Cutting 4x4 tumbled marble tile

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Old 03-08-06, 10:00 AM
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Cutting 4x4 tumbled marble tile

Hello, I am attempting to install tumbled marble tile on my kitchen back splash and was wondering what is the best way to cut around the receptacles is and light switches.

Any info or tips would be appreciated.

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Tim
 
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wet saw would be the easiest.
 
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Thanks for info, How about the 2" tile I plan on using a decorative piece that is going to run down the middle of the wall between the counter and the cabinets it measures 4" x 12 " and is on a mesh backing and it consist of 2" x 2" pieces would you use the same wet saw .
 
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A wet saw works great on tumbled marble. (Cuts like butter!) I put 4x4 tumbled marble on my kitchen backsplash and it worked great. I was able to cut 45 degree angles on the edge of some of them to use on the ends. I bought a cheap $100 wet saw from HD and it worked well.

Also, be aware that you may have to put extenders on your electrical boxes so that they are safe and don't press in when you plug something in.
 
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Uh Oh, extenders, just use longer screws.

Also, good idea to seal it twice before grouting, then everything again a week later.
 
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What do you seal the tile with?
 
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