Floor tiles are very easy to install yourself and this simple guide will show you how you can go about cutting the floor tiles to make them fit, you will need to get hold of some basic tools to be able to cut your floor tiles and depending on the material of your tiles you might need other tools but for the majority of tiles you should be able to cut them and install them yourself without too much effort. This simple guide will show you how to measure your floor and also cut your floor tiles to ensure a nice look and finish to your flooring.

The below highlight some of the floor tiles which might require different tools to be able to cut but these tools can easily be hired from a professional tool shop for a day which will allow you to cut all of the floor tiles with ease.  Limestone, Marble, Granite and other stone materials will all need professional tools to cut them neatly.

The tools you will need are highlighted below all of these tools can be bought from any good DIY shop and shouldn’t cost you more than £70 you can even think about hiring the tools if you don’t think you will use the tools again. Please ensure you always wear safety goggles and gloves when you’re working with these tools as this will ensure your kept safe at all times.
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Tile Cutter
  • Wet Saw
  • Diamond Blade Saw
  • Saw
  • Drill
All of these tools will help you to cut your floor tiles in a neat line if you do have struggle using any of these tools please seek some professional help as failing to do so could lead to you damaging your floor tiles and mean you have to spend allot more money buying more floor tiles for your kitchen or bathroom. Now you have all the tools you will need to have an area which will be where you will cut your floor tiles and when you have this you can begin to cut your floor tiles.

To begin with you will need to measure the tile you want to cut to do this put the tile in place and make some small marks on where you will have to cut the tile now you will need to make a straight line on the tile where you plan on cutting it. Make sure you have left enough space on each side of the floor tile on the floor to allow you to add grout and the corner piece of beading. Depending on the amount of tiles you have left try not to draw the line on the front of the floor tiles as you might end up have small marks which you cannot get off.

Now you have marked your floor tiles you will need to go about cutting them to do this you will need to get your wet saw or tile cutter depending on the material of your floor tile. If you’re going to cut stone then I would strongly recommend using a wet saw as failing to do so might result in you cutting the stone but it cracking which will leave you with an un-even edge which could mean you have to buy more floor tiles to replace the tiles you have broken.

The below will show you how you can cut all the other materials of floor tiles using your tile cutter. This area of the guide will show you how you can go about cutting ceramic floor tiles with your tile cutter, to begin with you will need to make sure you have a straight line to cut down using the tile tool when you have this you will need to place the floor tile into place.

Once you have done this you will need to be the wheel on the far end of your floor tile and pull the tile cutter handle towards you (remember to wear your safety goggles and gloves when you’re cutting your tile). Press the handle down on the cutter and pull it across the floor tile this will then make the tile cutter cut the floor tile, when you have done this cut the machine off to ensure you do not cause injury to yourself.

This step will show you how you can go about cutting marble floor tiles this process again is very different to other floor tiles and can require other tools so make sure you have the tools before you plan on laying your floor tiles. To cut the marble floor tiles you will need to have a wet saw which will cut the stone in a nice even way make sure you do not force the marble into place as this could damage the stone and result in you breaking some of your floor tiles.

If you have porcelain floor tiles these will again require different tools over the other floor tiles this process is allot easier than cutting some of the stone floor tiles but you will still need some tools so again make sure you have these tools before you look at laying your floor tiles.  You can cut your porcelain floor tiles using either a wet saw or a very good tile cutter now you have your tools simply go about cutting your floor tiles make sure your move slowly ensuring you do not snap the floor tiles and make sure you do not make the floor tiles on the front.

If you need to make various holes within your floor tiles then you can using this using one of two tools the first tool you could look at using to make circle holes within your tiles is the dremel tool which will cut away some holes within your floor tiles the other tools you can use to make holes within your tiles is a wetsaw which will do the same but it can be allot harder to control the area you’re going to cut which could mean a few floor tiles get throw away because you have cut them wrong.

Depending on the size of the hole you need to make within your floor tiles you might need to hire or even buy drilling kits which will allow you to create the ideal hole within your floor tile. To begin with make sure you score your floor tile to ensure you have a nice cut and not a random hole. This part of the cutting process is the hardest as it will take allot of control to ensure your floor tiles are cut correctly and you don’t have to throw any away because you have cut them wrong.

This process for cutting floor tiles can be carried out by anyone but if you feel un sure about cutting your floor tiles yourself then please seek some professional help as they will be able to offer you some advice and information on the very best way on how to go about cutting your floor tiles and they might also be able to offer some professional help with fitting your floor tiles which might come in very handy if your not sure on the best way to fix and seal your floor tiles.

 


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