Cutting brick tiles can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to DIY projects. However, with the right tools and techniques, you can easily cut brick tiles to fit any space. In this blog, we’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to cut brick tiles.
Before you begin:
Before you start cutting your brick tile, there are a few things you will need to keep in mind. You will need to have the following tools on hand:
The first step in cutting your brick tiles is to measure the area where you want to place the tile. Measure the length and width of the space using a measuring tape and use a pencil or marker to mark where the tile needs to be cut. Be sure to measure twice to ensure accuracy.
Once you have measured and marked the area where the tile needs to be cut, mark the brick tile with a pencil or marker where you need to make the cuts. Using a thick pencil or scoring with a sharp object is best when using a wet tile saw as the water can wash the mark away.
Set up your tile cutter in a well-ventilated area and put on your safety goggles and dust mask. You want to make sure you are fully protected before you begin cutting your brick tiles.
Using your tile cutter, make the cuts along the marked lines on the brick tile. Apply consistent pressure to the tile cutter as you cut to ensure a clean cut. If you choose to use an angle grinder find a way to secure the brick tile in place so you can use both hands on the angle grinder.
After you have made the cuts on your brick tile, check the fit by placing the tile in the designated area. If the tile fits properly, you can move on to the next one. If it’s too big, make additional cuts until the tile fits properly.
Continue the process of measuring, marking, cutting, and fitting each brick tile until you have completed the entire space.
Cutting brick tiles is a simple task that can be accomplished with the right tools and techniques. By following these steps, you will be able to create straight and accurate cuts on your brick tiles to fit any space. Remember to always prioritize your safety by wearing protective gear and working in a well-ventilated area. Happy tiling!