UK Tiling Forum is for Professional and DIY Wall and Floor Tilers in the UK. Our tiling forum is more than just an advice website with a one-off answer to a one-off tiling question.
Our UK Tiling Forum is a community that provides tiling education and tiling courses to those who are in need of learning how to tile properly to a professional tiling standard.
Who’s UK Tiling Forum Rocks?
Our UK Tiling Forum rocks.
TilersForums.com is the World’s largest wall and floor tiling advice community. Whether a Tiling Forum Facebook Community Group or Page, a Twitter Tiling Forum Account, a Google Places Tiling Forum Page; TilersForums.com is still number one.
Started in 2006 TilersForums.co.uk was not the first tiling forum online. The founder actually created another website, TileForums.com, first. That website was created as part of a much wider business model whereby trainee wall and floor tilers who paid to learn how to tile would visit the forum after attending the course to ask and answer tiling questions.
Once one tiling question was answered, all other tiling questions of the same nature would be directed to the forum thread, therefore the answer, and the phone calls to the tiling training centre would minimise.
How One Tiling Training Centre Became A Whole Tile Industry After A Few Months, Not Years
Before a Wall and Floor Tiler could get advice for free online one would have few options. One could register to a local college tiling courses, and hope a placement became available that suited ones time schedule.
Often, tiling courses were provided during 9-5 hours at best, 9-3 (school hours) otherwise. And during the working week, so Monday to Friday.
Independent Tiling Training Centres Teaching Independent Tiling Courses to Trainee Wall and Floor Tilers
There becomes the issue.
A person who is already in work, therefore work-driven, is unable to carry out training within their working schedule.
A training centre was required that fitted within that model.
Building Adhesives Limited (BAL), under their known and trusted brand (at the time they supplied the most adhesives in the UK, more than all other brands put together!) they created a FREE, yes free! – Free of charge wall and floor tiling course for all who wished to attend.
This soon became a bit of a standard.
The first independent tiling training centre that wasn’t part of an adhesive manufacturer was setup by the guy who set up BAL’s training centre many years prior.
I happened to work for the guy as a tiler at the time and he explained that this training centre thing might be viable. I built a website for it that ranked well. We built the centre in units. And took course bookings for a weekly fee. About 16 tilers per course.
A massive industry was then made through very similar structures and they all do well. People need these courses. And forums are good places for the trainees to attend after the courses.
About Tilers Forums
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Our UK Tiling Forum, TilersForums.com, has always been the biggest forum online this side of the JohnBridge.com forum which is Canadian primarily, but serves Americans quite well. Though not the British due to our climate in any one City being quite different throughout the seasons. We can have minus zero temperatures over the tail-end of winter. And then mid 30 celcius come summer. And that’s getting hotter as climate change takes its toll on our seas.
Our tile adhesives need to be more suitable and often quite flexible compared to the ‘mud’ you’d see mixed in Canada and USA.
TilersForums.com has helped thousands of members with hundreds of thousands of jobs over the years. And though some other forums come and go from time to time, we tend to beat them all off in the end.