I have wood-look large ceramic tiles for my bathroom and I don't know how to cut them without damaging. While it was easy with smaller format tiles, cutting these alongside does make me worry that the tile might snap. Any suggestions?

1 Answer 1


Wet tile saw

wet tile saw

The best way to cut straight lines is to use a wet tile saw. This gives you a nice clean line, and is safer and significantly less messy than a dry saw because the water keeps bits from flying everywhere.

Snap tile cutter

snap tile cutter

Another option is a snap tile cutter. This scores the tile and then you can snap it easily. It doesn't produce as clean of cuts as a wet saw so it's an ok option if you are hiding the cut edge under baseboard at the edges of the room.

Tile nipper

tile nipper

Another option is a tile nipper. These are only for cutting small pieces, doing detail work or cutting curves. They literally nibble a way a little bit at a time.

  • have you cut tiles of this size yourself? And thank you for your answer!
    – Marek
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 14:44
  • 3
    @Marek - The wet tile saw is the way to go for cutting the large size tiles like you have. Often a good choice is to rent a tile saw for a day so you do not have to purchase the saw outright.
    – Michael Karas
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 15:11
  • @michael-karas What'd be the minimum size (table size) of such wet tile saw you'd recommend to rent?
    – Marek
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 15:16
  • One that can handle the maximum length of cut you anticipate making.
    – Michael Karas
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 17:31

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.