How To Set Out & Drill Holes In Tiles for Pipework

Craig Phillips started his working life as an apprentice bricklayer, and after several years of studying went on to set up his own successful construction company. In 2000, his life took a dramatic change when he won Britain’s first ever reality TV show, Big Brother.  Craig put his new found fame to use, and went on to combine his knowledge of construction and media savvy to forge a brilliant career as one of the UK’s leading DIY and home improvement experts.

With his vast knowledge, we thought he’d be the perfect person to help create our series of  ‘How To’ videos that are designed to answer the top ten most frequently asked questions that we receive about tiles and tiling.

In our second video, Craig takes you through the process of how to cut around a pipe and drill holes in your tiles.

From the order in which your tiles should be laid to the easiest way to mark your tile for the position of the hole and how to ensure you don’t crack the tile when you drill, Craig will walk you through the entire process.

How to Set and Drill Tiles for Pipework Video 1

How to Set and Drill Tiles for Pipework Video 2

How to Set and Drill Tiles for Pipework Video 3

He also covers how to drill through a tile in situ for wall hung accessories without your drill sliding across the ceramic surface, the type of drill bit that’s best for the job as well as the settings to use on your drill.

How to Drill Holes in Tiles

For a similar look to the tiles that Craig uses in this video, check out our Dolomite range of wall and floor tiles and request a free sample.

As a multi-award winning interior design content creator, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey and dispenses interior design advice in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over all the latest trends in design, she’s adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for vintage bargains and filling her home with her favourite neutral – gold.