How To Cut Tiles

It’s almost inevitable that some of your tiles will have to be cut to fit your wall or floor, and there will probably be some that have to be cut into a different shape as well as size. Cutting tiles is not difficult with access to decent equipment and with a little practice. If you’re cutting your own tiles (and especially if you’re doing this for the very first time), it’s a good idea to allow a couple of extra tiles for practice or in case of any slight mishaps that may happen. Read the full article here. 

If you are planning a do-it-yourself tiling job, you’ll need to cut the tile to fit along the room’s perimeter and around corners, just to name a few situations. You can purchase a tile cutter from a home improvement store for smaller jobs using ceramic tile. But for natural stone tile, thicker tile or larger jobs, you’ll want to buy or rent a wet saw. Additionally, you can only make straight cuts with a manual tile cutter, so you’ll need tile nippers or a wet saw to cut notches and other special cuts. Read the full article here.

How to Cut Your Wall Tiles

Unless you’re tiling a small area like a splashback which you can restrict to whole tiles only, you’ll need to cut your tiles to fit. You can choose from a whole range of hand and power tools to do this – some of which are easier to use than others. What you go for will depend on the size of the job and your budget. Read the full article here.

Cutting Ceramic Tiles With a Tile Scribe

The first method for cutting straight lines in tiles is the hand cutter or tile scribe. Tipped with tungsten carbide, this tool will score the glaze on any tile. Mark the tile where you want the cut, lay another tile across the one to be cut as a straight edge, then, pressing down firmly on the cutter, draw it across the tile paying particular attention to the start and finish of your line. Read the full article here.

How to Cut Porcelain Tile Using A Tile Cutter

Practice, practice and more practice! Buy a few extra tile to practice cutting. If the tile you bought is expensive, than buy a few tiles that are on sale and practice with those. Read the full article here. 

VIDEO: Small Tile Cutting Tools