Ceramic tile can be called a universal building material, because it is often used for cladding floor surfaces and walls. In some cases, it is necessary to cut a corner in the tile, which in the future will hide communication or other systems. Many newcomers to the construction business often encounter difficulties due to the inability to obtain this cutout. This is because inept actions lead to the deformation of the tile, cracking of its glazed surface and the loss of presentation.
To obtain an angle in a ceramic tile, you should use a special tool - a tile cutter. If you follow the rules, you can get a cutout without even having experience.
Using a tile cutter
This construction tool can only be used when working with ceramic tiles. If we are talking about porcelain stoneware - a more durable material, it is worth using a grinder equipped with diamond-coated disks.
The tile cutter must also be equipped with a diamond blade designed for wet cutting. Before starting work, you need to install the tile in an upright position and securely fasten it. Anything can serve as a support. The main thing is that it must be reliable, which will allow you to protect yourself when working with a tile cutter.
Using a felt-tip pen, it is necessary to mark the place of cut. In this case, it is imperative to use measuring instruments - a tape measure or a ruler. Measurement should begin with a preliminary study of the place of subsequent installation of ceramic tiles.
Cutting must not be performed to the full depth. It is recommended to cut a tile fragment in 3-4 approaches. Due to this, it is possible to avoid the appearance of chips and scratches on its surface.
It is worth paying attention to the fact that the tile should be cut from the front side. Ignoring this requirement will result in chips and cracks on its glazed surface.
As for the choice of tile cutter, you can use both manual and electric models. The second option is more suitable for cutting tiles with a corrugated surface.
Ceramic tile processing
After the corner in the tile is cut out, its surface must be sanded. This will make it possible to give the product a neat and complete look. For grinding, you can use a special machine, but in case of its absence, you can use ordinary sandpaper.
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