For the first time, a nationwide search is set to uncover the best tiler in Australia who will go on to represent the country in China later this year.

As a market leader in the development and manufacture of tile installation products, Davco is well-positioned to initiate a competition that will acknowledge the best professional tiling talent that Australia has to offer.

The company prides itself on providing excellence in tiling systems and now it is looking for a tiler to match that standard. There is more than $10,000 in cash and prizes to be won.

How to enter

Davco is asking: Think you’ve got what it takes to become Australia’s best tiler? Registrations are now open on Simply sign up to compete at one of seven regional events where participants will be required to complete multiple rounds including a written and practical test.

The regional events will take place between June and August in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Western Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Melbourne. They will be held primarily at TAFEs in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, the Canberra Institute of Technology and Queensland’s Construction Training Centre.

The top tiler in each of the regional competitions will be awarded $500 and the winner will be flown to Sydney for the national final in September 2019. The best seven tilers from around the country will battle it out over two days where they will be challenged on all aspects of the trade.

The overall winner will receive the prestigious title of “Australia’s Best Tiler”, a cash prize of $5,000 and an all-expenses paid, business class trip to China to compete in the final.

Participating tilers will get a boost to their profile through Davco’s extensive marketing and social media channels including direct mail, e-newsletters and press releases. The company will also use its connections with tile resellers to promote the competition’s events on a regional level. Each tiler will be asked to nominate their local store.

Spotlight on tilers

Decorated sports star and brand ambassador, Mark Geyer, knows what it’s like to work hard and have hard work recognised. “I’m thrilled to be part of the inagural competition to help find and recognise Australia’s best tiler. Our tradies are known for being hard working and trustworthy and I’m pleased to be involved in acknowledging their efforts on a regional, national and global scale,” he said.

“Australia’s tilers are amongst the best in the world and Davco is excited to be supporting them in their tiling career,” explained Andrew Nunn, managing director at ParexGroup, Davco’s parent company. “Davco wants to be able to give back to our tilers and this competition allows us to recognise the effort and skill of tilers all around the country.”

Davco has an extensive range includes primers, waterproofing membranes, adhesives, grouts and sealants for both new build and renovation projects. Established in 1972, Davco is one of the industry’s most well-known and highly regarded brands with solutions for tiling professionals, architects and DIY homeowners.

Tile Today magazine is the proud media partner of “Australia’s Best Tiler”.

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