12 Best Types of Tile Tools

Introduction

Do you know what types of tile tools are available in markets? Before we start laying the tile on the floor, we need to look at some basic tools that will help us install the tile properly. We’ll look at the many types of tools used in tile installation, as well as where we employ them, in this post.

Different types of tile tools

The key setting for putting tiles is an experienced tile setter as well as the requisite quantity of tools. The many types of tools, as well as where to employ them, are all detailed below.

Scribers

The scriber is one of the original and most common instruments for marking tile before cutting it. Scribers resemble a pointed needle and are used to mark and measure the tile surface. It is also readily available on the market and simple to use. Ceramic tiles can also be carved using several sorts of scribers.

Tile Scribe
Tiles Scribers

Tile Cutter

After measuring the surface of the tiles, they used an electric cutter to cut them down to the size we needed for our project. One of the electrical tile cutters, such as the RUBI DU-200, is used to cut the tile without wasting the tile material and with a very short cut time. But the most important thing to remember is that only a professional tiler should be involved.

Types of Tile Tools
Tile Cutter

Tile Trowel

Trowel is one of the tools that can be used to mix the cement mixture as well as scope the cement mixture to plate it in the floor. Gauging trowel, margin trowel, notch trowel, pointing trowel, and finishing trowel for final finishing to produce a smooth finish and consistent floor surface are some of the shapes available based on the application.

Tile Trowel
Tile Trowel

Tile Spacers

Tile spacers are useful tools for creating space between two tiles so that filler (adhesive) can be used to boost the strength between the tiles while also minimizing the job time. The tile spacer is also cheap on the market.

Tile Spacers
Tile Spacers

Wooden / Rubber Mallet

Because tile is brittle and easy to break, we use a wooden/ rubber type mallet to fit the area between the floor and cement mixture to ensure that tiles are fitted accurately and without damaging the edges of the tiles.

Wooden Rubber Mallet
Wooden Rubber Mallet

Tile Rub Stone

To avoid making a sharp needle while cutting tiles, rub sone is recommended. The tile rub stone’s hardness is always higher than the tiles’, causing abrasions on the tiles, resulting in smoother edges and a finer finish. When using this tool, there is a lower risk of injury.

Tile Rub Stone
Tile Rub Stone

Profile Gauge

These are popular instruments in today’s building industry since they assist us in identifying the ideal tiles for any corner or edge of your room, particularly in door joints. This profile gauge comes with a measuring gauge to help you get even more precise results when it comes to joining tiles.

Tile Profile gauge
Tile Profile gauge

Spirit level

For many years, one of the oldest and most well-known tools in the building business. This allows us to determine if the flooring is level (at a 90 ° angle to the walls) or not. Before putting the tiles, make sure the ground is level; otherwise, you’ll have to deal with the implications later. Walking becomes difficult, and even breaking occurs due to the uneven surface.

Sprit Level
Sprit Level

Level Wedges

This helps to keep the spacing between the two tiles uniform, which is especially important with wall tiles. You will never have to be concerned about displacements during installation. For better outcomes, use wedges that have a longer life span and are of high quality.

Level Wedges
Level Wedges

Tiles Screed

If your flooring isn’t perfectly level, you should use screeds to keep your tiles from popping out in the future. It keeps the tiles flat and lets you know how much grout you’ll need for a stronger grip.

Tile Screed
Tile Screed

Notched Spreader

If you’re not happy with your trowel and want to upgrade before you start laying tiles, the Notched spreader is the way to go. These are offered in two different styles: square notched and v-notched. In high-traffic locations, the square notch is used. The v-notched spread, on the other hand, is used in lighter areas or on typical surfaces.

Notched Spreader
Notched Spreader

Pointing Trowel

This style of pointing trowels is preferable if your working area is very small. This will come in handy in situations when you can’t use a regular trowel, as well as for single brick replacements.

Pointing Trowel
Pointing Trowel

Conclusion

Yes, we’ve arrived at the end. You may now be aware of the various types of tile tools used in the installation of tiles. Also, bear in mind that, depending on your needs, you can choose from a variety of tile tools when placing your tiles. 

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