Jul 8, 2016

Tile setters cover interior and exterior walls, floors and ceilings with ceramic, marble and quarry tiles, mosaics or terrazzo. Tile setters may create murals and decorative designs; cut, polish and install marble, granite and other stone; and remove and replace cracked or damaged tiles.

Tile setters typically:

  • estimate material requirements and costs
  • prepare, measure and mark surfaces to be covered
  • mix, apply and spread cement or other adhesive
  • cut, fit, align and straighten tiles
  • apply grout or plaster between tiles

Tile setters are employed on residential, commercial and institutional construction projects.


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