How To Cut Tiles
How To Cut Tiles
This video shows viewers how to easily, and cheaply cut tiles at home, showing them the easiest and most effective method to use for good, clean results.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to use a tile cutter to cut tiles without the expensive need to either hire or buy an electric tile cutting machine or wheel as they are commonly known. Let's assume that we want to cut a tile to start on this line here, so we're going to measure from the back edge to where we want the tile to go. We're just going to simply line the tile up and mark it accordingly, then using a straight edge on the tile, we're going to use what they call a tile scribe, which is readily available at a tile shop or a home store, and they are about 3 or 4 pounds, and they'll do the donkey work of cutting the tiles.
So, we're going to line our slide up onto the tile, hold it still and scribe the tile 2 or 3 times, and then on a square edge, one clean break and the tile lines up nicely to go where we want it to be. Another trick is to use what they call nibblers, so imagine we need to cut round a pipe or an electrical cable or something, these literally nibble away at the corners of the tiles, they are quite sharp, and all we do is just very slowly - don't go anywhere near what you need to take off in the first instance - and just nibble away what you want to take off. So, if we're cutting round, for example, a soil pipe or a waste pipe, we want to cut a circle.
We just kind of cut that kind of a half crescent shape and then with a tile file, we just take off any rough edges, and then again, straight into position, and then our soil pipe or our waste pipe would fit nicely in there, and we'd just grout to that line. So, that's how to use, I suppose, a range of inexpensive tools to tile at home without spending a fortune on expensive equipment. .