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"Tile and Marble Setter"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Tile and Marble Setter"

1) Align and straighten tile using levels, squares and straightedges.

2) Determine and implement the best layout to achieve a desired pattern.


3) Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, using hand and power cutting tools.

4) Finish and dress the joints and wipe excess grout from between tiles, using damp sponge.

5) Apply mortar to tile back, position the tile and press or tap with trowel handle to affix tile to base.


6) Mix, apply, and spread plaster, concrete, mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives to form a bed for the tiles, using brush, trowel and screed.

7) Prepare cost and labor estimates based on calculations of time and materials needed for project.

8) Measure and mark surfaces to be tiled, following blueprints.

9) Level concrete and allow to dry.

10) Build underbeds and install anchor bolts, wires and brackets.

11) Prepare surfaces for tiling by attaching lath or waterproof paper, or by applying a cement mortar coat onto a metal screen.

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12) Study blueprints and examine surface to be covered to determine amount of material needed.

13) Cut, surface, polish and install marble and granite and/or install pre-cast terrazzo, granite or marble units.

14) Install and anchor fixtures in designated positions, using hand tools.


15) Cut tile backing to required size, using shears.

16) Remove any old tile, grout and adhesive using chisels and scrapers and clean the surface carefully.

17) Lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs.

18) Assist customers in selection of tile and grout.

19) Remove and replace cracked or damaged tile.

20) Measure and cut metal lath to size for walls and ceilings, using tin snips.

21) Select and order tile and other items to be installed, such as bathroom accessories, walls, panels, and cabinets, according to specifications.

22) Mix and apply mortar or cement to edges and ends of drain tiles to seal halves and joints.

23) Spread mastic or other adhesive base on roof deck to form base for promenade tile, using serrated spreader.

24) Apply a sealer to make grout stain- and water-resistant.

25) Brush glue onto manila paper on which design has been drawn and position tiles finished side down onto paper.

Job Description for "Tile and Marble Setter" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Tile and Marble Setter"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  47-2044.00


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