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Old 04-05-2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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1st time tiler working with colorbody textured porcelain

What can I say but that this product has the appearance that I want. Not glazed, but colorbody porcelain with slate like texture. Breaking strength > 335 Lbs, MOH's hardness = 9.0. Will I be able to score/snap cut this tile with a Rubi TS-40 plus with the proper cutting wheel? If so, what is the best cutting wheel? On the plus side this tile is only 1/4" thick.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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colorbody textured porcelain
who makes it ?

some porcelain is very hard and a hand cutter will score it but it will break and whip where it wants.
most likely your going to need a wet saw.
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but colorbody porcelain with slate like texture
does it look like this ?
some Marazzi are tough to cut.
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American Olean Highland Ridge series 12 X 12
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1/4" you should be fine to cut with a hand cutter.

Tile Thickness: 1/4"
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Forgot to add, but yes it has an appearance similar to that tile in your picture.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:58 AM   #6
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I looked, it's nice stuff.
mostly all American Olean's stuff is good.

http://americanolean.com/series.cfm?series=112
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How about the cutting wheel? I know Rubi makes a porcelain specific cutting wheel but I have seen someone suggest the "tiny" wheel for textured porcelain. I do not know if they are the same wheel.
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