Types of tile


Tiles of different sizes, materials and glazing. Their properties such as weight, propensity to chipping or breaking, moisture resistance, adhesion and cost.

Alternative labels

range of tiles
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tile ranges
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specifications of tiles

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Types of tile is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Tile fitter: Tile fitters install tiles onto walls and floors. They cut tiles to the right size and shape, prepare the surface, and put the tiles in place flush and straight. Tile fitters may also take on creative and artistic projects, with some laying mosaics.
Tiling supervisor: Tiling supervisors monitor tile fitting operations. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.

Optional skill

Types of tile is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Tunnel kiln operator: Tunnel kiln operators control preheating chambers and tunnel kilns to preheat and bake clay products, such as bricks, sewer popes, mosaic, ceramic or quarry tiles. They observe gauges and instruments and adjust by turning valves if necessary. They pull loaded kiln cars in and out of the heaters and move them to a sorting area.
Auger press operator: Auger press operators control and adjust an auger-press in order to perform clay forming, extrusion and cutting operations on products according to specifications.
Clay kiln burner: Clay kiln burners bake clay products such as brick, sewer pipe or tiles using periodic or tunnel kilns. They regulate valves, observe thermometers, watch for fluctuations, and maintain the kilns.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022