Did you attend Coverings 2023? If you did, we hope you visited the CTEF booth where tile installation education and certification were prominently displayed! More specifically, CTEF demonstrated Sealants, Mosaics, and Troweling for Coverage, and Walked Through Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel Test for Advanced Installer Certification (ACT).
A question that frequently comes up is how to become a tile installer.
It can come from someone looking to change fields or someone who wants to become a Certified Tile Installer and isn't sure what the steps are.
Unfortunately, there isn't yet an easy, set, defined career path for becoming a tile installer other than through a tile apprenticeship program or a vocational school, and that's why CTEF has expanded its tile installation training and education for 2023.
If you have no experience in tiling and haven't been involved in a trade school program, how do you become a tile installation professional?
Great question, and here are options for you to consider.