The basic tools needed to lay tile are available at Home Depot, Lowes and most tile stores.
Tile tools are pretty cut and dry, and the basic set of essentials will cost you about $100. I've taken photos of my tools for this blog and these are not new tools They have been well used on a daily basis. These are the required tools to do a tile job in or around your home. The wet saw is included but not required. All the cuts can be made with the 4 inch grinder and the tile cutting machine
12 inch speed square and 6 inch speed square plus 2 levels
Picture three (3) shows 2 speed squares. One is a 12 inch square and the other is a 6 inch square used to draw straight square lines on tile to make cuts. There are also pics of two levels . One 2 ft level and the other is a 4 ft level used to check rows of tile for levelness and also to keep lines straight.
Bag of spacers. Used to keep tile staight and lines even
Picture four (4) shows a bag of spacers. These are very important in the tool bag for keeping tile straight and lines even.
Hand broom, tape measure, grout float and razor knife tile laying tools
Picture five (5 ) from left to right : the all important hand broom to keep all surfaces free of debris and dust before laying tile, On top, the tape measure, used often . In the middle, the grout float used to grout finished tile. Finally, the razor knife to sharpen your pencil and also will be useful for many other tasks.
4 inch grinder with a 4 inch diamond blade
Picture six (6). This picture is of a 4 inch grinder with a 4 inch diamond blade to cut tile. Very useful on the job and will cut tile ,stubborn toilet bolts, copper pipe, steel nd just about anything that hampers you from laying flat tile.
Hand Tile Cutting Machine
Picture 8: Another view of a tile cutter
Tile Cutter Ready to Cut Piece of Ceramic Tile
Picture nine (9) a side view of a tile cutter with a tile on it ready to be cut
Wet Saw Used by Professional Tile Installers
Picture of Wet Saw
7 inch diamond bladee wet saw
Bucket for water and mixing thinset.
Sponge Used in Laying Tile