We give you all the information you need on cutting tiles properly to give you a good finish and minimise wastage.
This is a very worthwhile investment if you are planning on tiling a large area. Not only do they cut tiles, but they also incorporate a mechanism to measure and score them accurately. Jigs speed up tile cutting and reduce wastage.
Cutting very thin strips off tiles is best done with pincers – sometimes called Japanese nippers. Basically, you ‘nibble’ away at the tile edge to reduce its size, or ‘score’ and ‘pinch’ to remove a thin strip along an edge.
Sometimes, to fit a tile around a light switch or socket, you’ll have to cut away a corner or cut a notch. This is easiest if a saw file is used. Score, cut and then snap out the corner or notch.