Drilling floor tile

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by ben100, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. ben100

    ben100 Member

    Need to drill into a floor tile to install a doorstop any tips as I don't want to end up cracking the tile?
  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Don't have it on hammer.
  3. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Use a tile drill bit.
    Use masking tape on tile to mark point and helping stop drill bit wondering when starting to drill.
  4. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    All the above and depending on the type of tile, you may need a more specialised drill bit. Porcelain, can be very hard, and an ordinary masonry bit will struggle, but try first.
  5. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    DeWalt extreme masonry drill or similar quality. Go slow and not on hammer. Tickle the trigger on off a little and If bit gets hot spray water on to keep it cool. But oil drill bit when finished. Not duff job to drill and don't take long to get through. 3 mins tops
  6. Tom86

    Tom86 Member

    or use glass drill bit...
  7. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    Yes, if porcelain you will most probably need a diamond drill and even they can struggle. Well they did with mine and had to drill 4 holes to screw down toilet pan. Bloody nightmare!
  8. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    If you're being posh you can make a bund with plasticine and fill with cooling water.
  9. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Yep, although its about using the right kit! :)


    I use this type now. Can get around 10-15 holes out of one if you're very careful. 5 if its a Friday!! :D
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  10. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

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