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How to cut 20mm thick clay tiles

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by staithes14, 27 Oct 2014.

  1. staithes14

    staithes14

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    Er, well just that, really. I have a bunch of 'hand made' clay tiles, unglazed, which are around 20mm thick. I'm guessing my contractor's 'score and press' tile cutter might not do the job and that I may need an angle grinder. Anyone any experience with cutting these?

    Also, should I use regular tile adhesive with them? They almost have more in common with paving slabs than traditional tiles.
     
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    I've not cut tiles that thick, but have used something like this for slate:

    http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Diamond-Blade-Wet-Saw-Tile-Cutter-450w/p/215754

    It's that or an angle grinder with a stone-cutting disc.

    Are they for a wall, or a floor? Assuming the latter, a cement-based floor tile adhesive.

    Cheers
    Richard
     
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    An angle grinder with a diamond disc should do it.
     
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    They are for the floor, to lay onto bare concrete.
     
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