Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tiling and Tile Tools: An In-depth Look at Professional Tile Tools (Conclusion)

When you're selecting tile tools for a project, there is a lot of information you need to have before you buy them.

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For example, when you are debating which power tile saw to purchase, you need to consider how many watts it operates at. A power saw with a high wattage will generally cut tougher tiles more efficiently, with little to no wasted material. The table size also should be considered.

If you need to work with larger tile sizes, you will need a tile saw that has a larger table. You need to make sure the table can support both cutting edges of the tile.

It should also feature things such as a diamond blade, a hydro cooling tank for the blade, a waterproof mode, a blade guard, and an adjustable guide fence. Every tool for the job, even the simplest things such as knee-pads, need to be objectively examined with a critical eye for detail.

Cheap knee pads can prove to be uncomfortable over time, or fray over time, whereas professional quality knee pads will keep your knees from aching during the long process of laying down tiles.

Avoid Bad Tile Tools, Only Buy Professional Quality Tile Tools

If you visit any forum board for contractors in the tiling business, you will see many complaints about specific brands. We won’t list any of the specific brands complained about, but complaints range from things such as tiles breaking while cutting, messy edges, or the blades actually breaking. Even if you aren’t a professional tiler, and you are embarking on a “do it yourself” project in your own home, it is still vastly important that you choose high quality tools.

If you use cheap tools, you will get an amateur looking finish. You will likely want to hire a professional contractor to come in later and repair any damages, which will cost you probably the same amount of just buying professional tile tools in the first place.

Ultimately, you want to make sure that you not only get the best results for your tiling project, your process is sound as well.  So remember, Benjamin Franklin once said: "Failing to plan is planning to fail."  Write down a list of things you're going to need for your tiling project.

Tile? Check.  Grout?  Check.  Measuring tape?  Check.  Measurements of the area?  Check.  And most of all?  Only buy contractor grade tile tools.

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