If appropriate bits and drills are used, ceramic tiles are easy to bore holes in to. Ceramic tile drill bits are those appropriate drill bits that are used to drill holes of varied sizes in a ceramic tile. These tiles are delicate enough and can shatter if excess pressure or force is applied on them, thus while choosing a drill bit one should be aware that the bit so chosen is not hammer bit or the bits used to drill tough substances like concrete and others.
Ceramic refers to an inorganic synthetic produced solid that is non-metallic in nature. Ceramic tiles are those delicate tiles which are made of clay and can shatter or break when drilled with the wrong drill bit. These tiles also have a thin layer of silica which adds shine to the tiles. Ceramic tile drill bits are to be chosen with utmost care, a wrong bit selection may easily harm these tiles. One appropriate bit for drilling holes into ceramic tiles is a ceramic tile masonry bit. These bits are especially meant to bore ceramic tiles and are equipped with every feature that helps to drill these kinds of soft and gentle tiles. This bit has a relatively low rotating speed that will ease drilling holes into these tiles. Ceramic tile drill bits should not have a high revolution speed, as it can damage the tile and results in shattering. A ceramic tile bit should have low revolution speed like 200 to 300 revolutions per minute. These bits are used for home improvement and construction purposes. They are available in sizes like 0.25”, 0.75”, 0.125” and 1/32”.
Ceramic tile drill bits should never be used with a hammer drill as these drills will generate rapid, rhythmic and high-density vibrations. These vibrations emitted from hammer drill may cause a crack and can even break the tile. Ceramic tile drill bits are very much compatible with a power drill which comes with speed regulator; this will restrict the rotations of a bit by two to three hundred. Selecting an appropriate bit for the purpose of boring holes in ceramic tiles is of prominent nature. Twisted bits are not to be used for the purpose of drilling these tiles as these twisted bits will not be able to bypass the silica coat. The carbide tipped masonry drill bit is an efficient bit for the purpose of drilling ceramic tiles, as they are smooth and can even drill up to 5-grade ceramic tiles. The uses of carbide on the tips allow the easy and smooth bypass of the drill bit into the tile. An important measure to be taken with these carbide tipped masonry ceramic tile drill bits is that they are to be used with a coolant, if necessary. As these ceramic bits will emit heat as a result of friction between the tile and the bit, the use of coolant becomes necessary. Therefore to sum it all up, ceramic tile drill bits are smooth and gentle, with decent revolution speed and a sharp tip that bores ceramic tiles easily and efficiently.