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Can you make changes to tile design after it's installed?

Posted by christyinco (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 26, 10 at 12:24

My kitchen is done, however, the area above the cooktop is bugging me. It's too plain. I want to add small square insets (where four square tiles on a diagonal come together) - maybe 3 max. Can tile be cut and have those placed after it's been installed (set and grouted)?

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RE: Can you make changes to tile design after it's installed?

You can use a grout saw to remove the grout around the tiles you want to remove, then try and get them out.

Drilling hols in them and then breaking them up puts the least risk to the surrounding tiles.

The whole process is not without some risk of damaging the surrounding tiles leading to a bigger job.

RE: Can you make changes to tile design after it's installed?

If you have a steady hand you can use a diamond blade in a grinder and waste out what you need.

If not, then remove more field tile than needed for the design and infill the decorative plus the additional field tile to fill in around the design.

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