Just wondering how many of us had been bred into the trade = 2nd generation etc etc without much of a choice, or forced for something to do to keep parents off your back. or wanted to do the job ?
I count all the people who took it up late in life and took course's etc as wanting to do the job.
just wondered about the others because and i don't want to stir up arguments a lot of tilers are regarded as bad tempered by other trades. And yes that is usually because a lot of the other trades walk all over the new tiles etc.
However i know from my travels that disgruntled tilers are common and usually because they wanted to do something else. lets hear your stories good or bad ?
just as an aside i once worked on a restoration job down in Kent and a young sparky said to me that tiling was the easiest job in the world plus it was also the newest trade
I mentioned Pompei mosaic's ( which i've studied ) made by the romans and earlier the Byzantine people also mosaics & geometric work.
Plus i said most tilers didn't get their muscles because the job was easy. e.g try grouting a 500 sq metre floor in epoxy 3 part not this new stuff.
lastly i mentioned that his was definitely one of the newst trades as there are people alive who remember when places first got electrified!
sadly it didn't register as he didn't have a clue about anything i'd said but i did refrain from belting him with my rubber mallet as i reasoned he wouldn't have felt it .
So how many got pressganged and what did you really want to do.
my family were apalled i became a stone mason as most of them were architects and such like. Cheers Steve