When considering to undertake a home renovation project, there are some things you should consider beforehand. Before you start a bathroom tiling project, it is essential that you have the proper tools made for tiling. You cannot take on a bathroom tiling project with “make do” tools. If you are planning to undertake an important tiling job as a DIY bathroom tiling project on a budget, you should consider investing in the below mentioned must have proper scaffold tools in Australia.
1. Wet Tile Saw
You must be willing to make the investment rather than use inferior tools. A wet tile saw cuts the tiles in a professional manner. It can zip right through natural stone, ceramic, and porcelain tiles, thus reduce breakage.
2. Grout Float
After you apply the tiles to your bathroom wall, you need to have it well pressed and secured. You have to use mortar and press it into the ridges between the tiles. For this, a grout float is used. There is no improvisation or substitute that can be used in place of a grout float.
3. Grout Sponge
You may think that you can use any sponge lying around in your house. The truth is, those sponges are not sufficient for sloughing the lingering grout off the tiles. For that, you must have a thick, big, dense-celled sponge called a grout sponge.
4. Square and Pointed Notched Trowels
The purpose of a trowel is to spread a thinset mortar on the floors and mastic on the walls. The purpose of the notches is to provide a precise delivery system so the right amount of adhesive is used for the project.
5. Tile Nibbler
A tile nibbler or nipper is an inexpensive tiling tool that is used to make irregular cuts that cannot be made from a wet tile saw. You can cut down the cost of your bathroom renovation and finish your bathroom tiling job without having the need for a tile nibbler if you do not have to cut out shapes such as semi-circles.
6. Chalk Line
What makes a bathroom tile project appear as if a professional has done the job is when the tiles are all in a straight line. For that, you need a chalk line. To use this tool, all you have to do is fill it with chalk powder and then give it a shake. After that, unreel the string until you get your desired length. You will see blue, hazy lines appear on your wall or floor. This will give you an accurate guideline of where you should place your tiles.
7. Plastic Buckets
Last, but not the least, you will require one or two clean, large plastic bucket. Make sure the bucket is new. When you make thinnest mortar from a powdered, dry base, here is where this large bucket will come in handy. There will be other uses of the bucket, for example, sponging the grout off the tiles.