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Tools for tiling

Laying tiles - matching tile tools bring success
Laying tiles is actually not a special art. Do-it-yourselfers cannot actually make serious mistakes, especially with modern ready-to-use adhesives, well-prepared surfaces and the right tools. It is only necessary to ensure that the adhesive is applied evenly, that the tiles are positioned precisely, that the tiles are precisely cut and that the grouting is clean. Appropriate tile tools make these skills easy to learn for everyone.

Tile tools at a glance
In principle, tilers use the following tools for tiling in order to be able to work properly:

- Notched trowel:
For proper tiling, repairing tiles or laying mosaics, it is important that the tile adhesive is applied evenly to the substrate. With the notched trowel, the adhesive is combed through vigorously on the laying surface and distributed so that an evenly thick application is achieved. The larger the format of the tiles is chosen and the stronger the tile profile is on the back, the higher the tooth depth of the notched trowel should be. The appropriate toothing of the tile tools is often indicated on the packaging of the mortar.

- Joint crosses:
Although tiles slip away too quickly after knocking on a modern tile mortar, it is still advisable, especially on smooth surfaces such as old tiles, metal or Plastic, to work with so-called crosshairs. With the help of cross spacers, it is also ensured that all joints are the same width as their predecessors when repairing tiles.

- Spirit level:
Tools for tiling can of course also come from other areas of craftsmanship. Just like the spirit level, which is helpful for aligning tiles horizontally and vertically. This is particularly important when repairing tiles.

- Tile house rail:
One of the most important tools for tiling is the tile house rail. A tile house rail is used to set the distance at which a tile is to be scratched with the glass cutter. The tiled house rail can be used more precisely than with lay-on angles, which can also be used as tiling tools.

- Square timber and tile breaking pliers:
These tools for tiling are absolutely recommended when laying mosaics, repairing tiles and laying tiles. In order to be able to break tiles accurately, a hard surface is required. A square timber is ideal. The tile is placed with the scored line on the edge of the squared timber and pressed down with a strong jerk. In the case of large-scale tiling, it is worthwhile to purchase a tile breaking pliers so that the tiles can be easily broken at the scratched areas. Since repairing tiles is not easy, caution should be exercised during this work.

- Tile cutting machine:
In particular, stoneware tiles and other harder tiles can often only be used by using special ones Cut tools for tiling like a tile cutting machine easily. However, the purchase is only worthwhile if larger projects in tile laying or mosaic laying are planned.

- Tile punch pliers:
If tiles are to be "nibbled" by the millimeter by tile tools, you need a "parrot cable", like a tile punch pliers becomes. These tile tools can break out recesses for sockets, plumbing connections and the like, which can be very helpful when laying tiles and laying mosaics.

- Joint rubber:

For the final joint, especially when laying mosaics, tools for tiling are particularly helpful. Tile tools such as the joint rubber are essential. In particular when laying mosaics, the mortar must be optimally worked into the joints. A joint rubber can also be quite helpful when repairing tiles.