Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-03-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Cutting tile.....


I need to cut thick tile that I have in my bathroom. It's on a slanted roof and I need to shave off about 2 inches of tile by about 8 inches long to fit a new fan/light in the shower. I have a Rotozip tool. The only option I have seen is to buy a $40.00 bit that will cut the tile. Do I have any other options?

chipbott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
Old School
 
Willie T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
Posts: 3,634
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cutting tile.....


I think the diamond circular saw blade for the Roto Zip is a little bit cheaper. Cuts good. But you need to have the 90* angle head for the tool.

__________________
"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Willie T
Willie T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 03:53 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,646
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cutting tile.....


they sell 7" diamond blades for circular saws. home depot and lowes carries them. 20-25 dollars a 4 inch one for a grinder is about 12.00
DannyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 04:11 PM   #4
Tileguy
 
Bud Cline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 10,173
Rewards Points: 26
Default

Cutting tile.....


Depends on the tile used.

What size is the tile?
__________________
XXX
Bud Cline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cutting tile.....


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud Cline
Depends on the tile used.

What size is the tile?
They are the standard 4 inch square tile but probably 1/4 inch thick.
Attached Images
 
chipbott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 11:35 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 285
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cutting tile.....


Quote:
Originally Posted by chipbott View Post
They are the standard 4 inch square tile but probably 1/4 inch thick.
those are super standard color/pattern. my bet is that if you work slowly and scrape the grout out first that you can pop those off with no damage.

far easier to cut when off the wall and you will spend weeks cleaning tile dust out of everything if you cut in place.

i bet you can source those at one of the big box stores though....
jcrack_corn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 07:19 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cutting tile.....


If I needed the whole tile out I would most certainly work from the grout line instead of cutting the tile. Unfortunately I only need to take out about half of the tile, taking the whole tile would be too much.
chipbott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 08:21 AM   #8
Newbie Bill
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,056
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cutting tile.....


chibott, I think jcrack_corn was suggesting popping the entire tile out, cutting it, and then reinstalling it.
__________________
Bill

A DIY Noob that knows just enough to be dangerous.
drtbk4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 08:27 AM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Cutting tile.....


Quote:
Originally Posted by drtbk4ever
chibott, I think jcrack_corn was suggesting popping the entire tile out, cutting it, and then reinstalling it.
Yes. You are correct. I read it again after. I will more then likely do that. Thanks all for your input. Thanks also to DIY for these forums. What an awesome resource!
chipbott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 08:28 AM   #10
Stuck in the 70's
 
Blondesense's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: south central Missouri
Posts: 2,147
Rewards Points: 2
Default

Cutting tile.....


Oops, deleted. I type too slow.

Blondesense is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cutting ceramic tile away from bathtub Tomgrillo Tiling, ceramics, marble 2 03-23-2011 11:04 PM
cutting round lines on ceramic tile wombosi Flooring 3 06-21-2010 05:58 PM
Cutting tile on a diagonal kntry Building & Construction 7 09-09-2009 10:52 PM
cutting mosaic tile amakarevic Flooring 6 06-04-2008 04:02 PM
Preping for ceramic tile install leroyme Flooring 21 11-29-2007 03:31 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.