I am going to be putting in 12x12 inch granite tile on my kitchen
countertop. The installation will be pretty straightforward because
my counters are straight without any complicated turns. However, I
will need to cut some of the tiles to fit. My questions are:
1. Do I need a special masonary blade to cut granite tile? I have a
7" masonry blade I bought from HD for purposes of cutting sewer pipe.
I suspect that it is a general purpose diamond blade.
2. Do I cut granite tile in a special way? For example, do I start
cuts on the smooth or shiny side.... or, should I start cuts on the
dull side of the tile?
Is there anything else I should know about handling these tiles??
Your input will be greatly appreciated.