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How to Cut Border Tile Without Measuring

By: Joe Truini

Here’s an easy way to mark border tile around the edge of the room for cutting without using a tape measure.

  • Place the tile to be cut directly on top of the last full tile.
  • Put another full tile on top of the one to butt cut, and push it up against the wall.
  • Using the edge of the top tile as a guide, draw a line on the bottom tile.
  • Cut the bottom tile to the line for a perfect fit.



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  • Will Says:
    November 8th, 2017 at 12:03 am

    You forgot to mention to include one grout line width when you set to complete tile. Otherwise your cut piece will be too wide. Do the math.

  • Alex Says:
    April 24th, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Can this method be used when laying in diamond format if so please explain or refer a video
    Thank you

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How to Cut Border Tile Without Measuring