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Unread 11-21-2022, 12:38 PM   #1
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Smoothing Cut Tile

Is there a way to Smooth out the edges of cut tiles. Not the eventually unseen edge but the top/face edge such that it more closely looks like the factory edges (slightly rounded)
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Unread 11-21-2022, 06:25 PM   #2
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Diamond pads work quite well.....
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Unread 11-21-2022, 09:05 PM   #3
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I'll second the diamond pads. I usually use 200 then 4 or 500 then 800 finish. It works better with a variable speed grinder on low
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If you are just smoothing, the 100 or 200's will work fine. If you are wanting to finish the edge then 400,800, and maybe more.

What kind of tile? Is it rectified with a slight bevel on the edge?
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Unread 11-23-2022, 10:06 PM   #5
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Part of this install is American Villa Cityscape Grey Porcelain and part of it is daltile ceramic
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Unread 11-23-2022, 11:49 PM   #6
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If it's glazed, there's a limit on how much you can put a bevel or round over on the edge. Then, it depends on if it is polished or not, as a polished tile will need working up to a finer grit.

On something less than porcelain, a rubbing block can be used that is usually carbide rather than diamonds.
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That's what I use, especially if I only need to remove the sharp edge after it leaves the saw. The big box stores have them.

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