How to Cut Glazed Porcelain Tile

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  • 1-5 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 20-50
What You'll Need
Glass cutter
Cutting board
Black felt tip pen

Fitting glazed porcelain tile as part of a do-it-yourself project will enable you to lay an attractive and hardwearing floor. Completing the process involves cutting the tiles to ensure the tiles fit correctly.

Step 1 - Note Dimensions

Measure the area in which you intend to fit the tile, to get the dimensions of the tile you need. On the bottom of the tile, mark the point where the cut will be made with a felt tip pen.

Step 2 - Score Line

Place the tile on the cutting board, and hold it in place firmly, so that it doesn’t inadvertently slide. Lay the straightedge on the tile, and draw the tip of a screwdriver along the edge of the straightedge, to score a line along the entire length.

Step 3 - Cut

Using the score line as a guide, run the blade of the glass cutter along the glazed porcelain tile, with the straightedge still in place. Press the cutter quite firmly against the surface, and stroke it along in one direction. This will result in a cut deeper than can be made with mere scoring. Apply some gentle pressure, by gripping the tile in both hands and bending, and the tile will snap along the line.