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beki 11-12-2005 03:41 PM

Please Could You Help My Tiles?
I have purchased porcelain tiles for my bathroom and am atempting to lay them around my bathroom suite. I am having real difficulties in finding something to cut the bend around the sink pedestal. Does anyone have any ideas. I have used the following items with little or no effect.
Tile Saw (manual)
Jig Saw blades for tiles
Electric tile saw (great for straight lines - not for bends!)

jproffer 11-12-2005 04:34 PM

Water jet is the only thing I can think of that will cut curves. That's not a DIY job, nor is it a DIY'ers piece of equipment to buy (mucho $$$$$$$$). You may ask around local tile stores and see if they have one and are willing to cut them for you. Otherwise, very small, slow cutting with your nippers. VERY small cuts at a time, working up to a line. A manual glass cutter may make the final cut follow the line better...or may not, I've never tried it.

Floorwizard 11-12-2005 07:44 PM

The pedestal needs to come out and reinstalled after the tile is in place.

jproffer 11-12-2005 08:28 PM

:o ...I was thinking two things (and apparently ONLY two things)...tile and radius

of course you're right...**smacking head**..what was I thinking:confused:

Floorwizard 11-13-2005 02:04 PM

Some installs require a radius cut. Now people will have an idea how to do it :)

747 11-13-2005 04:21 PM

First you should have taken that sink out first. Second i think draw a radius line on the tile. Then carefully let me say it again CAREFULLY use some nippers taken a little bit at a time off should work. LET ME SAY IT AGAIN A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME.

billinak 11-17-2005 06:45 PM

Dremel/Drill attachment
I just cut some curves into tiles for the bathroom. I used the tile saw to make a rough cut, then used a Dremel with a special tile cutting bit that works for doing rounded edges. The bit is pretty cheap, if you already have the rotary tool

rspainhower 11-22-2005 10:44 AM

The sink needs to come out. But I use a griner for cuts such as this if needs be. But again I would take out the sink.

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