Flooring tools are essential to the
success of any professional or do-it-yourself project. The flooring industry
presents many challenges for the skilled laborer. The flooring professional,
whether a carpet installer, ceramic tile contractor, wood floor specialist or
resilient floor layer needs the right flooring tools for the job. With all of the many
tool manufacturers plying their trade today, this can prove a daunting task.
Flooring tools are a definitely a necessity. The average carpet installer for instance will need a carpet knife and supply of blades.
They will also have a knee kicker, power stretcher, seaming iron and tape, tack strip,
straight edges, chalk line, tape measure, carpet cutter, glue gun, carpet roller, trowels,
assorted trimmers and tuckers, drill and bits, etc. Not to mention a binding
machine, various glues and mastics, floor patch and the like. All of these
are necessary and will enable the carpet installer to provide
the customer with a professionally done job.
The ceramic tile contractor will likewise need a variety of knives and blades, wet saw,
tile cutter, knee pads, assorted trowels, straight edges, measuring tape, marking pencils,
buckets, sponges, grout floats, chalk line, undercut saw, heavy duty mixing drill and
mixing paddle, tile nippers, drill and bits, etc. The more advanced tile
contractor will also have a moisture meter, variety of floorscrapers and blades,
as well as a floor vacuum.
The wood floor specialist will need among other things a table saw, miter saw, nail gun and
nails, pull bar, assorted clamps, trowels, floor vise, air compressor, carpenter
squares, jig saw and blades, just to name a few. The resilient floor layer will be
equipped with a vinyl welding tool, vinyl tile cutter, hand groover and blades, PVC planer,
as well as many other needed items.
As you can see, having the right tools can make all the difference in the finished project. To visit our entire
flooring tools directory, please click here.
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