WHAT EQUIPMENT TO USE AND HOW TO CUT CERAMICS FOR COUNTERTOPS PART 1

Porcelain countertops are, along with granite and quartz countertops, the most used. Both in the kitchen and in the bathroom, porcelain countertops are the ones with the best properties, compared to the rest.

100% inorganic materials are used in its manufacture that do not contain resin or additives, so the appearance does not degrade over time, it is a non-porous product, which does not require a sealing layer to protect your countertop

Cut porcelain or porcelain material

Among the essential skills that every construction professional or mason must have in his trade, is the cutting of materials for the coating of surfaces such as ceramics, tiles and porcelain in their different presentations. But it is also a necessary knowledge for amateur tilers, for whom cutting porcelain or porcelain material can be a completely new experience.
It must be taken into account that the characteristics of porcelain stoneware and other porcelain tiles manufactured in recent decades require the use of special equipment that can facilitate cuts, minimizing losses due to cracks. For these reasons, we have created this post where we cover the most basic aspects of how to cut porcelain, taking into account the methods and devices available to accomplish this task.

Methods for cutting porcelain tile and other ceramic materials

Thanks to the engineering of materials applied to the construction sector, we currently have porcelain tile as one of the preferred materials for covering floors and walls due to its wide variety of decorative finishes, but above all for its resistance to the continuous passage of people. and impermeability. Likewise, tools capable of working with this material were created for its correct application.
Discs and markers with high-hardness mineral particles such as metallic carbides, diamond or ruby have been adapted to cut porcelain tiles. These are equipped on tools or machines that have specific methods of use:

• Hand tools: These include pencils or markers with extremely hard tips that create cut lines.
• Manual machines: They consist of more complex equipment with various functions to cut porcelain stoneware and ceramics, by means of the manual power of the operator.
• Electric machines: These are high power and performance machines, designed for intense work with very hard materials.
• Material cutting tables: These electric porcelain cutting machines consist of true professional stations for cutting highly hard materials, since they include an elevated work table, safety devices and a high-power saw equipped with diamond blades. high performance. They can also include a wet cutting system which is the safest method for large format and thick porcelain.
• Angle Grinders: An angle grinder is a very versatile powerful machine that can be equipped with different sizes of diamond cutting discs, so a skilled operator can make complicated cuts or very small cuts for very precise finishing. The fact of being portable, allows the operator to move around the work site to solve numerous situations in the surface tiling process.


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Porcelain countertops are, along with granite and quartz countertops, Read More
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