometimes specialize in certain areas of artistic work, for example the complex designs seen in swimming pools.


Medallists

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

  • Photo of Zhaoju Cui

    Zhaoju Cui

    China
    Gold

  • Photo of Andreas Stiegler

    Andreas Stiegler

    Austria
    Silver

  • Photo of JEONGSEOP KIM

    JEONGSEOP KIM

    Korea
    Bronze

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Standards Specification

The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.