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How to Cut Porcelain Slabs for Benches & Showers

How to Cut Porcelain Slabs for Benches & Showers

How to Cut Porcelain Slabs for Benches and Showers

If you are looking to install a bench in your shower or bathtub area, you may be considering a porcelain slab. Lusso Stone’s porcelain slabs offer many benefits over other materials, including the ability to add colour and texture to your custom bathroom.

How to Cut Porcelain Slabs

Dry cutting is the best method for large slabs that are less than 30cm thick. Dry cutting involves using a diamond blade to make the initial cuts and then using a water jet machine to finish those shapes by grinding away any excess material in between your desired lines.

This is how we cut our porcelain slabs for countertops and benches:

  • Draw out an outline of where we want to cut
  • Use a diamond blade to make all our larger cuts
  • Follow up with an abrasive-waterjetting machine until everything has been ground down nicely into what looks like one huge slab of porcelain tile

Marking Cut Lines

When cutting porcelain, it’s important to mark the cut lines to ensure the cuts are accurate. If you have access to expensive laser-leveling equipment, this is the best way to create straight lines.

Otherwise, there are a few options:

  • Use a ruler and pencil to draw straight lines across the surface of your slab
  • Mark each line with a permanent marker or pen so that it will be easy to see when cutting out pieces later

Pre-Cut Porcelain Slabs

Porcelain Slab Sizes at Lusso Stone

Lusso Stone provides an extensive range of large format porcelain slabs to suit your residential or commercial project.

Our range includes an array of segmental sizes that combine seamlessly. The sizes available are:

  • 1600mmx3200mm
  • 1200mmx2700mm
  • 1200mmx2400mm
  • 795mmx2400mm
  • 900mmx1800mm

The variety of sizes grants you the liberty of using porcelain in a variety of applications, from porcelain slab shower floors to porcelain splashbacks in the kitchen.

Porcelain Slab Thickness at Lusso Stone

The thickness of porcelain slabs, tiles and backsplashes is measured in millimetres (mm). Our range comes in 3 different sizes:

  • 8mm
  • 9mm
  • 12mm

Large slab porcelain tiles exert strength in thin sections, making them easier to install when compared to conventional natural stone materials such as granite or marble.

Porcelain Slab Finishes at Lusso Stone

In addition to being manufactured from natural materials, porcelain slabs come in a variety of shades and textures. Lusso Stone’s wide range of porcelain slabs can be designed to 65 different colours and finishes. In terms of the texture of your porcelain, you can choose between gloss, satin or matte.

Custom Orders are Welcome

In addition to the pre-cut sizes available at Lusso Stone, we are also open to custom options for special orders. If you have a design vision you wish to achieve, contact us today to speak to our team about your requirements, we’re happy to help!

Whether you’re looking for a porcelain slab shower floor or a kitchen countertop, Lusso Stone has you covered. Call us today on 07 3607 3179 to speak to us about your home innovation project in Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast. Alternatively, you can contact the team online.

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