How to Cut Tile Like a Pro

Heres good news about tiles: the installation process remains essentially the same no matter the surface or room. The bad news is: one of the trickiest, and most time-consuming, steps is cutting. In order to cut tile like a professional, take a look at the three types of tile cuts followed by seasoned D-I-Y-ers and professionals.

Tools youll need: Tile cutter, tape measure, wet saw, tile nippers, wire, chipboard, tile sander, felt-tipped pen, paper.

1. Cut the main tiles: Unless your tiles are precut and measured, cut the main tiles as you go. With a tape measure, accurately measure out the entire space to be tiled to determine the necessary size of each tile. Be sure to allow