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Introduction
Setting Out
Drainage
Sub Base Construction
Establishing Levels
Laying Patterns
Laying Paving
Cutting Natural Stone
Pointing and Sealing
Introduction
Required Items
Preparation and Planning
Fixing Tiles
Cutting and Use Of Borders
Sealing
Grouting
Final Clean and Seal
Introduction
Required Items
Preparation and Planning
Installing Flooring
Skirtings, Threshold and Finishing
Final Clean
Maintaining Paving
Maintaining Stone Tiles
Maintaining Wooden Flooring
Universeal Products
UltraTile Products
UltraScape Products
Dural Products
Fastenmaster Products
Sandstone Quality
Travertine Quality

Required Items

When installing natural stone tiles it is always a good idea to have the tools you will require to hand and at your disposal. 
This will save time and wasted journeys when stopping and going to get items you don't already have. We have all sacrificed a kitchen cloth or two when tiling, but to make things a little easier we have compiled a brief list which will cover some of the essential items before you start.

  1. Mixing Bucket (new style flexi buckets are ideal, particularly when removing dried adhesive and grout)
  2. Adhesive Spreader/Trowel - preferably notched
  3. Grout Spreader
  4. Grout Sponge or Similar
  5. Drill with Mixing Paddle or Similar - the best way to achieve a smooth, consistent mixture
  6. Source of Clean Water and Place to Dispose of Dirty Water
  7. Sealant and Applicator (rag, brush or roller)
  8. Safety Equipment - for protection against solvents and chemicals from sealant
  9. Tile Cutter (for Natural Stone it is always best to use a diamond blade and to cut the tiles wet)
  10. Safety Equipment - for protecting against dust and uncovered blades/sharp edges when cutting
  11. Tiles Spacers
  12. Tape Measure
  13. Spirit or Laser Level
  14. Pencil
  15. Stanley Knife

Of course not forgetting your tiles, adhesive, grout and sealant!