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Old 12-04-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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Measuring and cutting ceramic tile around a round tub

I am getting ready to upgrade my bathroom floor from the laminate that is in there to ceramic tile. The only problem is that I have a garden tub that is round and will have to measure and make some tricky round cuts. Any ideas that will help me 1) be able to measure a round cut and 2) the best way to make a round tile cut?


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Old 12-04-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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Hi bdasilva,

The easiest way for a diy'er is to make a large template of the tub with cardboard or felt paper. Cut that around your tub (and if you make a mistake it's cheap ) then mark on it where your full tiles are and use the template to mark out your cuts.

Use a grinder with a diamond tile-cutting blade. Cut away from your line to take out the largest part of the waste then take your time to cut up to your line. Take your time and check the fit periodically to make sure you are on track with it and make adjustments accordingly.


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Old 12-06-2009, 09:33 AM   #3
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Choose your tile very carefully. Not all floor tile lends itself to those types of cuts. The tiles can be cut with a 4" right angle grinder and a continuous-rim diamond blade. This really isn't a job to learn on.
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