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Unread 03-09-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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Smoothing porcelain tile edge

We just put in a porcelain tile countertop in kitchen. We used Crossville crosscolors. I looks great, but I would like to smooth the edges a little so they are not so sharp. Is there anyway to do this?
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Unread 03-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Porcelain is the hardest tile made, you would need very expensive machines to do buffing. you can try to use a Rubbing Stone to take the sharp edge off the cut.
or if you have a wet saw, run the cut across the Side of the blade to take off the edge.
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Unread 03-09-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
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Thanks. I see the local Big Box Store sells a two sided rubbing stone one side #60 grit the other #80. Will this do?
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Unread 03-09-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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it only comes in one grit style.
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Unread 03-09-2008, 01:34 PM   #5
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Nope, 80 one side, 60 the other, one stone.
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wow, I must but the cheap type...or I never knew that.

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Yep, mine has two grits. Try the rough one first and then finish with the smooth one.
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I thought the rough side was for your hand so it wouldn't slip out....lol

just kidding.
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