Cut tiles perfectly with the right tool
If you use special tile tools, cutting different types of tiles such as mosaic tiles is actually not as difficult as some layperson might think. However, the do-it-yourselfer should get professional tools to get good results.
What type of tile cutter should I choose?
When choosing the right tile cutter, it depends on the possible applications. If you only occasionally lay a few square meters of tiles, a device with guide rail and manual operation is usually sufficient. However, if the cutting device is used frequently and many cuts are required, this works more conveniently and faster with an electric tile cutter. Since tile cutters have to accompany the craftsman throughout their working life, savings should not be made in the wrong place. If you choose a high-quality device right away, your work will be made much easier.
This is how tile cutting works
The most important feature of a tile cutter is a specially ground hard metal wheel, which is used to scratch the tile surface. For cutting, this wheel is guided with precision and constant pressure over the surface of the ceramic surface. The hard metal wheel is lowered. The wheel is moved along a guide rail, whereby a straight cut is achieved. However, the tile has only been scratched and not yet cut through. A very fine cut, known as the predetermined breaking point, is visible on the ceramic surface. Actually, one cannot speak of cutting tiles, but only of breaking tiles. The breaking device on the tile cutter is used to break the break.
Tile cutter - more and more often needed
As the development in the area of ??mosaic tiles and others goes towards larger formats, cutting has to be carried out more and more frequently. With formats up to a maximum of 20 x 20 cm, all common tile tools can be of great service. With modern formats of 120 x 60 cm or even 3 x 1 meter it becomes difficult. With these formats you need a professional tile cutter to achieve the desired result.