When installing a Quartz floor, you should cut the tiles to fit against the walls and objects around them. Since they have a tough surface it cannot be cut with normal hand tool. You can either use a diamond crusted blade i.e. a wet saw.
Here are the steps to cut Quartz Floor tiles – Place the tile on the floor and measure the exact area you need to cut. To get a straight cut, use a square or a rectangle. Place the cardboard on the surface of the tiles and the trace out its edges. Or you can also measure out the surface cuts by using a tape measure and color chalk piece. You can either buy or rent the wet-saw. They are available in all normal home improvement stores and tile shops. Fix the saw according to the instructions given in the manual. Attach the hardware tightly with bolts and nuts. Now fix the wet saw tightly to the stand and make sure it does not come-off and cause harm. Diamond blade is the right tool to cut Quartz because they are stronger than Quartz and they are one among the natural stone. Before turning-on the wet saw, check whether the water reservoir is fully filled with warm water. Cover your face and mouth with protective gear, so that the dust particle thrown off from tiles will not cause any respiration problem. Wear goggles to protect your eyes. Before cutting allow the saw’s tip run at high-speed and dip the saw’s blade into cooling oil lubricant because Quartz has an extremely dense surface and during cutting, the blade might break. And also by applying the solution on the wet saw’s surface make the tool very cool and also it does not get heated while cutting. Now place the tile on the wet saw’s table. Gently, move the tile’s pencil mark towards the blade and press the tile with your finger so that you cut the Quartz Floor tiles with proper direction. Check the cut piece to fit your space. If it does not fit with the right measurements, cut the tiles again or try doing with fresh piece. If you are confident that you have cut with exact measurement, then continue. Once you have fully completed the task, turn the saw’s speed to lower mode and make the diamond blade to run through water to decrease the hotness and once it is cool turn off the saw.
Here are some safety tips during Cutting process.
Wear all necessary protections to safe guard yourself. During cutting keep your children and pets away. Use diamond-tip blade for cutting Quartz Floor tiles.