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How to Cut Curves on Tile

These step-by-step instructions explain how to cut an opening in tile for a pipe. The process is easy but dangerous and should be attempted only by those skilled in the use of a wet saw.

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  • Time

    15 Minutes

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty



Step 1: Mark and Cut the Tile

To make a curved cut in a ceramic tile to make room for a pipe takes a little planning and careful cutting with a wet saw.

Use a marker to trace an outline on the tile where the pipe will go (Image 1).
Make several passes with the blade between those lines to cut away the tile (Image 2). This will create jagged cuts between the lines (Image 3).

Step 2: Smooth the Edges

To smooth the jagged edges, hold the tile in your hand, and carefully work it around the blade to carve the shape you need.

smooth jagged edges by working around blade