Are you thinking of wall tiling yourself? Maybe contemplating a little DIY tiling of your bathroom or kitchen splashback, but bemused by the amount of tiling tools, spacers, etc that are on offer at your local tile supplier or DIY store?
This is a simple guide as to the minimum tiling tools you actually need to have and which things to consider when wall tiling a bathroom or kitchen.
Top 5 Tiling Tools for Wall Tiling
- Tile Cutter
- Tile Spacers
- Grout Squeege
1. Tile Cutter
The size of the tile is all important. For any wall tiles below 400mm in length, a straight cut economy tile cutter is very useful although you may need an electric disc cutter for awkward cuts (or a tile nipper see Tricky Tiling Issues below). Any wall tiles larger than 400m, then it is best to opt for an electric disc cutter for all cuts, as larger size straight tile cutters can be expensive.
2. Tile Spacers
When fixing wall tiles, using 2mm spacers are ideal for wall tiling.
Use a 6mm trowel (square or round notched) for applying the wall adhesive. A ready mixed, white, wall tile adhesive is best as this allows for bedding in of the wall tiles without contaminating the grout colour.
Finally, simply use a regular sponge to wash off the grout.
What Size is your Wall Tiling Area?
Large Tiling Area
For applying and removing grout to larger areas, it may be beneficial to invest in a handymans grout float instead of a grout squeege; and a hydrosponge board rather than using a standard sponge.
Tricky Tiling Issues
The following tiling toolextras may help with more difficult tiling requirements:
- For creating awkward shapes with your tiles use a Tile Nipper.
- Use a Tile File and Rasp to clean up edges of cut tiles.
- To drill holes in ceramic, porcelain and natural stone tiles use Diamond Hole Saws/cutters.
Available Tiling Tools to Buy Online
To buy a Wall Tiling Tools DIY Economy Pack for Wall Tiling click here.
To buy a Wall Tiling Tools Professional Pack for Wall Tiling click here.