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  1. Gary Freeman

    Gary Freeman New to TilersForums.co.uk

    hi All, I have just started tiling a kitchen with the bevelled 200 x 100mm tiles. I have no real issues laying the tiles, however cutting the tiles to fit around and between switches and sockets is proving a pain in the rear.
    Does anyone have any tips on cutting the fine strips of tile, my wet tile cutter is an old one, would this make much of a difference ?
     
  2. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    What exactly is your problem, are you struggling with the thin part of the tile you want to keep breaking off or is it something else?
     
  3. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    You need a decent wet cutter.
     
  4. pdc

    pdc Living the dream..... Professional Tiler

    Might just need a better blade in your cutter.
     
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  5. Gary Freeman

    Gary Freeman New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Hi Lee, thanks for coming back to me, yes it is the long thin strips. Reading some replies suggest a better blade and wet cutter, which I think I need to go that way.
    Once the tile is cut to go around the switch there is not a lot of tile left
     
  6. Gary Freeman

    Gary Freeman New to TilersForums.co.uk

    Hi Andy
    thanks for the reply
    I fitted a new blade for this job as the last job was a conservatory floor, I bought it from B & Q
    regards
    Gary
     
  7. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Are tiling behind the sockets .??
     
  8. Gary Freeman

    Gary Freeman New to TilersForums.co.uk

    yes behind the sockets, I have noticed they are a slightly thinner tile than the equivalent tile at B & Q, Tile Mountain, Topps etc. They are 6.9mm, however placing the tile cutter on the lawn (softer surface works better)
    thanks, job nearly finished
     
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