Tilers apply the artistic and functional coverings of interior and exterior walls and floors, according to design specifications.
A tiler examines the design plans, measures and marks the surfaces to be tiled and does the layout of the work. Lathing is fixed to the wall and then a plaster base spread over with a trowel and the plaster levelled to a specified thickness.
The tiles, once they have been cut and shaped with tile-cutters and biters, are positioned and tapped with a trowel handle to affix them to the plaster or adhesive base. The gaps between the tiles are filled with cement and the tiles then cleaned.
A tiler may also measure metal laths and cut them with tin snips to size for walls and ceilings. These are tacked to surfaces with a staple-gun or hammer.
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