Ant Projects offers high-quality tiling workmanship in the Gauteng area, Ant Projects is your one-stop tiling contractor service provider. No project is too small or too big. Ant projects facilitate the whole tiling process from start to finish.
Ant projects do all kinds of tiling ranging from:
- Wall Tiling
- & Paving
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What is a Tile Contractor
Tile contractors install ceramic, porcelain, marble and other kinds of tiles in a wide variety of buildings for commercial contractors and individual customers. The work of a tile contractor is physically demanding and may require an irregular schedule.
Tile Contractor Job Description
Tile contractors install tiles on floors, walls, and ceilings of all kinds of private and public buildings. They may also apply tiles to counters, patios and roof decks. Tile contractors may work during regular business hours; however, in many cases, they work evenings and weekends to avoid disturbing homeowners or business clients.
Physical Nature of the Job
Installing hard tiles is physically demanding work. It requires hours of heavy lifting, bending, kneeling and reaching. Installers should wear knee-pads to help prevent injuries. The adhesives used to install tiles can be messy and may produce toxic or unpleasant-smelling fumes, and tile cutters and other tools can produce injuries if not used carefully.
Tiling Contractor- Tiling Process
To make sure tiles are installed and spaced consistently, tile contractors make detailed measurements and use spacers, as well as other tools. Tile contractors may create blueprints or layout tiles on a dry surface to prepare decorative mosaics or patterns. Installers use electric or mechanical tools to cut tiles to go around toilet bowls, pipes, and other fixtures.
Tiles contractors lay tiles on a flat, clean and level surface. Tile contractors will sometimes install new drywall, tile backer board or another material to a wall, ceiling or floor to be tiled. Concrete floors and other uneven surfaces may need to be leveled with mortar.
Grouting, Sealing and Other Job Duties
Once the tiles have been set, tile contractors apply grout between them and wipe away the excess grout with damp sponges. They apply a pre-seal to unglazed tiles prior to grouting. After the grout sets, tile contractors sometimes apply a final sealing agent. Other job duties for tile contractors may include reading blueprints, polishing and finishing tiles, mixing adhesives and creating decorative mosaics.