Tools for Tiling

Bathroom Tiling ToolsAre you planning to carry out your own tiling work but don’t know what tools you will need? The following article will guide you on a couple of tiling examples.

Like all tools, tools for tiling can be expensive but can make the job a whole lot easier. If you are only an occasional tiler, it may pay to hire specific tools for just when you want to use them.

Tile Scribe

Normally with a hard, Tungsten Carbide Tip, a tile scribe is used to score the glazed surface of tiles so that they can be broken along the scribe line. A Scribe needs to be used against a straight edge to ensure that the scribe mark is straight. Find more tiling tools here…

Tools That Get Your Tile Job Done Faster

It’s no fun to start your tiling project by cobbling together sub-standard tiling tools or trying to “make do” with tools that aren’t really made for tiling. If you plan to take on a significant tiling job DIY (which is defined as one or more rooms of wall or floor tile, but not partial tile projects like a tub surround or kitchen backsplash), it’s definitely worth investing in these 9 tiling tools before you open that first bucket of thinset.

Wet Tile Saw

Bite the bullet and do it: buy that wet tile saw before you start trying to cut your tile with maddeningly inferior tools such as a snap tile cutter. A wet tile saw zips right through ceramic, porcelain, and natural stone tile, reducing breakage. Downside is that a wet tile saw has no auxiliary use beyond cutting tile. So, when your tile project is done, it will likely gather cobwebs on a shelf. Find more tiling tools here…

Tiling Tools Advice

For a small kitchen wall tiling you would likely need:

Dust sheets. Dust sheets can save you a tremendous amount of money in avoiding damage to surfaces such as worktops and soft floor coverings, especially natural wood worktops, as these can be scratched easily and are prone to staining (especially if these have not been sealed yet).

Paintbrush or mini roller. The paint brush is for the application of tile primer (not always required). Although a mini roller can also be used, for small areas, with obstacles like electric sockets in the way, the brush is a better candidate. Do make sure to watch for primer runs! This can be very dangerous if the liquid gets in contact with the electrical sockets. Always SWITCH THE ELECTRICITY OFF BEFORE YOU START. Even if the electricity is off, you must avoid runs. Mini rollers are great where are small gaps such behind radiators. Find more tiling tools here…