Re: Cutting a round edge on ceramic tile??
I wouldn't recommend this. Those tiles are not going to look good and they're going to provide a place that will catch and snag things being drug on and off the counter, resulting in popped edge pieces. You'd be far better off with edge tiles cut into "horse tooth" and installed in smaller pieces. You'd set the edge tiles first, then the field, placing cut tiles at the back edge of the countertop.
Originally Posted by CC in Maine
For the radius, you'd lay all the straight field tiles first, leaving the corner for last. Align the mat of tiles in place, supporting what hangs over the edge, then scribe the radius with a pencil across the tops of the tile. Remove the pieces the require cutting, set the remaining pieces into the countertop. Cut the majority of the waste material off with straight cuts on the wet saw, leaving maybe 1/4" excess. Using tile nibblers, snip off the excess, just leaving the line. Test fit and adjust the cut line as necessary. Using a belt sander the remaining excess can be removed and a perfect edge ground on the tiles. An 80 grit belt will suffice, have several on hand as the hard tiles will dull the belts fairly quickly.
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