A Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Setter covers interior and exterior walls, floors with terrazzo, tile and/or marble by preparing, measuring and marking the surface to be covered, mixing and applying mortar, mastic, cement, or other adhesives, using hand tools, laying mosaic tiles and removing and replacing cracked or damaged tiles.
Lay and set tiles to create decorative wall, mural & floor designs
Cut and fit tiles around obstacles and openings using hand & power cutting tools
Prepare, measure and mark surfaces to be covered
Mix, apply and spread cement, glue or other adhesives using hand tools
Align and straighten tiles using levels and squares
Apply plaster between tiles and remove excess plaster
Cut, polish and install marble and granite
Remove and replace cracked or damaged tiles
Key Skills & Attributes
Reading, numeracy & problem-solving skills
Mechanical aptitude Good physical condition
Institutional and Commercial Construction
New home building and renovation
4800 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by two 8-week sessions of in-class technical training.
Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum)
Journeyperson Wage Rate
*2021 Provincial Average
Did you know?
The history of terrazzo dates back over five hundred years. Terrazzo (Italian for “Terrace”) floors were invented in Venice during the 15th century.
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