Here I am with another one of Chris’ clever DIY tricks! I caught him doing this one the other day when he was laying the floor tiles in the bathroom and I just had to share it. I never would have thought to do it like this, but it works like a charm!
Start out by measuring the diameter of the curve that you’ll be needing and cut out a triangular notch that’s the length of the diameter at the base of the triangle (on the edge of the tile) and half that length high. This is for a half-circle type of curve, which will be probably the most common curved cut you’ll need because every bathroom needs a toilet!
Next, either use a grade school style compass, or just find a round object about the size of your hole and trace out a circle that touches all three points of your triangle. A pot lid will probably work great! No kidding!
THEN you take your tile saw and cut straight notches from the edge of the tile up to your drawn-on curve. Like so!
Do the same on the other side too. And then get a hammer!
I know, right?! Ridiculously clever!!
Here’s the cut tile in place!
Doesn’t that look great?
Hope this little tip proves to be useful to you on your next bathroom renovation! I can’t think of too many other places that you would need to cut a big hole like this, but if you ever run into that problem in the future, you’ll be ready!