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Morning Everyone,

After 20 years sitting at a desk i've decided to go alone into the tiling world,
i went on a tiling course 10 years ago and have done several private jobs since bathrooms, kitchens and outside pathways, all of which the have been well received. However its scary entering into it on my own for the first time as most of you probably know (i am 46 by the way).

I will probably try the uk pro tilers course for 4 days as a refresher.

Any other recommendations and help would be welcome.

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Welcome and good luck
 

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From some of the people asking questions on here I wonder if some of tiling courses are out of date considering most of the pictures shown show people working with 150 mm tiles whereas in the real world in my experience most tiles I am fitting at the moment are 600 x 600 so maybe ask a course provider do they do a course where you can get used to working with and handling these sorts of tiles
 

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Hi and welcome...where abouts in Hertfordshire you from.
 

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Welcome to the forum
 
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Cheers for the welcome and advice, i have managed to shadow a pro tiler for a couple of weeks in April/May, i will then book the refresher course and head out, realistically what can i expect to earn in the first year, i have some redundancy money to cover a few months but have to purchase a van and a few tools.
 

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Start doing your work now, see if you can pick up some jobs like small floors ,kitchen walls from some local tile shops , stuff you can do in a weekend . If a tile shop puts you forward for a job buy your materials of them . You look after them , they look after you . Also ask them if they have any displays need doing gratis or cheap just to show them your skills and give them confidence in giving out your card .
 

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