If you are planning on handling a major tiling job, it is important that you invest in the proper tools for the trade. Laying new tiles is a worthy investment in terms of giving your house an aesthetically-pleasing look that is durable and simple to maintain. The type of tiling tools you make use of to perform these installations will determine the success or failure of the project, so you need to tackle a project with the right tools designed for the task at hand. Here are three top tiling tools to have with you before embarking in floor tile installations.
Cutters come in different sizes and designs, from basic manual formats to complex add-ons for power tools. They make quick and easy work of cutting tiles in straight cuts and small trims according to the desired shape or size. It is important to always use the right cutter size depending on the size of the tile to be cut. For example, a 500mm tile cutter is not suitable for cutting a 600mm tile because the tile is rather too long.
It allows for even and effective spreading of the adhesive to guarantee adequate contact with the floor tile. Basically, an adhesive trowel features a straight and jagged edge. While the straight edge smears the adhesive, the jagged edge makes sure that when pulling the trowel across the adhesive, enough quantity of adhesive is smeared across the work area by creating grooves that allow air to seep out when the tile makes contact with the adhesive. This allows for better connection between the tile and the adhesive.
Tile spacers do help in giving your tile installation a professional finish besides providing a range of design alternatives and are available in different shapes and sizes. By using tile spacers, you are able to attain a consistent pattern when installing floor or wall tiles by making sure that all tiles are fixed equidistant from one another which allows for the grout or filling cement to be applied. Always use spacers to perform trial assessment for your tile design. This will help you decide on your final design because you have a clearer outlook of what the end result will appear like. Moreover, always lay this experimental run in the middle of the room so that you can envision the full design from various points in the area space.