Tile Setter Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Tile Setter

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Tile Setter to join our team. The Tile Setter will be responsible for installing tiles on floors, walls, and other surfaces in various settings, including residential, commercial, and industrial. The ideal candidate will have experience in tile installation, be detail-oriented, and have excellent problem-solving skills.


  • Measure and cut tiles to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces
  • Prepare surfaces for tile installation by cleaning, leveling, and smoothing
  • Apply adhesive to surfaces and lay tiles in a pattern
  • Align tiles and straighten them with straightedges, levels, and squares
  • Grout tiles and clean surfaces to remove excess grout and adhesive
  • Inspect and repair tiles as needed
  • Communicate with clients to understand their needs and preferences


  • Proven experience as a Tile Setter
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Knowledge of different types of tiles and their properties
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Physical stamina and strength to lift and move heavy tiles and equipment

Education and Certification:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of an apprenticeship program or vocational training in tile setting is preferred
  • Certification in tile installation is a plus

Working Conditions: The Tile Setter will work indoors and outdoors, depending on the project. The work may involve standing, kneeling, bending, and lifting for extended periods. The Tile Setter may work in dusty or noisy environments and may be exposed to hazardous materials. Protective gear and equipment will be provided as needed.

Salary: The salary for a Tile Setter varies depending on experience, location, and employer. The average salary for a Tile Setter in the United States is $20.00 per hour.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Tile Setter

What is the best way to find and hire a Tile Setter near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Tile Setter applicants. Employers posting their Tile Setter job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Tile Setter applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Tile Setter are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 13 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 11 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Tile Setter positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Tile Setter role?
SMS has 88% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Tile Setter job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Tile Setters are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 117% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Tile Setter applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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