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Why We Love Tile Tools By Barwalt

Choosing tile for your home is a lot of fun, and it’s easy to focus solely on all the beautiful colors and textures. But it’s just as important to pay attention to the method of installation. Without proper installation you won’t benefit from the full life expectancy of a quality tile – which is many years. A key component of tile installation is the use of the proper tools. They aren’t all the same and our years of experience have taught us which manufacturers to trust most. Among them, Barwalt is a true standout. Stellar results require stellar products such as those found in the Barwalt collection.

First, we are fans of the scope of tools they offer because there is a tool available for use in all parts of the tile installation process. These include mixers, tile cutters, and trowel and grout systems.  We consistently rely on these to ensure the job is done right the first time. At Conestoga Tile we believe in doing it right and doing it well without re-do’s! Furthermore, we are huge proponents of safety and Barwalt offers an excellent selection of accessories designed to help keep members of the tile installation team safe and comfortable while they work. This includes back supports, dust masks, hard hats, and knee pads, to name a few.

Another reason we stand behind Barwalt is the fact that they are committed to staying on top of the latest innovations. This is always reflected in the company’s forward-thinking products. One of our favorites is the Barwalt Ultragrip Euro Notch Trowel. It’s made of hardened, tempered high carbon steel with a soft handle. While useful in nearly any tile installation, it is especially great for large format tile jobs. The intriguing notch design of this trowel was created so that the notches “collapse” in a specific way to provide tile installers with a better bond while also helping to level the tiles.

If you’d like to learn more about the installation process and products we endorse, leave a comment or send us a message!