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Plaku76j 01-22-2020 11:10 AM

Cutting ceramic in place.
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Hi there,

First time post, I installed 3x6 subway tile backsplash in my kitchen. On the left side of the window, I measured wrong and need to cut every other tile going up, following the laser level. Should I just take them off and re-install them or can you cut them in place?.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.


cx 01-22-2020 11:59 AM

Welcome, Jason. :)

That would be in order to install some "skinnies" up along the window as opposed to just living with what you've got?

Plaku76j 01-22-2020 12:17 PM

Yes, I just find it looks off. Mabye I'm just being particular.

john619 01-22-2020 01:26 PM

I understand that the running bond pattern is not being honored along the window the way you have it now. I am kinda particular about those things too and would feel the need to remedy it.

I guarantee that we would be the only ones to really pick up on it and most people would never see it. and in some ways the skinnys may draw your eye more to it............take a black sharpy and draw the alternating verticals then step back and squint your eyes and see if you like the pattern with the skinnys.

If not remove the marker and carry on. or use it as cut line if your inclined to try and cut in place. I think removal would be much better for any cutting.

smifwal 01-22-2020 01:48 PM

If you write on that tile with a sharpie you will surely be taking them down and reinstalling a new piece. The sharpie will not wipe off completely.

Fast eddie part deux 01-22-2020 10:01 PM

Go to the kids art supplies in the playroom and borrow a washable marker. Or go to walmart and buy one.

Kman 01-22-2020 10:13 PM

If those tile are beveled on the end and you cut them in place, they'll probably stand out even more than of you just left them.

What are they bonded with?

Tool Guy - Kg 01-22-2020 11:25 PM

Yeah, what are they bonded with and how long has it been since they were set?

I’m not sure if Kevin or I are more bothered by the pattern not continuing up the left side. Where are you located, I’ll come over to pop ‘em off. :D

Plaku76j 01-23-2020 06:18 AM

Bonded with mastic and it's been 2 days.
The tiles arent the beveled ones, with the really pronounced edge. These ones just have a slight rounded edge. I may just take every other one off and replace them. Any trick to getting them off?.

Thanks guys.

rmckee84 01-24-2020 04:47 PM

Grab a small flat bar and pull them off. It will be easier taking the whole row off rather than every other tile.

Tool Guy - Kg 01-30-2020 11:08 PM

You might wanna hammer tap a flat putty knife between the tile and drywall as parallel to the substrate as possible.


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