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Tile Tools Ideas from Walls and Floors

So you’ve selected the tiles you want to introduce into your home, and now it’s time to fix them onto your wall and floor spaces. If you’re hiring a tiler, then he’ll have an arsenal of tile tools, covering every aspect and eventually of the project. However, if you fancy a bit of DIY and you’re tackling the tiling yourself, you’ll need to get your hands on certain tools. But fear not – we’ve got all the tools for the job – from tile spaces to set your tiles apart, to tile trowels for applying the adhesive to the wall or floor, through the grout float for getting a tile, even spread of tile grout – and for working it into all the cracks and crevices. We’ve got you covered when it comes to tile tools.  

Tile cutters: Manual vs Electric 

When it comes to fitting your tiles to a wall or floor space, you work from the centre of the surface, and you make your way to the outside edges. At the edges, you’ll most likely need to cut your tiles to get a good, snug fit. When dealing with smaller, thinner tiles, then you can use a manual tile cutter. Just follow the instructions that come with the box – but essentially, it’s a guillotine that effortlessly slices through your tile and gives a nice, straight, clean cut line. 

However, when you’re dealing with larger, thicker, harder-wearing tiles such as porcelain floor tiles, or vast natural stone tiles, it’s often quicker and easier to use an electric tile cutter. These require good ventilation, and are often best used outside (on a dry day, to prevent ruining your tile tools). 

Tile tools: Adhesive trowels and grout floats 

When fixing your tiles in place, you’ll need an adhesive trowel to apply the adhesive to your surface; these are essential tile tools. The adhesive trowel has a notched edge, for working grooves into your even spread of adhesive. These grooves are crucial for adhesion; you press each tile into them, with a little twist. 

The grout float is essential for applying grout. It has a nice cushioned surface so that it doesn’t scratch or damage the face of your newly tiled wall or floor. Use the grout float to get an even spread of grout across the entire tiling display. It’ll work the grout into all the joints, and will help you scrape off any excess. Once it’s dried a little on the wall or floor, you can wipe off the excess!