Episode 52 - Tiling Your Way to Beauty with Adrian Cursio from Cursio Tiling

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Adrian Cursio from Cursio Tiling. 

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Adrian grew up in Melbourne, son of a tiler and grew up with two brothers.  

  • During school Adrian was distracted, so his father encouraged him to join the family business in Grade 10. 

  • Europeans have a legacy for family business and Adrian shares how witnessing his families work mentality has impacted his work ethic over the years even inspiring his own family values.

  • Adrian’s experience of working for his Dad and the driver behind switching to commercial jobs. 

  • The Chalets in Mount Buller and how Cursio Tiling landed this job, creating other work opportunities.

  • The value of relationships and the rapport you build with clients and, what happens when it goes South.  

  • If you want to get ahead – it simply takes hard work and good old fashioned grit and determination.

  • Adrian is currently working on ‘The Block’ on his third season. He shares his experience, the value of hard work and the opportunities it creates.  

  • Adrian is currently promoting women in the industry, particularly tilers and their attention to detail.

  • A good tiler is patient, has attention to detail and uses the correct practices, some of which date back to generations.  

  • The great debate of waterproofing - before or after the tile beds go in.

  • Adrian’s favourite tile to work with being the Atlas Concorde – a huge Italian tile, and explains why they are the premier tile for tilers to use.

  • So, are small tiles or large tiles better for your space? 

  • The strangest thing Adrian has been asked to Tile.  

  • The history of Cursio Tiling and the array of family members involved. 

  • Stone and Oak was started by Adrian and his wife to supply top quality tiles to their clients and offer a premier service to their clients.

  • Adrian explains the impact that a bad quality tile has on the outcome of a project.  

  • The future for Cursio Tiling. 

  • Tiling is a finishing trade and Adrian loves the transformation tiles make to a finished space.  

  • Adrian explains a new configuration tool coming onto market for installing a tile, which Adrian has helped design.  

  • Supporting small business and the importance of the good ol’ fashioned handshake.  

  • Outside of work, Adrian is a family man and spends time with his three daughters trying some of Melbourne’s greatest restaurants.

  • The difficulty in finding tiling apprentices – so if you are interested reach out to Cursio Tiling!

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Adrian Cursio from Cursio Tiling. 


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