So you’ve visited the tile store, chosen and purchased your tile, and brought it home—but now what? First, it is necessary to check whether you have the correct tools for the job. Ceramic tile must be handled carefully and requires special equipment for alterations and installation. Here are some of the essential tools that you will need to install your tile flooring:
Measuring Tools: Measuring tools are essential to any kitchen or bathroom tile installation project to ensure a perfect fit. These items include a tape measure, a chalk line, and a level. The chalk line and level will ensure clean lines in your tile, while the tape measure is essential for measuring out edging tiles.
Installation Tools: When installing wall or flooring tiles, there are a few basic items needed to lay the tile. First is two separate buckets, one for mixing the thinset and grout and one for water to clean the tile after grouting. Also helpful are a notched trowel for applying thinset to the floor, a sponge, and a margin trowel for mixing and scooping the grout and thinset.
Alteration Tools: Tile cutters will be helpful in laying your tile if you are dealing with a lot of straight or diagonal lines. However, if you have a more extensive tiling job or one that requires curved cuts, then a tile saw will be a better investment. You should also have tile nippers on-hand, as they allow you to take off small pieces of tile at a time for fitting challenging spots.
If you are considering installing a beautiful tile floor in your kitchen or bathroom, then come to Standard Tile. With a large variety of materials, colors, and styles, we have something for everyone. Contact us by calling (888) 903-0998 or by visiting our website.