How Do I Cut Tile? 

Pick the correct device for the activity. You may simply require a snap shaper or combine of nippers. Our DIY Basics video demonstrates to you generally accepted methods to utilize them, in addition to how to utilize a wet saw

Wet Saw Basics 

A good tile saw is a power saw — like a table saw — with a turning cutting edge that can cut tile. It utilizes water to cool and grease up the cutting edge and tile, taking into account perfect, straight edges. The water additionally limits clean. 

On some little, DIY models, the administrator slides the tile over a stationary table. You can likewise discover bigger wet saws that utilization a sliding plate to move the tile past the cutting edge. 

A flexible cutting aide or fence keeps the tile absolutely situated for straight cuts as the work piece passes the edge. An edge direct connection secures tiles for askew or miter cuts. A tilting table/plate surface or sharp edge gives you a chance to make angle cuts along the edge of the tile. 


Take after the maker's directions for interfacing the saw to a ground blame circuit interrupter (GFCI)- ensured outlet. Keep lines and associations dry and far from wet regions. Ensure your hands are dry before working the saw. 

Great to Know 

Check with your nearby Lowe's about tile-cutting administrations and the accessibility of wet saw rentals. 


Take after the maker's guidelines for setup, utilize and security. Utilize an edge that is appropriate for the saw and the material you're cutting. The following are general strides for cutting tile with a wet saw: 

Essential cuts let you measure tile. 

  • Corner indent cuts are helpful for introducing floor tile around the sides of a snag, for example, a kitchen island. 
  • Incline cuts let you make clean corners with divider tile. 

Great to Know 

  • Start with a couple of training slices on squander tile to get a thought of how the saw cuts. 
  • Making Basic Cuts with a Wet Saw 

Stage 1 

Set up the saw on a steady, level stage at a stature that will enable you to work without slouching over or coming to up. Work in a zone with a lot of room and enough light to give you a reasonable perspective of the table or plate, the tile and the saw cutting edge. On the off chance that vital, utilize drop fabrics to secure the work territory. 

Stage 2 

Fill the saw repository with clean water (don't pack). Change the water every now and again as you cut. Flotsam and jetsam in the water can influence the nature of the cut. In the event that the saw utilizes a pump to circle the water, changing the water frequently will expand pump life. 

Stage 3 

Contingent upon the saw, you might have the capacity to modify the tallness of the cutting edge in connection to the table surface or plate. Littler saws have a settled sharp edge and table. On the off chance that your saw has a versatile plate, slide it past the cutting edge. The space in the plate should fit conveniently around the cutting edge. 

Great to Know 

Distinctive saws can cut diverse thicknesses of tile. Ensure the saw can deal with the tile you have to cut. 

Stage 4 

Measure and check the tiles. Utilize a square or straight edge to draw the cut lines. You can check the highest point of the tile with a china marker. The water won't wash the imprints away, yet you can wipe them off in the wake of cutting the tile. Check all tiles ahead of time so you don't need to consistently quit slicing to stamp the following tile. 

Stage 5 

Cutting a Tile Diagonally. 

Place the tile on the table or sliding plate with the goal that the biggest part of the tile is between your hand and the sharp edge. Press the tile solidly against the guide fence. In case you're cutting slantingly over the tile, position it safely in the edge direct. Alter the guide so the cut line lines up with the cutting edge. Force the tile once more from the sharp edge. 


Wear eye assurance, hearing insurance and a clean cover/respirator when utilizing a wet saw. Try not to wear free apparel or things, for example, gems that could get captured in the cutting edge. In the event that you have long hair, tie it back. 

Stage 6 

When you close to the finish of the cut, utilize a push stick or push manual for coordinate the last piece of tile past the cutting edge. 


Try not to cut tile with a dry cutting edge. Kill the saw and let the sharp edge reach an entire stop before expelling or re positioning the tile or evacuating the cutoff tile pieces.

Published by Kimberly Smith