Here’s what you will need to get your tiling job done right the first time.


Measuring tape: Make sure you use builder’s tape and measure carefully.

Mastic: This latex adhesive is designed for interior installations of ceramic tile and natural stone.

Chalk line: Use this tool to set your grout lines in place during the layout stage.

Notched trowel: Used o apply thin-set or mastic adhesive to the wall or floor.

Tile cutter: A specific tool devised for small cuts to tile when a wet saw is not needed.

Wet saw: Can be used to cut tile accurately and cleanly to fit around edges, corners and fixtures.

Grout: Filling powder form in premixed colors used to fill the joints between tiles. Non-sanded grout is used on polished tile or tile installations with a butt-joint that is less than 1/8 inch. Sanded grout is used on larger tiles.

Grout float: Used to spread grout into the joints between tiles.

Thin-set: An adhesive mortar made of cement, fine sand and a water retaining agent, used to attach tiles to the underflooring. Apply the thin-set with smooth, even coverage.

Caulk: Used in shower or other wet-room tile installations to seal the tiles from moisture.

Sponge: Used to wipe up excess grout.

Painter’s tape: Used to helps the edges of pieces of tile from fracturing or shattering off during the cutting process.

Self-leveling cement: Levels a floor or smooths walls to fill any gaps or depressions.

Tile wedges and spacers: Used to space wall or floor tiles accurately before grout is added.

Cement-fiber backer board: One of the most common mounts for wall tiles. Acts like a cement underflooring, except for use only on walls.





Tools & Accessories List For Porcelain & Ceramic Tile is a post from: Laminate, Bamboo & Hardwood Floors Information from BuildDirect

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