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Posted 2013-04-15T13:07:02+0000  by mbena33 mbena33

Hey mbena33,


Thanks for joining us here on the community, welcome!


The tools that you need to install tile in a bathroom will all be determined by a few things:


  • what kind of tiles you'll be installing
  • where the tiles will be going (floor or wall)
  • the size area you'd like to tile

With that said, you can still get started on some basic tools to get the tile down. If you can answer the 3 bullet points shown above, I can give you a more detailed answer for the materials needed to tile your bathroom.


On a very basic level, I like using a tile installation kit, it has everything you need to get started for most tile jobs. Click on the image below to find out more information on this great project starter....

QEP Ceramic Floor Tile Installation Kit


In this kit, you'll get the following materials, which is a must-need for any tile job:


  • Includes one 1/4 in. x 3/8 in. x 1/4 in. square-notched floor trowel
  • 1 molded-rubber float
  • 8 in. tile nippers
  • 1 extra-large grouting sponge and disposable gloves
  • Also includes 1 reusable 2.5-gallon plastic bucket and complete tile installation instructions

Something that wasn't included but is a must for floor installations is a good set of knee pads...something that should never be overlooked.


Another item that is a must-have for tile projects is a good tile cutter. This can be a manual hand-held cutter, or even the heavier-duty wet tile saws.

QEP 14 in. Tile Cutter with 1/2 in. Cutting Wheel

The wet-saws if purchased can be expensive, but you can rent them out for about the same price as a manual tile cutter and you'll get accurate cuts everytime.

Tile Saw available at The Home Depot's Tool Rental Center


And those are the basic items needed for most tile installations. If you can get back with us what exact tiles, size area, and where the tiles are going to be placed, we can get you more information for your project.


I hope this information has assisted you, and let us know if you have any further questions.




Posted 2013-04-17T14:25:44+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
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