vct -cutting border without gaps
I will be installing VCT in my kitchen, and would like to put in a border reminiscent of the 1930's, that I remember from my grandmother's house. It had a 1 1/2" wide contrasting border set about 5" out from the walls. My concern is how to cut the border strips perfectly, so there is no gap between the factory edges and my 1 1/2" wide pieces. I have cut tiles with the heat gun and a utility knife, and also with a chop style cutter. The chop method leaves a pinched edge. I don't think I will get the best results with either of these methods. How do the pros do it? Would a wet saw be effective? Is laser cutting too costly? I am using vct because it is so cost effective. I have seen some beautiful photos of vct borders, and hope I don't have to settle for a borderless floor.