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How To Cut Hex Tile Sheets

How To Cut Hex Tile Sheets

Mar 3, 2012

We typically work on older homes and one of the things that we frequently install are hex tiles. Hex tile sheets make installing the hex a lot easier, but hex can be complicated and needs to be laid out prior to the install and cut to fit. You need to pay special attention to where each sheet joins to make sure the tiles are not touching each other, or too far apart. Once the layout is done, then you can come back in and mud.

Cutting Hex Tile

Cutting the short side of hex tile is simple, it’s the long side that is tricky, make sure your guide is accurate and lined up. See images below.

Hextiles

Unlike a standard saw you can get a lot closer to a tile saw blade. I will sometimes work directly with it, just watch the blade edge, that is where the action is.

Unlike a standard saw you can get a lot closer to a tile saw blade. I will sometimes work directly with it, just watch the blade edge, that is where the action is.

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