Tiles are usually thin, square or rectangular coverings manufactured from hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, baked clay, or even glass. They are generally fixed in place in an array to cover roofs, floors, walls, edges, or other objects such as tabletops. Alternatively, tile can sometimes refer to similar units made from lightweight materials such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, typically used for wall and ceiling applications. In another sense, a tile is a construction tile or similar object, such as rectangular counters used in playing games (see tile-based game). The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay.
Tiles are often used to form wall and floor coverings, and can range from simple square tiles to complex or mosaics. Tiles are most often made of ceramic, typically glazed for internal uses and unglazed for roofing, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, cork, concrete and other composite materials, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require more durable surfaces that will resist impacts.

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    Tiler Looking for some tiling,work

    Hi all I am a professional tiler Luton based looking for some tiling works Thanks Daniel
  2. MorganNick

    South West Large format tiler in Dorset needed

    Looking for an experienced large format tiler to join our team in Dorset. Tools, materials and van suppied along with an attractive salary.
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    Any Manchester based tilers looking for someone to take on?

    Hi all I'm new to the forum, My name is Ainsley and I'm just wondering if any tilers in the Manchester area are looking for anybody to take on, I completed a 10 day level 1 course last year and quickly realised they just teach you the very basics, I have completed several jobs (kitchen...
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    Australian tiler going to migrate to Uk, needing advice :)

    Hi all, Sam here. I've been a tiler in Sydney, Australia for 22 years and looking to migrate to the Bristol/Bath area in the near future. Just wanting advice on Rates charged per sqm How does a daily rate work? Where do tilers get work from in the Uk? In Sydney l usually get all my jobs...
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    Tiler Doncaster tiler needed

    Finding it difficult to find a tiler to do my MIL kitchen as the tiles are mosaic ones on a backing and it seems to put everyone off. Had a tiler who started it poorly and then never came back to finish so his tiles need to be removed first too. Any help appreciated!
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    Tiler Coventry, Warwickshire

    Hi guys, Mark here from Coventry. Have over 20 years tiling experience and recently set up on my own after many years of talking about it. Tiler Coventry - https://coventrytilers.co.uk/ If anyone you know needs some tiling work in the Warwickshire area, please mention me and I'd be happy to...
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    Afternoon all I have recently completed a course with UK Pro Tiling , and now looking gain more experience in the real world. Is there anyone around the Nottingham area willing to let me shadow them every now and then. Cheers
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    Leicester based tiling contractor

    Hi all, Rob here, I've been in the tiling game for 24 years working for large construction companies. I finally decided to start up on my own so if anyone you know needs any help with a tiling project in Leicester, please point them to my website Tiler Leicester - https://tilerleicester.co.uk/...
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    DIY tiler here! Looking forward to learning

    Hi Im Adam, Having done a little bit of tiling in the past, I'm now trying to do a bit more (in a new home). I've been searching for answers on a few bits (always looking to do things right) and I keep getting drawn to this forum. So thought its time to join up. I am currently tiling my...
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    Just Saying Hello .. a newbie DIY tiler

    I've just found this forum so will have a look through some of the threads to get some advice. I am about to tile a splashback in a new kitchen, having only tiled once before and that was several years ago. the YouTube videos make it look easy .. but like all things, it's never as easy as the...
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    Tile Adhesive Advice .. for a Newbie DIY Tiler

    I am about to try tiling a splashback, having only tiled once before (10+ years ago) I've watched a few YT videos so think I know what to do, but there are so many brands of adhesive available, from well-known names to own brand names. I'll be using 200 x 100 ceramic tiles and think ready...
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    Tiler North Hertfordshire - Kitchen Wall Tiler Required

    Hi, Our kitchen wall currently has no tiles - just painted. Frustrating to maintain and keep clean so looking to tile around the entire kitchen wall up to a height of 0.5m above worktop. Kitchen is fairly large (45 square metres). Estimated wall area to be around 7 square metres. Looking for...
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    West Midlands CSCS Tiler required - Birmingham and Northampton

    Experienced CSCS Tiler required for contract (wall tiling) in Birmingham city centre and or upcoming project in Northampton. Own tools and full PPE required. Good rates of pay.
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    Tiler Brick slip tiler required - Newcastle Under Lyme

    Good rate of pay offered for someone experienced in this field.
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    South East Tiler wanted

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    First time tiler - porch floor pics

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    West Midlands Newly qualified tiler looking for any possible work.

    Hi Everyone I am currently in the process of trying a career change. I am half way through a 2 week professional tiling course, and after I have completed the course, I would be very keen to assist any professional tiler, in the hope to gain experience?. I am prepared to work for someone to...
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    Tiler need hackney

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    Tiler needed for Project in Fulham SW6

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  20. EazyTileZ

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