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Laying tiles accurately and a high level of finish in a variety of materials in residential, commercial, and public projects.
The work of a tiler includes the laying of tiles of ceramics, mosaic or natural stone on walls, floors and staircases in houses, commercial, industrial and public buildings, churches, swimming pools, outside installations, and façades to provide protective and decorative finishes. Wall and floor Tiling work might also include the construction of small walls and steps from bricks or blocks.
The tiler contributes in many ways to the completion of a successful project. They will interpret drawings; set out and measure; remove any existing covering; prepare surfaces; group and lay tiles in the desired pattern; and then finish to the highest standard and client specification.
Experienced proficient tilers have opportunities to specialize in particular materials such as mosaic, or unique applications such as artistic work, high-end residential, or private or competition venue swimming pools.
Important elements of the challenge include:
The Competitor will be tested on their ability to interpret and execute drawings.
Wall and floor tiles, stone and other materials should be laid out in the desired pattern.
Marks are also awarded to competitors who can cut and produce complex tile work.
The completed project must show finesse, accuracy and craftsmanship.
|Medallion for Excellence||721||Wilhelm Scholten||Netherlands|
|Medallion for Excellence||711||Muhammad Muslih||Indonesia|
|Medallion for Excellence||711||Alexander Taschler||South Tyrol, Italy|
|Medallion for Excellence||709||Martin Schuler||Switzerland|
|Medallion for Excellence||709||Mikhail Ukhankin||Russia|
|Medallion for Excellence||707||Raphael Rossol||Germany|
|Medallion for Excellence||706||Florian SERVANT||France|
|Medallion for Excellence||706||PO-JEN CHEN||Chinese Taipei|
|Medallion for Excellence||705||Frederik Nielsen||Denmark|
|Medallion for Excellence||703||Gilberto Santos||Brazil|
|678||Kim Fai Yip||Hong Kong, China|
|675||Juan Camilo Caviche Bastidas||Colombia|
|662||Armondas Tamulis||United Kingdom|
|591||Davoud Doudkanlooy milan||Iran|
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