Can mosaic tiles be cut?
Today’s mosaic tile comes in sheets of small individual tiles adhered to a flexible mesh backing. The sheets typically measure about 12 inches square, and the mesh can be cut easily with a utility knife.
Do Bunnings cut tiles?
Unfortunately Bunnings doesn’t currently offer a tile or stone cutting service, only timber cutting. However, you can hire a tile cutter.
Do you need to grout mosaic tiles?
The majority of mosaic tiles are netted with a 1/8-inch grout joint. In these cases, a sanded grout is needed to fill the joint. If your mosaic tiles have a smaller grout joint, such as hand cut glass mosaics, use unsanded grout.
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.
Why do my tiles crack when I cut them?
Because of the compressed, fragile nature of tile, it can crack, break and fragment when you try to cut it. The best way to keep tile from cracking is to use a score-and-snap tile cutter or a diamond wet saw.
Why are my tiles chipping?
Dropping a heavy or hard object onto the ceramic or porcelain tile. This may cause the surface to crack or chip. Causing furniture to be dragged along the tile that has metal tipped feet. This includes chairs and other things in the house that have steel or metal feet and no rubber protection.