Tile contractors install ceramic, porcelain, marble and other kinds of tiles in a wide variety of buildings for commercial contractors and individual customers. The work of a tile contractor is physically demanding and may require an irregular schedule. While no education is required, some community colleges and technical schools offer ceramic tile and vinyl flooring programs for aspiring and experienced contractors.
Tile Contractor Job Description
Tile contractors install tiles on floors, walls and ceilings of all kinds of private and public buildings. They may also apply tiles to counters, patios and roof decks. Tile contractors may work during regular business hours; however, in many cases they work evenings and weekends to avoid disturbing homeowners or business clients. About 31% of tile and marble contractors, or setters, were self-employed in 2012 (www.bls.gov).