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Tile & Wood Installer

Career Overview  

Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks. 

Skills and Abilities 

Some skills needed to become floor and tile installers and finishers include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance and color. Primary skills related to this occupation include: install carpet, linoleum, tile, or related material onto floors or walls; apply adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings; inspect premises or structure for evidence of deterioration or damage; cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, use hand and power cutting tools; lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs; measure and mark surfaces to be tiled; follow blueprints; cut, surface, polish and installs marble and granite; install pre-cast terrazzo, granite 
or marble unit. 


  • $41,790 (annually)
  • $20.09 (hourly)

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $25,711 - $61,550 (annually)
  • $12.36 - $29.59 (hourly)

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.



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