What You Need for Tiling

Need a reminder on what you need for tiling? The equipment you will need will depend on the job you are doing, but you should definitely have the following:

  • Tile cutters - different types are available for different types of tiles i.e. ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles and natural stone tiles
  • Tile nippers – ideal for trimming edges and around corners
  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Spacers – available in 1mm to 5mm sizes
  • Wooden batten(s) – from which to make guide rods
  • Adhesive
  • Grout
  • Adhesive spreader 
  • Grouting squeegee
  • Pencil or chalk
  • Sponges/cloths
  • Measuring bucket
  • Safety goggles and protective clothing

You may also need:

  1. After care products
  2. Sealant
  3. Saw – if you are creating more complicated shapes
  4. Drill
  5. Trim
  6. Primer
  7. Bath sealing strip

Tools for tiling