cutting tile border mosaic ceramic tiles

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Old 05-01-05, 07:12 PM
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Question cutting tile border mosaic ceramic tiles

I would like to install a mosaic pattern tile border (4" x 12" mat from Lowes) as my ceramic tile backsplash for my new soild surface kitchen counter top. 1) What is the best way to cut straight lines on these small mosaic stone and ceramic piece of the mat to fit my area? 2) Does anyone recommend adding a narrow trim above this tile border to give it a finished look as I do not intend to place more tile above this tile boader?

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Old 05-02-05, 04:35 AM
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A wetsaw is probably the best means of getting straight and clean cuts in the tile.

There are several metal/plastic tile edging products available that can be used to decoratively terminate the edge of the tile installations.
 
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Old 05-02-05, 02:14 PM
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Question Clamping the tile while cutting

What/how does one hold the small mosaic tile (1" x 1") while cutting with a wet saw without losing a finger?? Any tricks you can share??
 
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Old 05-02-05, 03:40 PM
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Hey wait a minute! I thought I saw you say these tiles were on 4 X 12 mats!
 
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Old 05-02-05, 05:11 PM
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Question mosaic tile border

Sorry if I was not clear. The mat tile border is a 4" x 12" mat of which smaller 1" x1" and 2" x 2" tiles constitute the mosaic pattern. You can see this tile border on Lowes.com site.

Any thoughts on how to cut them, safely?

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Wet saws shouldn't cut you. I have never been cut by one and I regularly have my fingers on the blade. You just don't want to get pinched between the front of the blade and the tile. So, don't worry about it too much.
I like running a small strip above and below the mosaic. You'd be just fine with one above it if that is the look you want.
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Old 05-03-05, 07:40 AM
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"A wetsaw is probably the best means of getting straight and clean cuts in the tile".

Boy, I seem to be getting loster and loster!
 
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