Tile tools can be as simple as a tape measure or a putty knife, But play a huge role in creating the perfect tile underlayment 


Tile Tools Are Crucial For Creating A Good Tile Underlayment! And Installing the correct Tile Underlayment is a crucial step of the tiling process. Using the right tools makes your tiling project go a lot smoother, and a lot quicker.

The good thing about purchasing these tile tools is that once you buy them they're always there when you need them again. 

Tools can last forever! 

And even long after you tiling project is done, these tile tools will come in handy for whatever other repairs you may need to do around the house. 

It's a good idea to have a collection of tools available and stored in the ideal place where they're readily available for whenever you need them. Because rather if it's making repairs around the house or starting a new tiling project, you'll be using them over and over again.

When creating a new tile underlayment for your new countertop tiles, You'll need a tape measure to get your plywood and cement backerboard tile underlayment measurements right; 

You're also going to need a battery operated drill for starting holes and screwing the substrate down to the cabinet. And a good backerboard knife to make smooth, easy cuts to your cement backerboard sheets. 

A floor tile installation,  bathroom shower tile, and a bathroom wall tile installation to wet areas of the bathroom will require the same backerboard tile underlayment, 

So rather if your project is a floor tile installation, or to install bathroom wall tile or bathroom shower tile, you'll be using these same tools again.

For a wall tile installation with a drywall tile underlayment, you'll need tools for patching up the drywall or plaster. Or even tools to install new drywall.

Tile tools can be as simple as a tape measure or a putty knife, But play a huge role in creating the perfect tile underlayment to lay your wall tiles, floor tiles, and countertop tiles.

Tile Tools For Preparing A Tile Underlayment

Fiberglass Tape

Fiberglass tape is made of fiberglass mesh to strengthen the joints between drywall sheets. But it's also excellent for repairing small holes to drywall and plaster. 

Power Drill

A power drill is a power tool that will be useful throughout your tiling projects. A corded power drill works just as well, but the cordless power drill model is a lot more convenient.

Its best to have two batteries that fit your power drill, so you can always have one charged and ready to use when the other runs out of juice.

It's also a good idea to have a magnetic sleeve with several Phillips screwdriver bits. This way you can drive your screws much faster than using a hand driven screwdriver.


Utility Knife

untility knife

A utility knife is a non-power tool that's great for a host of jobs including cutting drywall and fiberboard. Make sure to have extra blades available, and stash some extras in the pocket of the tool, where they'll be easy to get to as you're working.

Backerboard knife

The backerboard knife is a non-power tool. This knife has a sharp carbide tip that is essential for cutting through cement backerboard .

Backerboard knife

T Square

T Square

The T square tool is a non-power tool that has the shape of a T. The T square is an excellent tool for measuring and marking straight, angle, and square cuts on cement backerboard, plywood, fiberboard, and drywall tile underlayments, The T square tool will come in very handy throughout your entire tiling job.

circular Saw

The circular saw is a power toll that is less expensive than table saws and power miter boxes. It will handle almost any of the woodcutting jobs you will need for your tiling project.

circular Saw



The jigsaw is a power tool. It has a thin reciprocating blade that makes it ideal for cutting tight turns and curves. You'll certainly need it when you're making detailed cuts in a plywood tile underlayment for your sub floor, or countertop.

Offset Saw

The offset saw is a non-power tool. This tile tool is a simple handsaw with an offset handle that allows you to make a cut very close to an adjacent surface, such as door casings.

It allows you to trim up the door casing so the tile will fit right under it, rather than trimming the tile to fit around the casing.

Offset Saw

Safety Tools

You will need safety tools for many of the steps to tiling from removing old tiles, to cutting tiles, to mixing and applying thinset and grout.

  • Goggles to protect your eyes from flying debris.
  • Heavy Duty Waterproof Work gloves to protect your hands from harsh chemicals found in mortars, adhesives, and grouts.
  • Respirator to protect your respiratory system from unhealthful airborne dust.

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