Cutting wood tiles - avoid damage

Wood tiles are available almost exclusively in a certain size. Of course, our balconies or terraces are not always compatible. So it can happen that they have to cut some of the wooden tiles, and be it only because the drainpipe of the balcony was installed somewhat unfavorably. Here we show how the cutting of the wooden tiles works.

Segments of wooden tiles

The wooden tiles have a fundamental advantage, because the individual short wooden planks are mounted on a plastic grid. If you already know in advance that several of your wooden tiles need to be customized, you should pay attention to tiles with a smaller pattern. Here you can cut out parts.

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Not only does the size of the individual small wooden planks differ from manufacturer to manufacturer for wooden tiles, the plastic substrate is also slightly different. In most cases, it is only this subsurface that you have to cut in order to adapt the wooden tile.

All you need is a Japanese saw or a similarly fine saw. Then you can cut the plastic mesh on the back along the joints between the small wooden planks.

Saw wooden tiles

Of course, in some cases it may also be desirable to match the tile exactly to a balcony. Then you should transfer the measurements exactly to the tile, but minus a certain distance. The wood tile should have about two inches of clearance on the sides to a wall so that the wood can work and the wood tiles do not get pinched.

If the cuts you want to make are curved, the jigsaw is the perfect saw. If you actually need to cut through the wood, it is important that the newly created edges are well sealed. If water can penetrate the wood, it quickly becomes rotten and rotten.

Tips & Tricks If only a little is left of a wooden tile after cutting, the tile can tip over and become a tripping hazard on the floor. You should therefore connect such small modules with a complete wooden tile that is laid next to them before cutting them to size. From the underside, this can be done quite well with small strips.