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Drilling Glass Mosaic Tiles

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Screwed, 25 Apr 2013.

  1. Screwed

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    Hi All,

    The Mrs has decided on same very fancy pants glass mosaic tiles from Fired Earth for our shower room. Whilst these may look the dogs danglies, I feel I am going to have a mare drilling into them to put the shower screen up.

    I've bought some glass drill bits from screwfix and will do a few test runs on some of the tile waste - any tips for me before I start though?

    Many thanks!
     
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    How close to the edge off the tiles are you having to drill....

    The closer to the edge off the tile the more chance off breaking...

    Get a dry wall screw and hammer and using the screw hit it with the hammer this will give you a slight indentation in the tile for the diamond drill bit..

    Ps...don't hit the dry wall screw to hard...a heavy tap is all that's required..

    Sometimes...well most off the times...with glass tiles your better drilling from the back off the tile about halfway thro then Finnish screwing from the face off the tile...

    Don't be heavy handed,let the drill to the hard work mate..
     
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