Best Tiler's Tools
At Wonkee Donkee Tools we have worked together with a range of professional tilers to make this complete guide of the best tiler’s tools! Make sure you are always prepared and have everything you need for the job!
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).