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Tile Installation Tools & Equipment

At Berry’s Paint, it is our mission to provide each customer with the top-quality tile installation tools they need to tackle even the biggest home improvement projects. With the vast selection of tile cutting tools and equipment and tile laying tools and supplies we offer, adding a bit of elegance and durability has never been easier!

Not sure how to start? Refer to our instructions below on how to properly install a tile floor:

  • Begin your tiling process by cleaning the entire floor. Ensuring there is no unwanted debris or dust on the floor will make sure the tiled surface you create will be level. Now you can snap chalk lines.
  • Use a tape measure to find the center of the room and snap two intersecting chalk lines exactly in the middle of the floor.
  • Before laying down the mortar, consider doing a dry run first. Use our variety of our professional tiling tools to lay out the tiles and the spacers to determine where to start. Doing a dry run will also be hugely beneficial in determining the width of your grout lines. After this, snap an additional chalk line the width of a tile out from each wall. The lines will help you keep the tile placement straight and even. Continue laying out tiles and spacers until the placement is correct.
  • The next step is where you finally mix your mortar or grout. Pour nearly an entire bag of the dry mixer into a large bucket and add just enough water to get the dry mixture thoroughly wet. Begin mixing until the mortar reaches a smooth consistency. Let the mortar sit for around 10 minutes to get tacky. Now you are ready to place your tiles!
  • Continue the tile-laying process, using the chalk line as a guide and putting spacers between each tile to ensure the proper distance between the tiles. When all the tile work is complete, allow the tiles to dry in place for several days before grouting. Our grout is available in a wide variety of colors and textures, so pick a color that best suits your tiling project.
    Pro Tip: Use our rubber trowels or floats to spread the grout across the tiles, being sure to get it between each tile’s cracks.
  • When the grout is in place, remove any excess with one of our sponges. Make sure you dampen the sponge first and repeat the process as many times as necessary.