Adding an extra element in the design of any room or on the entire house itself can be done with the use of a ceramic tiles. One example is adding a decorative accent to your kitchen by using ceramic tile installed behind the stove. You can also use them on bathroom renovation or on varying places all throughout your home. Being able to properly install ceramic tiles yourself needs essential skills to be learned. Proper cutting of the ceramic tile is the most important skill that you need to attain. Below are some valuable advice that you can use.
First thing you need to understand when it comes to cutting ceramic tiles is the safety considerations that comes along with it. Goggles is a must-wear gear when it comes to ceramic tile cutting. There might be sharp edges that could form on the dusts that comes from cutting ceramic tiles. Your eyes can be damaged by a sharp edged dust that lodges into it. It is also important to learn and specifically use the correct technique when it comes to using power tools for injuries to be prevented.
After that you need to measure the area where the tile is going to be installed. You need to know the exact number of tiles that you need including the ones that needs to be cut. In making your calculations, be sure that you have taken into consideration the space that you need for the grout.
After the measurement is done, you are now ready to cut ceramic tiles. In this process either a tile jig or a tile cutter can be used. When deciding to use a tile cutter for the process make sure that the area to be cut is property measured. Make use of the tile cutter for an indentation to be made in the tile. A straight edge needs to be taken and held next to the cut. In order to make a deeper indentation the tile cutter should be moved up and down the straight edge. After achieving the right amount of indentation depth, work the tile slowly back and forth using a pair of pliers or manually by hand in order to break it eventually in half. When it comes to using the tile jig, make sure that the manufacturer’s instruction is followed correctly, aside from minding the proper safety procedures in using a tile jig.
Cutting ceramic tiles is indeed a valuable skill to learn. One of the best ways to add accents to any type of room is through the use of ceramic tiles. Just make sure that the proper safety techniques and procedures is observed at all times aside from wearing goggles. Observing the proper use of tools and the proper measurement procedure before any cutting is done will ensure your safety aside from yielding high quality output.