Granite Tile Question

Old 11-19-03, 08:37 PM
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Granite Tile Question

I've never worked with granite tiles before so I was wondering what people's experience is with them in terms:

a) how well they hold up to being cut with a good wet saw, i.e., are they more fragile than a typical ceramic tile?

b) can the cut edges be smoothed by anything (a file/steel pad/sandpaper/etc) as I want to use them on a table top?

Old 11-20-03, 03:53 PM
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Depending on graining, checks can fracture if your not careful.

You can take the edge off with a diamond blade, or an edge profile grinder, and an angle grinder with polishing pads.

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