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Homeskills: Ceramic Tile: How to Install Ceramic Tile for Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops (Homeskills)

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As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile turns each of your bland surfaces into a blank canvas.
 
To many homeowners, laying tile sounds like a recipe for stress, physical injury, artistic embarrassment, or all of the above. But we’ll let you in on a secret: with some basic knowledge and a little persistence, anyone can do it—and you’ll feel especially proud when you tally up the money you just saved by doing it yourself. With HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile, you’ll receive expert instruction in the fundamentals of tiling your living space. Through user-friendly project descriptions and vivid how-to photography, you’ll learn all the necessary tiling skills in a concise, accessible way: designing your layout and selecting the perfect tiles, handling and cutting them properly, working with grouts and adhesives, and putting the finishing touches on a confident installation. You’ll be able to tackle any surface, from floors and walls to countertops and backsplashes, and at any pace you prefer—take it easy and get it just right over time or blast away and transform an entire room in an afternoon. So set your hesitations aside. HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile is your one-stop DIY guide to the custom tile job you never thought you could pull off.
 
Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, landscaping, plumbing, and wiring.

Synopsis:

With HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile, you’ll receive expert instruction in the fundamentals of tiling almost any surface in your living space, from floors and walls to countertops and backsplashes.

About the Author

The editors and publishers at Cool Springs Press have combined their decades of experience to create more than 30 best-selling classics on gardening, landscaping, home repair, and remodeling. With the added expertise of the United States' most knowledgeable Do It Yourself writers and photographers, our state and local gardening books are tailored to specific regional environments across the country, while our renowned series of foolproof home improvement books have long been trusted on both the bookshelf and the job site. View our full catalog at CoolSpringsPress.com or connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/CoolSpringsPress), Twitter (@CoolSpringsDIY), or Pinterest (pinterest.com/CoolSpringsDIY).

Table of Contents

Introduction 
 
Tile Basics
Buy Tile & Materials
Floor Tile       
Wall Tile        
Types of Tile
Materials: Levelers & Resurfacers  
Materials: Tile Backer          
Materials: Tile Membranes
Materials: Tile Transition Strips     
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    
Cutting Tile   
Cutting Cementboard          
 
Tiling Floors
Evaluating & Preparing Floors       
Removing Floor Coverings     
Removing Underlayment    
Installing Underlayment     
Installing Ceramic Floor Tile           
Installing Ceramic Tile 

on a Basement Floor        

Installing A Glass Mosaic Tile Floor
Installing A Shower Base     

Tiling Walls
Evaluating & Preparing Walls        
Removing Wall Surfaces        
Installing Cementboard on Walls   
Laying Out Wall Tile
Installing Wall Tile   
Installing a Tile Tub Surround       
 
Tiling Countertops & Backsplashes
Tiling a Countertop  
Tiling a Backsplash  
 
Tiling Outdoors
Tiling Steps   
Tiling a Patio 
 
Resources
Metric Conversions  
Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591865803
Author:
Editors Of Cool Springs Press
Publisher:
Cool Springs Press
Author:
Editors of Cool Springs Press
Subject:
Remodeling & Renovation
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Subject:
porcelain tiles
Subject:
ceramic tiles
Subject:
mosaic how to
Subject:
Decorating
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Revised
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color photos
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.81 x 8.25 in

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Engineering » Home Construction » Decorating » By Room
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Engineering » Home Construction » Remodeling
Engineering » Home Construction » Remodeling Specification

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