To start your new career in tiling you will need a selection of tools to help you complete the jobs you take on. Below is a list of the main tools you’re likely to need, but of course there are always going to be other little things that help you get the job done
- Manual tile cutter
- Electric wet cutter
- A selection of different trowels
- Grouting washboy system & grout float
- Tile nippers
- Adhesive mixer & whisk
- Mixing buckets
- Silicone gun
- Trim mitre block & saw
- Spirit levels in various sizes
- Tile drill bits
- Tape measure
- Set square/combi square
- PPE (personal protective equipment)
As with most things in life, when it comes to tiling tools there is a decision to be made between price and quality. There are cheap versions out there of almost every tool you’re likely to need. In some instances, buying a cheaper version of a specific tool actually makes sense, sometimes there is very little difference in terms of quality between the cheap and the expensive. However, there are also some tools you really ought to be investing in a higher-end quality alternative. Some cheap tools simply don’t do the job they’re designed to do as well or accurately as an expertly designed and manufactured professional tool. They can also have very short working lifespans, which ultimately means they break and let you down at a critical moment on a job, costing you time and money in the long run.
At Expert Tiling Courses UK we have used our years of experience to carefully select the best level of tools for our students to use during their training. We have gone with quality design and a reputation for longevity for our tile cutters, trowels made from long-lasting stainless steel which won’t rust, yet focussed on the price for things like infrequently used hand tools or mixing buckets.
Through our relationships with the manufacturers, we have been able to agree on a contract to supply these tools, the same tools you will use throughout your training, to our students at an extremely competitive trade price point. It is important to remember, these are a selection of the best professional-level tools on the market, but at a very attractive price. Due to the close relationship we have with the manufacturers, they have supported us to be able to offer these tools to our students at fantastic rates.
We feel it is important for you to get a feel for tiling tools like manual cutters or trowels before parting with money for them. Every tool we offer for sale you will have had multiple opportunities to put through its paces during your training. We stock a wide variety of different items and have put together some packages of tools you are likely to need. These packages which can be seen below include an additional discount from our normal tool prices too! We can, of course, create any package or selection of tools you would like, just have a word with us during your training.
Finally, remember that if you are setting up a new tiling business then any tool purchases can be tax-deductible! Keep your receipts of purchase and hand them to your accountant.