The Complete Guide to Tile

The Complete Guide to Tile

Ceramic, Stone, Porcelain, Terra Cotta, Glass, Mosaic

Book - 2015 | Updated 4th edition
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Transform your home with confidence using our step-by-step methods for perfectly installed tile!

Installing tile is one of the most popular DIY projects out there. It is a fun skill to have, is relatively easy to learn, and can save you a bundle of cash if you do it on your own! You can work at just about any pace you find comfortable, and the results can utterly transform a room. Most commonly used on bathroom and entryway floors and walls, tile has many other useful applications, including kitchen countertops and backsplashes. Exterior tile for patios can be permanently bonded to a concrete base or loose-set over a stable subsurface. Ceramic tile is the most common choice, but porcelain, terra cotta, stone, glass, and even new products made from recycled materials are perfect for adding a new look to any space. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Tile 4th Edition includes clear, step-by-step information on how to design and install all types of tile in just about any project you can imagine. The new, updated material in this 4th edition includes:

- Installing a curbless shower and wet-room floor in a bathroom

- Brand-new wall tiling sequences

- An expanded shopper guide for all interior and exterior tile options

- New information on common repair jobs, including regrouting

- Exciting decorative projects for crafty DIYers

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2015
Edition: Updated 4th edition
ISBN: 9781591866343
Branch Call Number: 691.4 Comp 2015
Characteristics: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Gallery of tile projects
Ceramic tile basics
Floor tile
Wall tile
Types of tile
Buying tile & tiling materials
Cutting tile
Materials & tools
Materials: levelers & resurfacers
Materials: tile backer
Materials: tile membranes
Materials: thinset mortar
Materials: grout
Tools for removing old surfaces
Tools for repairing substrates
Tools for installing substrates
Tools for layout
Tools for cutting tile
Tools for setting & grouting tile
Floor projects
Gallery of flooring tile projects
Evaluating & preparing floors
Removing floor coverings
Removing underlayment
Radiant floor
Ceramic floor tile
Stone & mosaic tile floor
Glass mosaic tile floor
Diy mosaic design
Combination tile floor
Porcelain snap-lock tile
Shower base
Wall projects
Gallery of wall tile projects
Evaluating & preparing walls
Removing wall surfaces
Installing & finishing wallboard
Installing cementboard on walls
Wall tile layouts
Installing wall tile
Installing a tub tile surround
Tiled tub apron
Tile wall niche
Retrofit accent strip
Fireplace surround
Tile countertop
Granite tile countertop
Tiled backsplash
Tiled island
Outdoor projects
Tiled steps
Tiled patio
Rubber paver tiles
Mortar-set paver patio
Decorative projects
Creating mosaic planters
Bathroom mirror frame
Address marker mosaic
Mosaic wall hanging
Tiled sink base
Handmade tile
Tiled garden bench
Repair projects
Maintaining floor tile
Grout colorant
Repairing wall tile


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