How do you cut small tiles without chipping them?
Cutting the Tile with Manual Hand Tool
Using manual hand tools is the best way to cut porcelain tile without chipping when you can’t afford fancy tools. You may apply multiple hand tools to cut the tile. But the best way is to use a tile nipper.
What do you cut mosaic tile with?
For all types of tile, the best tool is a wet saw with a diamond blade. With ceramic, porcelain or stone tile, you can also make cuts with a manual tile snap cutter or tile nippers, but a saw is easier to use and makes cleaner cuts.
Can you cut tiles upsidedown?
Regardless of the kind of tile you’re cutting, the best method is to cut with the front of the tile facing up. The front is the side that will be exposed once you lay the tile. This method ensures the smoothest finished edge on the tile with the least amount of chipping.
How small can a tile cutter cut?
A tile cutter can safely cut tiles as small as 6-by-6 inches in a straight line. A tile saw also cuts straight lines but is more versatile in the size of tiles you can cut and in that you can also cut “L” shapes in the tiles.