How can I tell if my tile is ceramic or porcelain?
The easiest and fastest way to tell a ceramic tile from a porcelain tile is to take a look at its edge. A ceramic tile, whether for floor or wall use, has a glaze on top of the surface, giving it its color and finish. Porcelain tiles may be glazed but are frequently not.
Can you drill a hole in ceramic?
It’s possible to drill a hole in a ceramic pot with a regular drill bit. However, using a regular bit on unglazed ceramic is much easier. Glazed ceramic, which is what most store-bought pots are, will make it hard for the bit to “grab on” to the pot to start drilling the hole.
Can you use a masonry drill bit on tiles?
A carbide-tipped masonry bit is the best drill bit to use for bathroom ceramic tile. Regular twist-drill bits can’t cut through the fire-hardened glaze.
Will a hole saw cut through tile?
ceramic-tile hole saw (from about $10 for individual bits to about $50 for kits). It has carbide grit embedded in the rim that allows it to cut into vitreous tile. The 1-1/4 in. size will work for most applications, but measure your valves to make sure.
Why does my tile break when I cut it?
Because of the compressed, fragile nature of tile, it can crack, break and fragment when you try to cut it. The best way to keep tile from cracking is to use a score-and-snap tile cutter or a diamond wet saw.
Should you tile under toilet?
The bathroom fitters are unanimous—if you’re looking for a high quality finish, with a better seal against water damage, then always tile the floor first. The floor will be sealed a lot better with the tiles being laid under the toilet.
Should I tile behind toilet?
Should You Tile Around a Toilet? You can, but you don’t need to, as bathroom floors are generally water-resistant.