Mosaic Tile Tools

The Right Tools for the Job

Tools & Adhesives

#1  Wheeled Tile & Glass Nippers have a set of disc shaped wheels on spring-loaded handles used to cut tile and glass. Replacement wheels are sold separately.

#2  Tile Cutters are for thicker tiles, plates and crockery. Better tile nippers have tungsten-carbide cutting edges and spring-loaded handles.

#3 Glass Cutters  practice makes perfect and is absolutely epic when it works.

#4 Weldbond Adhesive – Non-toxic white glue, safe for indoor use/kids and dries clear in most circumstances.

#5 Clear e6000 Adhesive – Toxic adhesive, clear is my preference, use in well ventilated area, great for glass and not for kids.

#6 Mastic is for tiling dry areas, sets faster than Thinset and has an odor that lingers.

#7 Tile Thinset is used for areas where water is present, it sets slower than mastic and is harder to remove if you change your mind.

#8 Grout comes with sand and without sand. Use unsanded grout for any gaps less than ⅛” inch. Always seal grout.

Tools
Lighten up … cutting takes practice.

Always good to have nearby:

  • Small Hammer
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Tweezers
  • Beverage of Choice
  • Toothpicks or Wooden Skewers
  • Paper Towels
  • Vinegar/Water Spray
  • FIRST AID KIT
  • SAFETY GLASSES
  • Open Window
  • Base, Tile, Shards and Found Objects …

Mosaic Tile Vase

get lost in trying.  🙂 mara lee

 

 

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