Description of the most important tools, which are needed when laying carpet coverings, PVC and parquet.
1 Inch: needed for almost every work step, where accuracy comes into play. Similar to the distance measurement, the ordinary is also suitable, pocket tape measure (debt. 2-3 m).
2 Level: for measuring the ground in conjunction with a level or long ruler, you absolutely need a spirit level with a straight board. Its accuracy should be checked, by putting it on the spirit level, a test line on the wall in both opposite directions.
3 Angle: for drawing straight angles when trimming the finished parquet elements to length.
4 Level ruler (wooden), or long, simple board. For measuring any height differences that may arise when preparing the substrates.
Tools for sawing and cutting
5 Carpentry soccer: for cutting square timber to the length of the base structure and for trimming parquet elements.
6 Lisi ogon: for cutting insulation boards, e.g.. made of hard foam, as well as for trimming square timber to length.
7 Precision ball: for cutting wooden strips to length, where fraying of the wood should be avoided.
8 Miter ball: for cutting skirting or decorative trim at an angle of 45 °.
9 Hand-held circular saw: for cutting to length elements of the finished parquet.
10 Hole saw: practical for cutting out the floor openings for water and heating pipes.
11 Carpet knife: multi-purpose use for all robots, however, especially for cutting carpet and PVC floor coverings. The knife has several blades, which can be replaced as needed.
12 Regular knife: especially practical for cutting boards and insulation felts.
13 Power drill: for drilling holes in wood and stone (concrete). Absolutely necessary for certain tasks related to the construction of the floor and the fixing of skirting boards, ornamental, security profiles etc..
14 Stone drill: in combination with a hammer drill, it makes drilling in stone and concrete much easier (preferably with a tip made of special steel).
15 Wood drill bit: for drilling in wood, preferably with a center point. Caution: Do not use wood drill bits for stone and concrete, they are not suitable for this.
16 Metal drill bit: for drilling in metal, indispensable when attaching metal profiles and cover strips, that do not have holes yet.
17 Screwdrivers: you should have more of them on hand, suitable for different sizes of screws.
18 Countersink: for driving nails, especially practical, e.g.. when nailing the finished parquet elements.
19 Pin button: not necessarily required, but useful in many work operations (also for temporary fixation).
20 Sandpaper: with various grains (80…220) indispensable for all woodworking work, e.g.. for processing slats, for rounding edges as a belt sandpaper for sanding floors in combination with a parquet sander and for sanding surfaces.
21 Flat chisel: for chiselling holes, for smoothing out protruding knots etc..
22 Strug: for smoothing out protruding knots in old wooden floors, for flapping the door after laying floor coverings.
23 Floor grinder, as well as a parquet sander: for sanding (scraping) old floors, which are intended to serve as a substrate for carpet or parquet flooring, a floor grinder is needed for sanding wooden cubes. Unfortunately, a handyman rarely has it (in good DIY stores you can rent them), in any case, it is very useful for treating parquet floors, maybe however, in the event of inability to obtain it, be replaced with powerful belt grinders.
24 Belt grinder: for sanding off old parquet floors, when a floor sander is not available.
25 Notched putty: for the application of adhesives in the full-surface bonding of carpets and strips. The toothing must be adapted to the specifications of the adhesive manufacturer.
26 Coating roller: for even application of adhesives for the full-surface bonding of carpets and parquet.
Preliminary work tools
27 Manual mallet: hand mallet (or other, heavy hammer) it is always needed
tam, where rough preliminary work is needed (removal of mortar residues, execution of a wall transition, e.t.c.).
28 Chisel: The cutter facilitates preliminary work like: removal of mortar residues on the substrate, forging holes for beams, preparation of the edge of the steps of stone stairs for laying a carpet.
29 Smoothing trowel: For smoothing uneven surfaces with leveling filler or liquid screed.
30 Spatula: for the application and smoothing of leveling compound while leveling substrates, for removing old paint residues or surface care products etc..
31 Extruder gun: For squeezing out permanently elastic putties (e.g.. silicone rubber) when sealing floor edges and expansion joints.