Cut tiles


Cut tiles to the right size and shape using a wet tile saw. Set up the wet saw and attach it to a water source if called for. Mark the desired shape and size on the tile. Push the tile against the rotating carbide blade of the saw to make a straight cut. For curved cuts, make straight incisions at right angles along the desired curve. Snap off the resulting ‘fingers’ and finish the curve with a diamond file.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Cut tiles is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Tile fitter: Tile fitters install tiles onto walls and floors. They cut tiles to the right size and shape, prepare the surface, and put the tiles in place flush and straight. Tile fitters may also take on creative and artistic projects, with some laying mosaics.

Optional skill

Cut tiles is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Tiling supervisor: Tiling supervisors monitor tile fitting operations. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022