Tile Cutting Tips

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Ceramic tile cutting is hard because it is fragile. If you handled it the wrong way it could easily break. When placing tile, it is almost certain you need to resize it to fit smaller areas. We often also want to reshape it like in a toilet bowl. This used to be a tedious work, but now there are plenty of tile-cutting tool which can be used by average person. A ceramic tile saw is usually expensive. If you have a small budget, you might want to rent them. There are tool rental stores that you can rent to. This is a great alternatife if you think are not going to use it again in the future.

There are several types of tile-cutting tool. You need to choose which one suits your needs. The most familiar tools is the wet saw. The wet saw uses a motorized saw and blade with water pumped up onto the blade. The best one is diamond wet saw. They cut quickly and accurately but are very expensive. A decent one can costs you nearly $1,000.

Another useful tool used for tile cutting are Tile Nippers. It look like a wire cutters with squared off jaws. The Nippers can break off small pieces of the tile. When using it, you need to be patient. You should take small bites into the tile at a time. Never snip the whole cut at once since you will break the tile. Generally, you will use the Nippers for customizing the tile to fit awkward places.

When placing tiles, always lays the larger tiles first and leave them to dry before working on the small pieces. Before you cut, you need to place a mark on the tile to be cut. Remember to give extra space of 1/4 or 3/8 inch for the tile joint.


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