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Once you’ve selected a contractor, you’ll need to know how the project will play out. While each job is different and unique, here are the typical steps required for installing new tiles.
Because tile installation can be such varied and complicated work, the best way to get trained is to apprentice with an experienced contractor. Typically, these apprenticeships will last between two and four years, depending on the program. During this time, new tile installers will start by doing smaller tasks and work their way up to the planning stage. This way, each installer has a good understanding of every individual step. Within each year, students must complete at least 144 hours of technical training (studying) and 2,000 hours of on-site training.
From there, tile contractors can get certified from the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation. Although this certification is voluntary, most contractors do it to ensure confidence with their clients. There is also the Advanced Certification for Tile Installers (ACT) for those who want even more licensing.