I am re-tiling my bathroom floor. I have tiled floors before and was always able to cut what I needed with hand tools or simple power tools. The tiles my wife picked for the bathroom seem to be made of adamantinium-- I can barely score the suckers, let alone cut them. I will either have to bring them to the hardware store to be cut, or rent a wet saw for a day. What do you recommend?  BTW, we're talking about 14 cuts, some of them curved.

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You might ask the hardware store what's cheaper.  If it's only 14, it might be cheaper, but that curved cut could complicate things.  There's also the fact that if you're no expert (and even if you are), some will break and you'll need more cuts.

I rented a wet saw to do my floor. But everything was square. I agree the curved could complicate it big time. I think most wet saws are all straight cuts.

Doesn't hurt to ask how much rental is, or for them to do it.

Since the tiles were bought at Lloyd's hardware store, they cut them all for free. They couldn't do the curved cuts, but I can deal with that, since most of those cuts will be hidden under plumbing or cabinetry. 

I cut tiles all the time and I use a diamond blade in a 4inch grinder failing that watch the latest instalment of wolverine , I heard they manage to break his claws .
Adamantium tiles are usually called "porcelain". Yes, they are HARD, much harder than ceramic tile and the score and snap method really doesn't work with them.

Curved cuts are no problem if the profile can be approached from the edge of the uncut tile (i.e. not a hole in the middle of the tile).

You just draw your curve with a grease pencil, then make a series of cuts with the tile saw: make a cut every 1/4" all along the curve (bring the blade up to about 1/16" shy of the desired cut line). Then use your tile nippers to break them off. If you want a real nice finish, use a tile rubbing stone to give a finished edge. But that isn't needed if the edge is not visible

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