A tile file is normally made from Aluminium oxide and is an essential piece of kit. Often when a tile is cut using a traditional tile cutter it has a very sharp edge, this is best removed with a tile file before the tile is fixed in position.


tile file

Tile files come in several different types but the most common type is the piece of Aluminium oxide.

sharp tile

This tile has been cut with a traditional score and snap tile cutter.

The cut edge is rough and can be sharp. This edge is best removed with a tile file.

tile being filed

To use the tile file hold the tile firmly, then use a forwards and backwards motion whilst applying light pressure.

You can also put the tile file down on a flat surface and then move the tile forwards and backwards to file the tile