Occupation: Floor and Wall Tiller
How long you have been in your trade? 14 yrs
What got you interested in your job? I guess you’d have to say it was my Dad who initially got me into tiling. I used to go with him during school holidays for extra pocket money!
What do you like most about your job? I might be tiling day in and day out but each and every day throws up a new surprise, a new obstacle to get over, a shortcut to doing something quicker
What do you dislike most about your job? Travelling to jobs, other trades/site managers making cuts and expecting myself to get over their problems
What route did you take into the industry? I learned on the job with my Dad whilst still at school & sixth form and when all my pals were applying for Universities I decided that was my time to get out and enrol at Leeds College of Building
How long have you been using the Recoil Kneepads? 1.5 years
What is your overall opinion of the Recoil Kneepads? They’re an absolute God send! My knees are ruined from playing rugby and my old kneepads were leaving me in bits come the weekend after a week on them, but your Recoil Kneepads are something else. We’ve now finished for the day/week and it doesn’t even feel like I’ve been on my knees at all, no redness, no soreness, no aches or pains when getting up off them.
Latest Review (1.5 years after use) - Superb! They’re the best on the market in my opinion. Comfortable, well built, hard wearing, can withstand me dropping to my knees, allow me to pivot from side to side!
What types of jobs have you used them for? Obviously my day to day job tiling but I’ve used them whilst painting the garden fences/shed, been up on my roof replacing roof tiles
Do you think it is important to take care of your body, specifically knees? What advice would you give to someone starting out in the industry about taking care of themselves from an early age? Always look after you body! When your new to the building trade you don’t want to hear it from your elders but as you get on like I have, you think back and say ‘they were right all those years ago’. My knees especially were knackered by the time I came across Recoil Kneepads, I was forever having niggles, pains stiffness and soreness with my old Kneepads but since wearing my Recoils I can safely say my knees have been better.