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How to Cut Large Format Tiles - Tile Pro Source

How to Cut Large Format Tiles - Tile Pro Source

How to Cut Large Format Tiles

It’s time to upgrade! Home renovation projects have become increasingly popular across the country. Today, more than ever before, as opposed to engaging professional contractors, many homeowners are electing to undertake these projects themselves. The DIY movement is strong and growing.

Given the host of home improvement shows on television and countless “how-to” videos available on the internet, this is not surprising. The combination of good instructions, the right tools and quite a bit of patience makes even complicated jobs possible.

Flooring Makes a Difference

New flooring makes a difference when you are looking to upgrade your home.  The area it impacts is considerable and its effect can be significant.  Today, large ceramic and porcelain tiles (also called large format tiles) are incredibly popular. 

As you contemplate undertaking a project like this, it is critical that you have the right tools on hand.  These include, but are not limited to,  a slab cutter, supports and drills and drill bits. These large tiles are prone to breaking and chipping - working with equipment like this helps to ensure that you will have smooth and clean edges.

Some of the challenges in cutting large format tiles include cutting the entire length of the tile in a straight manner, and drilling clean, round holes. Until the tile is in place on the floor, you should avoid making square holes as they can cause the tile to crack. Given the cost of tile today, you want to work smartly and take care as you work.

Luckily, for those looking to attempt projects like this on their own, or for professionals who do this work regularly, the necessary equipment has evolved making the process easier than in the past.  Because there are so many models available, choosing the best one for your specific project or business is critical. You want to purchase your equipment from a reputable source, one which has knowledgeable and experienced sales staff who can help you make the best choices for your particular situation.

Laying Large Format Tiles 

Laying large format tiles is challenging, but the results are well worth the effort. Your new floor can completely change the look of the room you are remodeling!


If you are embarking on a tile project, Tile Pro Source can help. We stock the highest quality tile tools available. Our inventory is significant and our salespeople knowledgeable. We invite you to view our inventory and contact us with any questions. 

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