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Teach me how to tile

Posted by Jol W.


Strathpine QLD, Australia

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Friday, 18th Aug 2017
I am looking for someone experienced in the art of tiling to spend a morning or half day teaching me how to tile the floor of my apartment living/kitchen area. I'm not looking for someone to tile it for me as it is a skill I would like to acquire, but rather someone who can teach me how to do it well. I would be using ceramic tiles. Subfloor is concrete in relatvely good condition. Carpet which was previously there has been ripped out and tack strips removed.
Price negotiable depending on experience.
John D.
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When were you looking at doing working in the city today...happy to come after lunch if you like...cheers..
Jol W.poster
Hi Ivan are you available on Friday? Ideally I would like to start then at the earliest time available.
I have posted a comment with more detail about the assistance I'm after. How many hours do you think is a reasonable estimate?
You obviously prefer to start fridays....????
Hey jol....ok no probs....yeah its better to b there when the tiles are there....with regards to when i can make it...we just have to organise a day.....I'm usually busy...but can always try and work in with you....chèers
Hey jol....not sure about next friday as i have a busy week...especially with Wednesday being a public holiday...unless you happy for me to come for a drive on Wednesday morning and discuss it with you further in more detail....cheers
Jol W.poster
Wednesday could potentially work, however the tiles are yet to be delivered (expected delivery on Wednesday or Thu latest). If not this week then would next Friday suit?
With regards to how many hours it may really depends on you and your skill's not something that you can learn in a day....gonna take a bit of time and experience....cheers
Jol W.poster
Thanks for the replies.
To be more specific, these are the topics I'm looking for someone to teach me about:
- Marking out tile areas
- Making tile cuts with cutter and grinder
- Mixing glue and grout properly
- Laying tiles accurately
- Transitions between rooms
- Preventing lippage
- Any other useful tips

I will have all my own equipment but will send through a list to check if there's anything you recommend to get before the day.
Ideally I would like the job to start on Friday morning at your earliest time available.

I listed four hours in the ad to ensure there would be enough time to teach everything, but I'm not sure if that is over/under estimated. I've never used Airtasker but from what I understand the price has to be set beforehand so I'm open to feedback on how long you think an appropriate amount of time to spend here is.
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