At Buildworld, we have all the accessories you need to complete various projects, be it trowels, floats and grouting tools or trims, sponges and spacers. Our tools come to you from the best manufacturers at competitive prices and will assure a professional finish. In addition, we also stock drills, mixers and buckets and safety tools like glasses and gloves to keep you safe.
Important tools such as Trowels and Floats are used in various building activities like digging, smoothing, and applying viscous material to a substrate. Trowels are small hand held tools, manual or electrically powered, and come in 3 common versions, masonry trowel, float trowel and garden trowel. Towels and floats are used across applications such as masonry, concrete and drywall construction, and also in tiling and laying flooring. Most trowels come with camel-back or straight wood handles for comfort-grip on the job.
Masonry trowels are usually made of forged carbon steel, but new models use cast stainless steel as well which keeps the tools rust-free and improves longevity. A power trowel is a larger walk-behind tool, powered by gas or electricity with rotating paddles used to finish floors.
A float features a thicker base than a trowel and is typically made of plastic, rubber, sponge, wood or magnesium. It levels up the surface on plaster or concrete getting the desired compact look. Steel trowels and hand floats have a similar appearance, except that steel trowels come with thinner blades with open handles.
The trowelling and floating job decide the size and type of the tool needed. But on large projects or for faster work, larger ones will work well. For corners, steps, and compact areas you can well manage with a smaller tool.