If you’re looking for a new tile floor, but don’t want to pay the high cost of installation, then you might be wondering if it’s possible to cut ceramic tiles with a circular saw.
The answer is yes! If you have the right tools and know what to do, installing your own tile floor can save time and money. This post will give you some tips on how to correctly cut tiles with a circular saw so that they fit together perfectly!
How Can You Cut Ceramic Tile with a Circular Saw?
You can cut ceramic tile with a circular saw. If the thickness of your tile is less than or equal to that of standard shims, then you can use them in order to make sure the blade will not go too far through.
However, if your tiles are thicker than normal shims, you may need some other pieces of material which can be difficult to come by. If you typically use a circular saw for this task, it is best if your blade can cut through the tile with ease and not get stuck on any of the pieces that would make up your tiles. Here are the steps you can take to get the job done:
Step One: Measure the Tile
The first thing you need to do is to measure the tile you will be using. If possible, leave a little extra room in case there is any inaccuracy when measuring or if your tile has uneven edges that may cause abnormal measurements.
Step Two: Mark the Tile
Measure out your tile and mark it with a pencil. You want to make sure you are marking on both sides of where you intend to cut, so that there is no risk of cutting through the line. If possible, also place marks in between each section or piece within the tile itself; this will ensure that all pieces fit together when finished step three.
Step Three: Cut Through Each Line
Once you’ve marked everything properly, go ahead and get started by making cuts directly down one side of every line made in previous steps (including those lines placed throughout).
Do not worry about how deep they are at first because you can always come back later if necessary for an extra clean edge; just try to keep them close to the line for now.
Cutting through a ceramic tile suing your circular saw is not hard or complicated as you think. You just have to put into consideration some factors that will help you get the job done properly. You can also check our post on sharpening a silky saw and cutting tempered glass with a tile saw.