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Professional way to cut 1m porcelain tiles

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by ey143, 11 Dec 2018.

  1. ey143

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    I’ve just placed an order with Porcelanosa for larger 1m by 0.33m sized tiles and also 80x80cm

    Tiles are quite expensive. What should I be using to cut these tiles to size and minimise chipping?
     
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    those links unfortunately do not relate to porcelain tiles. I think the wet diamond wheel cutter was what the shop recommended.
     
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    I have worked with porcelain tiles on numerous occasions. Score and snap cutters are far faster than my Rubi wet diamond blade cutter.

    If you were looking at 20mm thick tiles then score and snap would be a problem.

    Go here

    https://www.tilersforums.co.uk/

    and they will tell you the same thing.
     
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    I think the tiles I ordered are 10mm but was advised by Porcelanosa that a regular tile cutting device wouldn’t be appropriate.
     
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    So did you ask them what would be appropriate? I used an angle grinder with a diamond disk but I didn't have many to cut. I wouldn't like to do that if I was tiling a bathroom or any big job. It was noisy and very very dusty.
     
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    Fair enough. Are they very glossy?

    I have however cut 10mm porcelain with a snapper and had no problems but in each case they were matt.

    For tiles that size you will be better off using something like this

    https://www.tradetiler.com/tile-cut...-saw-electric-tile-cutter-select-voltage.html

    And then consider buying a porcelain blade.
     
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    That's what the tilers on commercial jobs seem to have moved to in recent years - maybe slower than a Rubi, but less breakages they tell me
     
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