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Wall and Floor Tiling

Wall and Floor Tiling

Wall and floor tilers decorate, enhance and protect finished buildings with tiles. Tiles may be made from many different materials such as terracotta, porcelain and natural stones including marble, as well as ceramics.



A wall and floor tiler applies a variety of ceramic tiles to walls and floor surfaces.  Wall & Floor Tilers could fix tiles in a number of locations such as; kitchens, bathrooms, shops, hotels, restaurants, car showrooms, churches, swimming pools, spa areas. Tilers need to be skilled at setting out, preparing the surface to be tiled, and cutting tiles to a certain size or shape with hand-cutters or bench-mounted tools. Once tiles have been fixed to a surface they require grouting and polishing to complete the work.

This competition has been designed to reflect the role of a wall and floor tiler and the standards that are expected within the construction industry.

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition
  • A maximum of 3 entries per organisation
  • Competitors must be familiar with the core competencies (these can be found in the Tools section below)

Steps to taking part in this skills competition

  1. Register to enter this competition by 5 April 2019.
  2. Competitors will be invited to a National Qualifier during Spring/Summer 2019, further details will be released in the New Year.
  3. WorldSkills UK quality assure the results and finalists will be notified by September 2019.
  4. Finalists will participate in the UK National Final at the NEC in November 2019 as part of WorldSkills UK Live.

 Additional information

  • Download the competition overview from the Tools section to find out more about this skills competition and help with your preparation.
  • Pre-competition activity pack will be available soon

Heats, dates and venues

22/03/2019 Belfast Metropolitan College
30/04/2019 City Of Glasgow College
08/05/2019 College Cambria
14/05/2019 York College
16/05/2019 Bolton College
21/05/2019 Stoke College
23/05/2019 Easton & Otley
11/06/2019 Brighton MET
13/06/2019 South Devon College


Competition organising partner

Competition organising partner

CITB is the competition organising partner for the Wall and Floor Tiling competition.