Best Tiler's Tools
Are you a professional tiler looking for the best tile cutter for floor tiles? Perhaps you’re a homeowner looking to give the bathroom a much-needed makeover. Whatever the case, whether you’re a novice or a fully qualified tiler, having the right equipment is paramount for a well-executed job.
At Wonkee Donkee Tools we have worked together with a range of professional tilers to make this complete guide of the best tiling tools in the UK! So, whether you’re self-taught or professionally trained, our exhaustive collection of absolute must-have tools for tiling will ensure you can complete every job efficiently and to an exceptional standard.
How important are the right tiling tools?
Like so many trades, a huge part of what makes these jobs so specialist is the qualifications involved. However, with that said – tiling CAN be carried out professionally, even by those who have never done it before if the correct tools are used. Now, we’re not suggesting that anyone could tile a bathroom as long as they have the tools necessary, but with some careful research and thorough planning, our list of tools can be utilised to tile a space, just as well as a professional.
We must stress here, if you don’t feel confident enough to tackle the tiling by yourself, always seek the help of a skilled professional who will be more than happy to take on the task for you.
There are a huge range of tiling tools out there, but if you’re looking for the most reliable brands, look no further than our guide. From finding the perfect tile measuring tool to getting your hands on that all-important tile cutter, we have thought of absolutely everything so that you don’t have to!
Everything you need for professional tiling
As with any DIY job, you will need to have the equipment necessary not only for the job itself, but also to prepare the area and to effectively clean it up afterwards. But like we said – we’ve thought of everything. From dust sheets that can be used to keep your space clean and tidy whilst working, through to work benches for precision and accuracy – we’re so much more than just power tools!
So, whatever you need, whether it be big or small, make sure you are always prepared by taking a look through our guide of the most commonly used tiler’s tools in the UK. And, if you see something you need – simply click through to find the latest and most affordable prices on the market.
Powered Tile Saw
Many workbenches are tools in their own right. They have adjustable surfaces and clamps which you can use to hold your tiles between whilst using your tile saw. They also have standard square edges for measuring and many other attributes. They have multiple applications, from providing somewhere to saw timber and tiles to a place to rest your mug of tea. A pair of trestles or saw horses may also come in handy – place an off-cut of ply on top of a pair of trestles and you have somewhere to keep your adhesive and grout within easy reach.
Retractable Trimming Knife
Retractable trimming knife (generally known as a Stanley knife although many other brands are available) is useful for cutting wallpaper, string, wire insulation, plasterboard and a host of other materials. Will fit in a pocket for easy access. Blades of different designs are ready available, and retract into the body when not in use. Fixed blade trimming knives are also available.
A simple pocket tape measure with metric and imperial markings for measuring anything from wallpaper lengths to floor and wall dimensions for working out surface area for ordering the correct quantity of paint. A 5 metre (16 feet) tape will be long enough for most jobs although larger sizes are available. Can be clipped to a tool belt for ease of access. Available in 2m (6ft),3m (10ft),5m (16ft),8m (26ft), and 10m (33ft).