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What is the best method of cutting curves in tiles?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by gdunbar, 29 Sep 2008.

  1. gdunbar

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    Hello,

    I need to cut small curves into three tiles to fit around my bathroom sink, which will act as a splashback. The tiles are normal ceramic tiles about 200mm wide. I have used a hand saw in the past which took ages.

    Is there a quicker and better way of cutting curves? I have seen tile cutting jigsaw blades and was wondering if these give a nice clean cut? Or would a tile nibbler be a better tool to use?

    Any advice would be great!

    Thanks,

    Glyn
     
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    angle grinder with diamond blade me old fella
     
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    If i had quite alot of tiles to cut i could justify buying an angle grinder, but since its only three tiles i was hoping for a cheaper option.

    I think i might try the carbide edged jigsaw blades but im not sure if they give a nice finish to the edge of the tile.
     
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    If the tiles are thin you could nip the curves out,you can get away with it being a little rough a bead of silicone will hide it.

    Carbide jigsaw blades will still break out the edges a bit but as above you will not see this when siliconed over.
     
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