How to Actually Cut My Tile Now that I Know the Width to Cut?
I have posted on this topic some months ago. I am finally getting ready for the tile installation. I originally thought I would use a 3/16 grout spacing but I didn't think that through very well. I think it is too small. I am going to use a larger spacing so I measured the color sticks from Laticrete and they are 5/16. That is a perfect size to use the tile calculation that Mongoct provided in my other post that I've linked below. Mongoct left some great reading on that post!
11 13/16 = 2TW+ 5/16
11 1/2 = 2TW
5 3/4 = TW
My tiles will be cut from 11 13/16" square to 11 13/16" x 5 3/4".
1) Do I cut down the center then trim each rough side down to desired width?
2) Do I cut one perfect width then trim the other side to match?
I am pretty precise and steady. I don't have a large area to tile, around 45 sf. I don't mind cutting 45 tiles in half...yet:)
Here is a link that might be useful: Question Re: Tile cutting/sizing 12x12 down to 12x6