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 needed- Hampton TW12. Kitchen floor tiles cracked

    The tiles are 60x60 and sat one a Wunda floor UFH system (Water). The builder who installed them didn’t use the right adhesive or any primer. I have the tiles. We are in Hampton TW12 Thanks Alan
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    Essex based quality tiler looking for work

    Hi guys old school tiler looking for work essex based can travel or work away,very reliable over 25years experience please get in touch Kenny B
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    Licensed tiler in Sydney, 50+ years in experience - AMA

    Hi guys, My name is Jepp, the co-owner of Leerberg Tiling Pty Ltd, a licensed tiling company in NSW, Australia with over 50 years of experience in the field. I recently just joined this forum and thrilled by all the great threads and replies this place have. I've also seen a lot of people with...
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    Tiler wanted for bathroom in Hunstanton

    Hi Everyone Currently doing a bathroom refurb and will need a tiler in mid Jan to fit about 18 sqm of ceramic tiles to shower and walls. Anyone in the area you can recommend? Cheers for your help Terry aka signalyellow
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    Tiler needed for night shift in Derby

    Tiler needed for night shift tonight in Sinfin nr Derby on a Asda. Would be working alongside 2 of our tilers to complete 55m2 wall tiling in one shift. Price work can be agreed. 07902965478
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    large format tiler needed

    Need tiler in Burford area for 3 large format tiles 2.6 high by 1.2 to put around fireplace. Needs cutting and mitring. Thanks Gilly
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    Tiler relocating to Newcastle

    Hi there, I'm a self employed tiler based in Wales and I'm looking to relocate to Newcastle Upon Tyne but I need to find new continuous work in order to secure a mortgage. I was wondering If anybody knows of any tiling contractors that work on the new build housing sites up there as that is...
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    Tiler looking to relocate to Newcastle

    Hi there, I'm a self employed tiler based in Wales and I'm looking to relocate to Newcastle Upon Tyne however I need to find new continuous work to secure a mortgage. I'm wondering if anybody knows of any contractors that work on the new build housing sites up there as that's the sector I'm...
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    First time tiler advice

    Hello. First time tiler looking for some advice. Doing a bathroom reno and had a professional tiler booked in to tie in with plumber, but we will sadly not have the room prepped for new tiles in time to meet the tilers scheduling window…so due to not wanting to be without a bathroom for any...
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    New Tiler Jobs - any help appreciated

    Good morning, i took voluntary redundancy that kicks in at the end of September. I did a home course with U.K. pro tiling and start a second course in September. I am looking to get work as soon as possible even if it’s labouring for a gang of tilers and learning their tricks of the trade. I...
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    Tiler Looking to hire - Australia wall/floor tiler work VISAs available

    Hi all; We're looking at hiring skilled Wall/floor tilers to join our team in Canberra, Australia; Work would primarily be bathroom/kitchen renovations (however we also have multi-unit commercial buildings) We would be willing to offer initial employment on a Temporary Working Holiday Visa...
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    Tiler required to fix badly installed shower - Canterbury Kent

    We paid to have a new shower room installed just over 2 years ago. They fitted a false plasterboard wall in order to make a smaller shower base fit more easily and then tiled straight over the plasterboard. Recently some of the tiles have fallen off the wall (600x300). I removed the front of the...
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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
  14. MorganNick

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    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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