How to Saw Tiles Under 45 Without Chips

To make a corner, faced with tiles, without using a plastic corner, has recently gained popularity.There are several likely causes of this phenomenon: Because it is new, and is still rare. “Like not everyone”. Often serves as the main argument. The lack of extra elements in the design has always been and will be the best solution. This is the law of harmony. There is no need to choose the color of the corner to match the color of the tile.

Sawing tiles at 45 degrees at the corner.

How and how to make a gash at 45 degrees on the end of the tile?

The best option is to get a cut on the tile using a cutting machine, where it is possible to rotate the cutting wheel at an angle to the cut tile. The machine can be with or without water in the cut zone. This does not affect the quality of the gash. Wet cutting provides more comfortable working conditions. Less dust. With any option, the quality of the bevel is acceptable and you can quickly cut a large volume of tiles.

How to Saw Tiles Under 45 Without Chips

I washed down the tiles at 45 degrees on the machine.

The only difficulty arises when cutting concave tiles. This is not a marriage. The tile has this shape. The machine cannot repeat deflection when sawing:

Therefore, the cut part should not reach the front edge of the tile. Where the enamel begins. Chips appear. Especially on porcelain stoneware. It is better to bring this site manually. This can be done with a grinding wheel on a turbine. It is faster and easier. But not always better. The grinding wheel can choose stronger or weaker in some places.

Grinding washed down the angle grinder.

A more even plane is obtained manually, from longitudinal movements along the tile with a bar covered with sandpaper. Longitudinal movements comb over the protrusions, making a bevel in one plane.Another trick. The bevel on the tile must be done at a sharper angle (less than 45 degrees). Visually, nothing changes, and the ease of facing is substantial. This method is not suitable for ceramic skirting, where you can see the docking of the ends of two tiles from above.

How to Saw Tiles Under 45 Without Chips

Docking of ceramic skirting at 45 degrees.

It is better to make a cut on the painted end of the tile (many tiles have one end out of 4 half or fully enameled). In this case, you can not bring the bevel at 45 degrees to the very edge, but leave a strip of one millimeter on the end. The end face of the tile on the coal is obtained without chips and is less vulnerable to shock. This is especially important for dark grouted tiles. When sharpening their butt, light stripes appear and it will not work to hide them with a grout. This occurs, often because the tile has a slightly convex surface in the middle, and when cutting at an angle, the circle touches the enamel at the ends of the tile.

White stripes appeared when cutting the end of the tile at 45 degrees.

In the case of light grout, the unpainted tip of the tile is less noticeable.

The disadvantages of the angle on the tile, sharpened at 45 degrees:

The angle becomes more vulnerable to shock. Especially if it is on the aisle. It is enough to hook the slope with an empty metal bucket so that a piece of the sharpened corner on the tile flies off. The complexity of the work increases, and therefore the price.

You can hook on such an angle with anything, even a harmless belt buckle:

The opinion of the masters about washing tiles at an angle of 45 degrees.

You can also prepare angle 45 on the tile using an angle grinder. A lot of dust. Not that quality. But really. The main thing is cheap and always possible.

It is especially important to indicate the correct angle when laying decorative stone. Often, corner elements for such products are not provided or are not available. A stone cut at an angle of 45 degrees is the only way to get out of this situation.

The angle on the decorative stone at 45 degrees.

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