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Ultimate Guide to Ceramic & Stone Tile, Third Edition, contains everything a do-it-yourselfer needs to know about tiling floors, walls, countertops, patios, and more. Design and planning information helps readers prepare the site and select the right ceramic, stone, porcelain, vinyl, or glass tile. Chapters on tools and materials feature how-to photo sequences so even novices can tackle tile projects successfully. The emphasis is on solid, durable installations that can stand up to years of use in ...

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Overview

Ultimate Guide to Ceramic & Stone Tile, Third Edition, contains everything a do-it-yourselfer needs to know about tiling floors, walls, countertops, patios, and more. Design and planning information helps readers prepare the site and select the right ceramic, stone, porcelain, vinyl, or glass tile. Chapters on tools and materials feature how-to photo sequences so even novices can tackle tile projects successfully. The emphasis is on solid, durable installations that can stand up to years of use in kitchens, baths, and other areas. The book also covers exterior applications and includes a practical and complete guide to repairing and maintaining existing tile.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580115469
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 2/8/2012
  • Series: Home Improvement
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 239
  • Sales rank: 626,235
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide: Ceramic & Stone Tiling

Table of Contents
 
Introduction...8

Chapter 1
TILE BASICS...10
A Short History of Tile
Tile Characteristics
Tile Sizes & Shapes
Ceramic Tile
Porcelain Tile
Stone Tile
Glass Tile
Terra-Cotta Tile
Decorative Tile Borders
Painted Tile
Mosaic Tile
Room Prep: Structure
Room Prep: Baths
Room Prep: Kitchens
Patterns & Working Lines
 

Chapter 2
TOOLS & MATERIALS...42
Layout & Prep Tools
Cutting Tools
Setting Tools & Materials
Finishing Tools
Basic Materials
Waterproof & Isolation Membranes
Mortar & Adhesives
Grouts & Sealers

Chapter 3
TILING FLOORS...56
Design Basics
Planning the Layout
Preparing the Floor
Reinforcing the Subfloor
Repairing Concrete Floors
Installing Field Tiles
Installing Partial Tiles
Grouting and Sealing
Preparing the Floor for Slate Tile
Installing the Slate
Design Ideas

Chapter 4
TILING WALLS...86
Layout and Preparation
Planning for Materals
Installing Drywall
Planning the Tile Layout
Installing and Finishing Tiles
Design Ideas

Chapter 5
TILING COUNTERTOPS...110
Planning the Layout
Building Countertops
Prepping for a Sink Installation
Installng Field Tiles
Installing Partial Tile and  Edging
Making a Countertop Backsplash
Backsplash Design Options
Finishing a Backsplash
Installing a Glass-Tile Backsplash
Installing a Mosaic Tile Vanity Top 
Design Ideas

Chapter 6
TILING TUBS & SHOWERS...140
Removing Old Tile
Planning the Job
Installing a Prefab Shower Pan
Installing a Mortar-Bed Shower Floor
Installing a Soap Dish
Installing a Grab Bar
Making a Shower Seat
Framing & Tiling Tubs
• Floor Framing Support
Design Ideas

Chapter 7
INDOOR PROJECTS...166
Tiling a Fireplace Hearth
Tiling a Fireplace Surround
Woodstoves
Range Hoods
Stairs
Design Ideas

Chapter 8
OUTDOOR PROJECTS...184
Preparing Concrete for Tile
Building a New Concrete Base
Making Slab Forms
Laying Tiles on a Slab
Tiling Entry Steps
Tile the Steps
Tiling a Pool Deck
Design Ideas

Chapter 9
REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE...202
Routine Cleaning
Routine Maintenance
Repairing a Tiled Tub Surround
Fixing Broken Tiles
Fixing Trapped Tiles

Appendix
TILE INSTALLATION SPECS...214
Tile Floors over Concrete Slabs
Tile Floors over Wood Subfloors
Tile Floors over Radiant Heat
Tile Walls
Tile Ceilings, Tub and Shower Walls, Countertops, and Tile-over Tile
   Renovations

Resource Guide...226
Glossary...230
Index...232
Metric Equivalents...238
Photo Credits...239

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Very informative

    Full of detailed instructions and explainations. Well worth the money

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