Cutting ceramic tile isn’t that difficult, if you have the right tool and know how to use it. Tile can be cut using a manual tile cutter to score and snap the tile, or a motorized wet saw which cuts tile with a diamond tipped blade.

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Almost every ceramic tile project will eventually involve some cutting. For straight cuts a manual scoring tool will do the job, if you get a quality one. You line up the cut and run the scoring wheel over it a few times, then firmly press down to snap the tile cleanly.

For more complex cuts you’ll need to rent a wet saw. This tool uses a diamond tipped blade and a constant stream of water to keep it cool as it cuts. It makes quick work of most cuts, but it’s important not rush the tiles through the saw. Take your time, and make clean cuts.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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