Q: How do I cut a quartz backsplash?
A: Currently popular for countertops, quartz is an attractive but very hard material. Its density and durability against moisture are the characteristics that make it suitable for use it wet areas of kitchens and baths, but this also makes it difficult to cut. The best tool for making a very accurate, straight cut is to use a wet saw equipped with a diamond blade. The cutting action will generate a great deal of heat, and the water will be needed to cool down the blade. If you don’t want to purchase a wet saw, most rental outlets have them available.