Secondly, how do you drill a hole in ceramic without cracking it?
Additionally, how do you cut a hole in a pot?
How do you drill a hole in ceramic?
Porcelain is a type of ceramic that has a baked-on glazed finish with a porous inside. The glazed finish is tough and waterproof, which is why porcelain makes an ideal sink. … A regular drill bit will dull quickly, and a hammer drill bit shatters the porcelain instead of drilling through it.
Terracotta pots have a lot of pros. They’re great for plants because they’re porous and allow air and water to flow through them. This helps prevent root rot or soil disease which could kill your plants. … The drainage hole helps your plant not retain too much water!
The main difference between a porcelain and ceramic tile is the rate of water they absorb. Porcelain tiles absorb less than 0.5% of water whilst ceramic and other non-porcelain tiles will absorb more. This is down to the stuff used to make porcelain tiles. The clay is denser and so less porous.
As mentioned earlier, drilling through tile requires a specialist drill bit – regular or even masonry bits simply won’t do the job as they’re not strong enough to penetrate tiles’ hard surfaces. Instead, you should opt for either carbide-tipped or diamond-tipped drill bits.