How to Drill Through Ceramic Tile

by Build .com


  • Drill
  • Carbide masonry or glass drill bit
  • Masking tape
  • Pen or marking instrument
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ceramic tile is a durable and decorative addition to the home, but it can be difficult to drill into. The attractive glaze is slick and the drill bit will wander the surface trying to catch onto it.

    Step 2

    Here’s a safe and simple way to drill through ceramic tile.

    Step 3

    Using two pieces of masking tape, make an X where you want to drill.

    Step 4

    Mark the spot where you want to drill.

    Step 5

    Drill into the mark on the X. The masking tape will provide enough stickiness to drill, and you’ll have a nice clean hole as a result.

    Step 6