Things You Will Need
- Window cleaner
- Paper towel
- Measuring tape
- Straight edge
- Glass cutter
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton ball
Mirrored tiles are used in decorating for a variety of reasons, from making a room look bigger to the simple desire for reflective surfaces. Sometimes these tiles must be cut to fit into a certain area.
Cutting a mirror tile is not complicated, and they are inexpensive enough that it doesn't matter if you damage a few while you get the hang of the technique. Master the procedure and cut tiles with ease.
- Clean the tile with window cleaner and a paper towel.
- Measure the space that you need for your tile.
- Transfer this measurement onto the tile with a permanent marker. Use a ruler to keep the line straight.
- Place the tile on a flat table.
- Clamp a straight edge to the tile and table with two clamps, positioned next to the marker line. The clamps must have rubber grips to protect the mirror surface.
- Hold a class cutter at one end of the line and, using the straight edge as a guide, pull the cutter toward you along the line, applying steady pressure to score the mirror.
- Remove the mirror from the clamps and place it, scored-side up, onto a wooden dowel. The dowel should line up with the score line.
- Apply steady downward pressure with your hands on the tile on each side of the scored line. The tile should break cleanly along the score.
- Remove the marker line with rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball.
Wear gloves when you snap the glass to protect yourself from sharp edges.