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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2007

    Default Question: Trimming Ceramic Tile

    Does anyone have any suggestions to help remediate the following scenario?

    My wife and I built a new tiled access cover for our bathtub deck to replace the cover damaged during a plumbing repair. Despite our best efforts (possibly because the floor isn't quite perfectly level), the semi-finished cover is just a hair too big for the opening. If I were working with wood, I would just sand down the edges until it fit, but this is ceramic tile that has already been attached to the backerboard.

    Suggestions? For instance, can we run an edge through the tile saw to trim the tile and backerboard at the same time? Can we try to grind down the affected area with a rotary tool?

    Starting over is not exactly a good option, as the tile we used was hard to find.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Question: Trimming Ceramic Tile

    Any time you cut a tile you're going to know about it, particularly glazed tile. Unglazed tile can be cut and ground to be relatively inconspicuous, but you'll see it if you look for it.

    You can cut the tile with a tile saw or an angle grinder with a diamond masonry blade.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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