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    Cutting into tiles for a bathroom DIY project

    Published on 24 January 2012, Tuesday, 5:23 AM

    So you have come to the conclusion that the bathroom could use a new year overhaul and you are keen to take on both creative and constructive control of the project.

    Assuming that the old tiles have already been ripped up, it is time set about replacing them with something newer, smoother and more in keeping with the atmosphere of the whole house.

    Whether you are looking to create a modern, art deco or beach feel with your choice of colours and patterns, there is one common factor that cannot be denied - you need to do the tiling well or your family might ask you to start all over again.

    Fortunately this is not a difficult bathroom DIY job as long as you have the right tools and a little bit of know-how.

    A tile cutter will get you started by turning large square slabs into the size and shape that you desire, but from there things get slightly trickier.

    You need to take into account the various bathroom amenities that the new tiles will be placed around, such as the shower drain and sink taps.

    The best way to cut into the side of tiles is with a grinder, while to create a space for the tapware to fit through, stick a piece of heavy duty tape to the area in question to avoid slipping and then use an appropriate-sized drill to make the holes.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.