Our 10 day extended Wall and Floor Tiling course is a great introduction into the tiling trade. It covers a very wide range of subjects within the tiling profession. During the course you will learn how to tile both walls and floors correctly to a professional standard. It will allow you to confidently tile wall and floors in bathrooms and kitchens. It is a great course for other construction trades people wanting to extend their abilities and suppress the need of hiring tilers to complete the job. The cost of this course is inclusive of all training and includes a Goldtrowel certificate of training.
Tiling - DIY - 10 Day Course
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Tiling Course Content
Goldtrowel can and will teach anybody all the skills and knowledge of wall and floor tiling, many think that tiling is one of the easier trades to learn, and whilst many DIYers have managed to tile there own homes, this does not mean they can tile, and normally they succeeded due to luck! there are so many facets to learn to ensure the job is done to standards, without this there is a great risk of failure, this is a common occurrence in domestic homes, the real problem of this is the cost of correcting the problems, as tiles and materials are unrecoverable. during your 10 days you will have your own fully equipped bathroom ensuring you have the best chances to learn the needs and requirements for backgrounds, tile types, preparation and fixing the tiles successfully.
What you can expect to learn from this Tiling course
- Correctly lay / fix and cut floor and wall tiles to various backgrounds and shapes.
- Understand the different types of Primers and how to use them.
- Differences between Ceramic, Porcelain, Mosaic and Natural Stone tiles.
- Tools and equipment usage, differences and speciality types.
- Working in wet areas such as wet rooms and showers, applying tanking systems.
- Prepare all types of backgrounds including wood, plaster, render, screed.
- Full understanding of how to correctly set out walls and floors prior to fixing the tiles.
- Full understanding of Grouting techniques, types and uses, and methods of application.
- How to make good damaged walls, using basic plastering skills.
- How to correctly apply silicon mastic, problems and options.
During training please feel free to ask any questions you have, we actually welcome your questions, and remember there is no such thing as a `stupid` question! your training will not be rushed, but you will be pushed to realise your full potential, you will be allocated your own room from various rooms available, during your course you will work in various rooms and situations so to learn and understand various situations and problems, the walls and ceilings you will tile are of the same standard found in domestic homes, which truth be told are not flat, not square and generally out of shape, the difference between preparing and tiling existing wall / floors is huge.
Pre-course Study Guide and After Care Support
Before starting your course you will have access to our unique Goldtrowel illustrated training manual, which you can refer to in the future.
Upon completion of your course you can call our helpful and friendly staff if ever you need advice or guidance on any matter. Goldtrowel also offer and can supply tiling tools and equipment, ensuring you don`t waste time and money on inferior tools, this package is unique to Goldtrowel students.
10 Day Extended Wall & Floor Tiling Course - Content Breakdown
In depth discussions and demonstrations of materials, backgrounds, tools, setting out, mixing adhesives, general health and safety, basic setting out procedures, tile fixing procedures and tile types, this will all come with examples of problems that may be found with alternative and DIY ways of tiling.
You will correctly start fixing your tiles after checks and setting out to the wall.
Continuing from the previous day you will continue tiling and checking as instructed.
Continuing from the previous day, you will now encounter openings, externals and internal angles, you will have discussions and demonstrations of how to cut tiles using various tools, cutters and equipment.
You will continue tiling using your new skills to cut tiles using methods shown.
Continuing form the previous day you will now have discussions and demonstrations about tile trim types, you will learn how to cut fix and mitre using various methods, after which you shall cut and fix trim to your window reveals, and finish with cut reveal tiles.
Later in the day you will have more discussions and demonstration on grouting types, techniques and procedures, you will then grout your finished tiling using the correct tools to achieve a 'high end' finished job.
Discussion and examples of removal of tiles and the options available, you will then remove your wall tiles and prepare the wall ready for next student.
Discussion and demonstration of setting out floor tiles and options available, cutting floor tiles around obsticles with options available, fixing techniques and options, you will lay and cut floor tiles to your floor.
After removing your floor tiles you will have discussions and demonstration of tanking systems and options available.
Week 2 - This week follows to a degree the same as week 1, but you will be moving into different rooms, with each room having its own unique problems, these differences highlight the skills required to successfully complete tiling tasks in different houses / environments, you will then tile more area in your own fully equipped bathroom with added problems to set out and cut around.
In addition to the skills learnt in week 1, you will learn new skills (traits) such as tiling with mosaic tiling, working with pattern tiling such as Victorian tiling and inset tiles.
Other new skills learnt in week 2 is the problems encountered and how to overcome them when setting out more complexed rooms including bathrooms, wet rooms, kitchens and complexed floor tiling.
You will have discussions and demonstrations about how to correctly lay under tile electric heating systems.
Discussions and demonstrations on laying levelling compounds, you will have the opportunity to lay some levelling compound.
End of course re-cap and distribution of course notes and awarding of Goldtrowel training certificate.
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