Posted 5th Mar 2023
Looking for advice on the best way to cut a floor tile in situ.

Plan is to cut a straight line in line with the grout line of the tiles above and below - visually not ideal, I know, but I need to 'repair' a bathroom floor and only have a few spare tiles so need to make the most of what I have.

Any advice/guidance/tips on how to go about this and tools to use greatly appreciated.

(My plan, for what it's worth, was to score the tile and then remove the portion on the left - not sure if there is a suitable attachment for a multitool that can help with this as, my guess is an angle grinder may be too aggressive).

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  1. Willy_Wonka's avatar
    Angle grinder with a diamond tipped blade. Use masking tape.

    You will need to take it slow & with not much force.
    PaulandPam's avatar
    What he said above, an angle grinder is the only way I can see your plan working, if done properly it could look ok.
    As mentioned use masking tape and draw a straight line on it to follow. (edited)
  2. flang's avatar
    As others have said you could use an angle grinder or you could use a multi tool with this type of attachement. i highly rate the half moon type.…ade…PJS
  3. andynicol's avatar
    Angle grinder with thin disc like ;…605 ideally get help from 2 people to hold a length of timber at either side of the tile to be cut as a guideline to ensure your first 'scoreline' is straight, same with the grout line at the sides.

    I'd cut at a slight angle, if you do a straight vertical cut you'll leave a sharp edge..

    As your leaving half of the tile you need to ensure the part being removed is fully cut from the tiles that are being left, if you don't you'll probably damage the tiles your looking to leave intact. (edited)
  4. HappyShopper's avatar
    Appreciate the replies.

    Would this angle grinder cutting blade be suitable?

    I already have a used and new one so wondered if it would be suitable – if not, can buy one of the ones recommended.
    Willy_Wonka's avatar
    Do not use your on a tile.

    This is what you are after. A solid cutter.…120
  5. hubcms's avatar
    You can buy a grout removal blade for a multi tool. They are very good especially the Bosch ones.
  6. discobob's avatar
    Have somebody spraying a mister at the blade as well - keep it cool as well as help to keep the dust down
  7. RoosterNo1's avatar
    I'd prefer to remove the tile before cutting with an angle grinder.
  8. HappyShopper's avatar
    Bought one of these blades - hopefully, should do the trick.

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