Cutting Tiles To Fit Any Surface or Space


Cutting Tiles To Fit Any Surface or Space                                                                                                   Various techniques exist for cutting tiles. By hand, using a clamp or with a machine, it depends on the tile thickness and composition which is the best method to use.

Cut tiles by hand or forceps

If your tiles are not too thick and faience, you can cut them by hand or with pliers. To do this, you must be equipped: - a tile cutter or glass cutter; - a wand; - pliers. Please have the scribe or glass cutter to scratch the surface of the tile, to undermine this. - Ask stripe straddling the wand. - Press both sides with your hands, the tile is cut at the stripe.

The steps to the clip

- Make a scratch on the surface of the tile with the wheel clamp to undermine this;
- place the tile between the jaws of the clamp;
- tighten the clamp, the tile is cut at scratch.

Cutting tile with a tile cutter Is the fastest, easiest and most accurate way, but know that it is necessary to choose a suitable type of tile machine. A "small" for earthenware, rather thin and fragile, and so-called "separator multiplied" more powerful, for porcelain stoneware or stretched, strong and thick material. How it works - Place the tile on the board of the machinery; - push the lever to scratch; - lower the lever and press the tile to break along the scratch. Note: if your tiles are very thick as slabs for example, remains the best way Chopsaw. If you wish to mosaic, find because there are special machines for the cutting.

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