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How To: Scribe Tile

Follow these tips to scribe tile correctly and achieve professional-level results in your bathroom or kitchen flooring project.
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Here’s how to scribe a floor tile to fit around an uneven edge. Set the closest full tile in place, then use another full tile to mark the overlaps with a grease pencil. Keep moving the scribe tile to transfer the outline of the wall. Cut and trim along the penciled lines, then set the cut tile into place for a perfect fit.

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