When cutting tile countertops on your own, it can be hard to do it right the first time. If you are doing a kitchen remodel, there are a few things that you will want to consider while cutting your tile pieces. Here are some tips to guide you.
Tip 1 - Mark the Tiles
To cut the tiles correctly the first time, use a grease pencil to mark the line once you measure. It is helpful to use a ruler to measure and mark instead of a measuring tape, so you have a straight edge.
Tip 2 - Use a Diamond Blade Saw
Using a saw with a diamond blade is the best option when it comes to cutting tile countertops. This will give you a precise cut without damaging the rest of the piece. Also, applying tape to the part of the tile you are using will help to protect it from chipping while you cut the rest. Take your time while cutting to ensure that you cut correctly the first time.
Tip 3 - Use Diamond Grit Pads
Once you cut the tile you will want to use diamond grit pads around the edges to get a smooth feel. It is important when cutting to keep in mind that the edges will need to be sanded slightly and to account for the centimeters that will be lost.