Posted on October 4, 2010
Ceramic tile tools only have one primary prerequisite, when making a ceramic tile installation you must first be sure your floor has a smooth and rigid sub-floor for the proper support of installation. Also, you would want to make sure you have all the required tools for trying manage a job this extreme because without the proper ceramic tile tools, it can easily make this quite so simple job very difficult for even the most experienced.
Along with the ceramic tile tools are power tools and striking tools for which you would need the proper eye protection equipment. Ceramic tiles aren’t flexible in the least, they can crack if improperly installed, especially over a rough floor surface or a thin sub-floor surface. So, before you even think about using the ceramic tile tools, it would be best to consider putting down 1/2-inch of plywood to provide better surface stability for the installation. When ready to start you want to first have guidelines for tiles on the sub-floor and the way this is done is by doing what we call a “dry run”.
Laying down a few of the tiles without the adhesive to see how they would fit. You would use the chalk line, snap a line and make it perpendicular to the main room entrance. You would want to have a square as well to make sure the line is perpendicular to the door. Starting from the door, then start to lay down the tiles on the floor along the line you had snapped. Use the spacer between each tile. You may use a tile for your spacer or another uniform type of object that will assure you a very maintained identical spacing for all your tiles. Once, you have reached the other side of the room and you can no longer place down a full tile, then take a preferably long 1” piece of wood and lay the wood perpendicular to the row of tiles you had first made. Then use the screw gun to tack the wood in place.
Now lay your tiles next to the board stretching across the room in both of the directions. Now based on the remaining space in the room, determine now how much is needed to shift rows to achieve the equal borders for both sides of the room. Then snap a second line based on your measurements. The intersection of the second line and your board of tiles will become your starting point. You are now ready to put your ceramic tile tools to work. Which is made up of using, tile adhesive, grout, grout sealer, spacer, tile cutter, chalk line, grout float, tape measure, rubber mallet, tile nipper, notched trowel and a leveler.
Categories: Tools For Tile Laying
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