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Old 06-29-2018, 11:36 PM   #1
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Anyone familiar with cutting these metal 2x6 tiles. Blade type required for wet saw, edge honing/finishing if needed. Grouting tips
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:11 AM   #2
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No special blade or finishing required. What do you mean grouting tips?

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how thick are these? and if metal what good is tile saw? you need a miter saw with metal blade
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how thick are these? and if metal what good is tile saw? you need a miter saw with metal blade
I cut mosaics all the time with a wet saw that contain both metal. glass and other. The backs are probably hollowed out.
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Backs are solid fill. My guess a thin metal overlay. As for the grouting. I was concerned a float might scratch the surface
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Backs are solid fill. My guess a thin metal overlay. As for the grouting. I was concerned a float might scratch the surface
It wouldn't be the float but sanded grout that might scratch it, I would refer to the manufacturer if you wish to use sanded grout.
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I cut mosaics all the time with a wet saw that contain both metal. glass and other. The backs are probably hollowed out.
oh i c. I have never dealt with the stuff luckily.
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Just to update the thread.
A diamond wet saw blade on my wet saw did the job,
Unsanded grout with a glass tile float did the trick for grouting
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Just to update the thread.
A diamond wet saw blade on my wet saw did the job,
Unsanded grout with a glass tile float did the trick for grouting
How many metal caps popped off in the process and had to be glued back on?

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None. The backing is a solid material
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None. The backing is a solid material
Nice, I worked on a back splash that was all metal tile, it was a thin metal cap over a ceramic tile and they really liked to pop off the solid back.
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Me too.
especially the 12 x 12 mesh backed glass tile. The metal capped inserts are a pain in the ass.

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