Tiling 3 – Cutting Edge Tiles

 

 

TILING 3 – Cutting Edge Tiles:

Cutting edge tiles can be a tricky job.

This video gives great advice on cutting edge tiles when tiling a floor. The type of tiles to use is also discussed – do you choose large medium or small tiles, ceramic or porcelain, how do you get a professional edge to the floor.

We show you how to use a hand operated tile cutter as well as a power driven wet saw which is fast and gets a perfect edge. The video also has a look at safety in the workplace.

As usual we have some new and unique methods of measuring or transferring complex edge shapes to the tile to be able to move around corners with ease. These are known to only a few professionals and are fun and easy to apply, so make the job more fun by trying out some of these techniques.

Take a look at the great tips in this movie and learn to do the job like a professional.

Natural stone tiles can be beautiful but as a natural product they are less uniform in colour and pattern, and require more planning for use and installation. Mass-produced stone tiles are uniform in width and length. Granite or marble tiles are sawn on both sides and then polished or finished on the top surface so that they have a uniform thickness. Other natural stone tiles such as slate are typically “riven” (split) on the top surface so that the thickness of the tile varies slightly from one spot on the tile to another and from one tile to another. Variations in tile thickness can be handled by adjusting the amount of mortar under each part of the tile, by using wide grout lines that “ramp” between different thicknesses, or by using a cold chisel to knock off high spots.

Some stone tiles such as polished granite, marble, and travertine are very slippery when wet.

 

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