Tiling Bargain Bucket Description:
Planning to tile the wall or floor in bathrooms and kitchens just got a whole lot easier with the DIY Doctor Tiling Bargain Bucket. We have put together a selection of the essential tiling tools which will make tiling on both walls and floors possible; we feel this is what you should have before you start the job so you don’t get stuck mid way through.
Once you have prepared the wall or floor properly then check that you have all the tilers tools before you start the job. You can select any that you don’t have and with full instructions and videos available on our website about how to carry out every part of tiling from the setting out to the grouting you should be able to complete the job easily and to a really high standard.
You’ll need a Contractor’s Tile Cutter which makes cutting wall tiles really easy and as it is able to cope with floor and wall tiles up to 8mm thick and up to 400mm wide which should cover most jobs. Use the tile nips to cut tiles around awkward shapes and then the tile file to tidy up the edges. We have selected a range of tile spacers to give you the option to vary the size of joints between the tiles (Please see our project on laying cermaic floor tiles for more information about how to go about your project). There are many tools and gadgets available for grouting tiles but all of the pros (who care about their work) use a sponge. The sponge allows every part of the joint to be filled to the brim with grout, keeping your tiled surface waterproof.
Watch the video on the Tiling Bargain Buckets for more tool information.
What Tiling Tools do we recommend that you get?
- 1 x 28 litre flexible mixing bucket
- 1 x Contractors flat bed tile cutter
- 1 x Tiller’s cutting pliers or “nips”
- 1 x Half round, 15mm tile file 1 x Hand held tile cutter
- 1 x heavy duty tape measure
- 1 x Contractors tile grouting sponge
- 1 x pack of 2mm tile spacers
- 1 x pack of 5mm tile spacers
- 1 x pair latex gloves for grouting
There is lots more information on every aspect of tiling that can be found in our tiling section. It’s worth a quick browse before you start your project.