How To Cut Flooring Angles In Three Easy Steps

If you’re a do it yourselfer who’s looking to lay tile or other flooring in your own home then this article will describe the fast and easy way that professionals use to mark and cut tiles around any corners – even complex ones – for a perfect fit.

Anyone who has ever laid any type of flooring knows how much of a pain measuring, marking and getting angles to lay just right can be. There are several ways to mark and cut them, but I haven’t found one as easy and simple as using a little tool called the Anglebuster, so that is the tool I will use for this article. It simplifies angle cutting to three easy steps: Set, Mark, and Cut.

The Anglebuster is essentially a ruler with two arms which the user swings into place to mimic the angle. It also has four grout gauges, made to fit four common grout spacing sizes. We will be using the Anglebuster for this example.

First, set the tool on the completed portion of the tile floor, making sure the grout spacer overlaps the tile. It’s best to go from either end of the tile, although if there isn’t enough space, the user can go off one of the marks on the ruler. Swing the arms into position, and transfer the tool to the tile to be cut.

Butt the grout spacer to the end of the tile and ensure you are setting the Anglebuster from the same side of the tile as it was previously set to on the tile.

Second, Mark the tile with a carpenter’s pencil, or marker. If the lines do not match up, use a ruler to connect the lines.

Step 3 – cut the tile just as you have marked it for a fast and easy fitting around even a complex corner.

If there are any further angles to mark, repeat the process described above. Cut the tile, and place it to ensure an accurate fit. Quick and easy.

There is an Anglebuster made for flooring without any grout spacers, as well, such as wood flooring, VC tile, and others. It works pretty much the same way.

Use these 3 easy steps for any kind of flooring job or for do it yourself projects in your own home.