How to Cut Tiles for a Smooth, Neat Finish

01 September 2017

There are many different ways in which to cut tiles – the question is, how do you go about ensuring that they are cut in such a way that they boast a smooth, neat finish? A classic tile cutter is your best bet. While it is indeed possible to cut ceramic tiles using a hand saw or tile scribe, the accuracy of the cut usually won’t be as pleasing. Here are our tips for effortlessly cutting tiles using a tile cutter.

Manual or Electric Tile Cutter?

Firstly, you will need to establish whether you will require an electric or a manual tile cutter in order to get the job done right. Electric tile cutters have the advantage that they are able to cut through a much larger variety of tiles, including porcelain, granite and marble. They are also able to perform many different types of cuts including bevel cuts and miter mitre cuts. Manual tile cutting equipment often gets the job done a lot faster, is much cheaper and is also a lot easier to transport.

Quality Equipment

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what kind of tile cutting equipment you choose, if it is not of a high quality, the smooth, neat finish that you’re after will prove very difficult to achieve! When you buy or rent a tile cutter, make sure that you do your research first, and that you go through a reputable power tools and equipment specialist.

The next time you are in need of a good tile cutter, look no further than Talisman Hire. Our range of electric and manual tile cutting equipment is both extensive and reliable. Contact us today for more information or to place your order.