Cut Tiles To Fit the Tub
Begin placing marble tiles on the horizontal surface around the tub. When measuring tiles for the edges of the tub surround, keep them long enough to overlap the vertical pieces underneath. To cut the tiles, use a wet saw, rentable at most equipment-supply centers. After cutting, sand the edges with a power sander. Start with coarse 80-grit sandpaper and gradually work up to extra-fine 400 grit. Then polish the edges with a polishing wheel and buffing compound. To measure tiles for placing them in the last row next to a wall, place one tile directly on top of the full tile that is closest to the wall. Then place a second tile against the wall so that the edge rests on the first tile. Mark a line on the first tile, and make the cut along that line. When making notched cuts, lift the tile as the blade nears the corner. That way, you can square off the cut.