How to Cut Porcelain and Ceramic Floor Tiles - Tile Mountain

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hi I'm Craig Phillips and welcome to my

tiling trade tips but I'm going to be

revealing my top DIY secrets to help you

save money and time on this episode I'm

going to be showing you how to cut large

format tiles

now it's essential to have the right

equipment to cut your tires the staff at

our mountain are happy to help you in an

advanced yet what's the right tag for

your type of tiles this particularly one

I'm about to cut is a 1200 millimeters

long by 600 millimeters wide and I'm

going to cut it the full length now the

unit I'm about to use is a 1250

millimeter straight railed tile cutter

I've got it fixed down to a workbench

I've placed my tile in the center of it

I've got my mark where I'm about to cut

I have pushed it all the way up to the

front to make sure it's square on the

sections here I'm going to place the

blade onto the mark I'm about to cut

starting off by pressing it down gently

pull any back 10 millimeters and then

wake on my way all the way up to the top

it's right light you score that from the

very bottom right the way up there to

the top let's take a machine you lift

the arm up you press the handle down and

then the braking arms you place on top

of the tile it's straddling over your

score mark it's about 30 millimeters

setback from the top of the tile and

then just going to put a short sharp

Press motion down to break the tile now

it doesn't matter what size tile it is

the cut methods are all the same the

smaller the tile the smaller the unit

now this tile quarter is a movable

breaker which it allows me to score

individual mosaic tiles and embrace them


now after you've scored each tile twist

the handle raise the blade up then you

can pull the arm back press down the

cutting arm onto each individual tab and

press to break as you can see the glass

section is cut on the mosaics now I can

take my trimming knife and cut the mesh

in the back now you may not only have

straight cuts you might come across some

tricky cuts like cutting a corn out of a

tile like this great way of doing it is

using a wet closet now it's called a wet

cutter you apply some water in the

reservoir that keeps the blade cool and

it reduces the dust

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