When it comes to tiling your home, if you're doing a spot of DIY and are undertaking the project yourself, there are certain tools you will need. Chief among them, you'll need a decent tile cutter for those cut pieces, when you reach the edges of your tiling display. Rubi is one of the most prestigious manufacturers of tiling tools in the world. Thousands of professional tilers swear by their products! We have an extensive selection of electric and manual cutters to choose from.
Tackling a tiling project in the coming weeks? Make sure you’re well prepared with this selection of tools from Rubi, which is one of the most prestigious manufacturers of tiling tools in the world. Rubi has been operating for over 60 years and has a presence in over 140 countries – so you can rest assured you’re getting a high quality product. Here at Walls and Floors, we stock a huge selection of Rubi tiling tools; suitable for a wide variety of different projects.
Reasons to Buy Rubi Tools
Whether you’re a professional tiler or a DIYer undertaking a tiling project by yourself, you need to make sure you have the right tools for the job. Typically, for a standard tiling job, you’ll need the following things: a tiling trowel for mixing the adhesive and applying a bed to the wall or floor (if you’re using powdered adhesive or grout you’ll need a mixing bucket to turn the powder into a paste); spacers to set the tiles apart; a grout float to apply the grout once your tiles are set; and a tile cutter in case you need to make any cuts during your project, which is highly likely. You can find all of these tools within our Rubi collection.
A manual tile cutter consists of a scoring wheel on a rail. You use it to score the tile, and then you use a snapping action to split the tile in half, with a nice straight cut edge. Manual tile cutters can be used to cut ceramic tiles and thinner porcelain designs, too.
An electric tile cutter, or wet cutter, is used for sturdier products such as natural stone or thicker porcelain. Due to the amount of dust these can generate, it’s recommended to use them outside. Don’t turn the cutter on until you are ready to cut, for safety reasons. Once you’re ready to cut, switch the cutter on, and gently push the tile into the blade; running along the line that you’ve cut. Again, Rubi has some fantastic electric cutters to choose from; the machines that most tilers themselves use.