GGCL Guide: How to install wall plugs into ceramic tiles
Most of the times, the ceramic wall tiles are the first to be installed even before the other decorative or necessary installments are made in your rooms, bathrooms and office spaces. This results in having to drill holes into the installed ceramic wall tiles for future installment of other accessories. In one of our previous articles we have seen how we can drill holes in the ceramic wall tiles to install screw and wall hangers. In this article we will learn how to install wall plugs into the ceramic wall tiles.
Since it isn’t possible to mount the wet saw on a vertical wall and use it to make a cut of installing wall plug and also it isn’t feasible to remove a certain specific ceramic wall tile from the already installed set up to cut the space and reinstall it, we will have to do with the drilling only. Now obviously the wall plug requires much larger cut out portion then what we did while installing screws and wall hangers. You should probably start off by marking the portion that want to cut and cover it with light colored masking tape.
The next part is same as drilling the holes in ceramic wall tiles. The only difference being here we would be drilling multiple holes. On the masking tape, start drilling holes adjacent to each other with a gap of 3-5 cm between them. This would ensure that the whole tile doesn’t break while making sure that it isn’t too strong for further cutting. Once you have drilled the holes covering the entire periphery of the masking tape, take the tile nipper and start cutting those gaps which you had placed between the holes. Once all the gaps have been cut your piece of cut tile will come out making the perfect place for installing wall plug. Before you start installing the wall plug, make sure you sand of the edges of the recently made cut.