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    When the mason install tiles in the floor.







    What is the mason doing in these pictures?

    Is he covering the floor with tiles
    Is he laying tiles on the floor?
    Is he installing the tiles in the floor?
    is he fixing tiles into the floor?
    Is he doing the tile work on the floor?
    Is he setting up tiles in the floor?
    Is he tiling the floor?


    How do native speakers say it when a mason is doing this thing? Tell me the most natural way you describe this activity.

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    Re: When the mason install tiles in the floor.

    He's tiling / laying tiles. He's doing it on the ground, not on the floor in the last picture.
    'Mason' is an uncommon word for this person. He's a tiler.

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    Re: When the mason install tiles in the floor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    He's tiling / laying tiles. He's doing it on the ground, not on the floor in the last picture.
    'Mason' is an uncommon word for this person. He's a tiler.
    So would it be okay to say.
    "The tiler is tiling the ground".

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    Re: When the mason install tiles in the floor.



    In this picture the man is laying paving slabs, not tiles.
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    Re: When the mason install tiles in the floor.

    We call those pavers in AmE.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: When the mason install tiles in the floor.

    So, he's a tiler/paver tiling and paving. We call them tilers.
    My great grandfather was a mason. He used to carve gravestones. If these guys are cutting their own tiles and paving stones out of quarry rock, I'd grant that they are masons.

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    Re: When the mason install tiles in the floor.

    In AmE, masons are skilled construction laborers who work with brick, stone, and masonry cement (a weak kind of concrete).
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