Oct 19 2008 Cutting a curve in a glazed ceramic porcelain tile using a 100mm 4inch diamond blade fitted to an angle grinderBy Tony iThis video shows you how to cut. Home tile installation projects frequently require some tile cutting.
Cutting a curved tile is often necessary when tiling up to a quadrant.
How to cut curves in tile. This guide gives tips on how to cut tiles using tile. Mar 04 2016 Describing how to cut a curve in a tile by initally creating a template and slowly cutting to create the curved shape – Tile was cut using a Erbauer ERB337TC. The only thing i would say is the toilet may have some very tight turn curves which even a 100mm blade may not be able to do.
Then slide your tile into position in the tile cutter. Cutting tile allows you to fit pieces in corners along household fixtures in irregular places or for other purposes. Next position your cutter on the edge of the tile.
Set the tile against the fence on the sliding saw bed and line up the diamond blade with the cutting mark. Jun 20 2017 Mark the tile with a lead or grease pencil. We will be using an angle grinder for cutting curves in our tile as well.
A standard tile cutter will cut ceramic and porcelain tiles but not natural stone tiles. Start out by measuring the diameter of the curve that youll be needing and cut out a triangular notch thats the length of the diameter at the base of the triangle on the edge of the tile and half that length high. Turn on the saw and wait for water to flow over the blade.
You can even cut porcelain tiles with an angle grinder which is the toughest kind of tile in the market. To use the standard tile cutter adjust and lock the guide. Jul 08 2016 Place the tile over the edge of the board and lightly tap with a hammer.
Hold the tile on both sides of the cutting line and slowly feed it into the blade. And for cutting curves in a tile there is nothing better than using one. So i would make a series of 15mm apart straight cuts up to about 5mm before the curve cut line then break off all the strips carefully then gently grind away the rough 5mm distance to the curve cut line to a neat finish.
Visit my site wwwHome-Dzinecoza for practical DIY and home improvement tips. You will need to install a blade disc in the angle grinder and you can different tiles with it. Sep 04 2014 This video shows how to cut a curved tile on a traditional scribe and snap tile cutter.
If the curve marks a hole that you need to cut through the center of the tile carefully place the tip of the diamond bit on the surface of the tile inside the pencil line and apply gentle pressure. The removed section allows the tile to sit flush around the front of the toilet and offers a neat way to tile around difficult curved areas.