Are you ready to tackle a tiling project but don’t know what you need to get started? We discuss the top tile tools for your next DIY project.
To Begin: Chalk Line
Tiling is about straight lines. Fill the tool with chalk powder, shake it up, and unreel the string to the desired length. Snap the string to get a legible blue line as needed. This technique is used to define the tiling area before you begin your DIY project. A laser level line can be used as well.
Trowels are used for laying thinset mortar or mastic. From the mixing bucket to the installation site they provide the right amount of substance to the tile. Trowels come in different sizes and there are two basic types: the v-notch and square-notch.
Finish it off : Grout Float
Every tiling project includes grouting. This process includes filling the spaces in between tiles with freshly mixed grout, and scraping the tiles clean of excess grout. Enter a grout float which will help get the job done. Choose a rubber grout float for walls or floors and don’t forget to take a sponge to the surface for easy clean-up.
Do you have questions about the tools you need for a DIY project? Mees specialists are happy to discuss your project with you. We provide underlayment material, tile, grout, sealers and other tools for need to get the job done! Give us a call at (502)-969-5858.