The Basics of Tile Cutting for All Sorts of Contract Projects

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Several versions of tile tools exist, but certain tools are required for virtually every tile job. When these devices are readily available, it makes finishing the project more painless than usual. First, a trowel as big as the tile is needed. Half-inch tile commands a half-inch size trowel for instance. It’s probably a good idea to keep trowels with various gauges handy just in case there are tight spaces. Of course, tile needs to be cut which calls for a good size, double bar snap cutter – this is the most important tool in a contractor’s repertoire.

The better the cutter, the easier the job. Do-it-yourself types may want to go ahead and make the investment. Tile can also be cut with a diamond wheel grinder for those that prefer the medium. In addition, mesh blades are suitable for splitting marble, glass, and porcelain. For safety reasons, leave the guard on the grinder to avoid injury. Without the guard, the blade could go cattywampus and run afoul. Snap cutters and wet saws work best when doing straight cuts. Professional contractors may prefer the versatility of a grinder if they deal with unusual cutting projects. All of these are great options when making smaller cuts.

Ultimately, there are a few necessary tile tools such as the margin trowels, manual tile knives, speed squares, spacers, magnesium straight edgers, and various levelers. In case the last tool isn’t available, a straight piece of lumber or something with a straight edge is suitable as well.