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Taunton's Tiling Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish
     

Taunton's Tiling Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish

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by Michael Schweit, Robin Nicholas
 

Lots of homeowner's are intrigued with the many possibilities tile provides for improving the aesthetic beauty of their homes.

But anyone who tries to design and install a new tile surface soon realizes this is truly an art and science unto itself — with its own language, materials, tools, techniques and special skills.

If you're ready to tackle the unique

Overview

Lots of homeowner's are intrigued with the many possibilities tile provides for improving the aesthetic beauty of their homes.

But anyone who tries to design and install a new tile surface soon realizes this is truly an art and science unto itself — with its own language, materials, tools, techniques and special skills.

If you're ready to tackle the unique challenges of a home tiling project, you'll really appreciate the breadth and depth of information in Tiling Complete .

Brought to you by two tiling experts — each with over 20 years as working professionals — this all-encompassing manual delivers everything you need to handle any tiling job from start to finish.

The authors even point out several types of tiling projects — with potentially costly repercussions — that are best left for the professionals.

Loaded with color photographs and detailed instructions in clear, precise language, Tiling Complete makes it a breeze to get the job done right — even if you're a novice.

Here are a few examples of what you'll find.

  • Learn about the wide variety of tile types, from standard ceramic, porcelain and terra-cotta pavers to natural stone, glass, specialty and trim tile
  • Discover the natural characteristics of each (hardness, softness, durability) and which work best for specific applications and situations
  • Find out about design options that include color, décor and style, tile size, shape and orientation, and combining tile with other materials
  • Get expert advice about tools and techniques for everything from preparation, demolition and repair to cutting, drilling, installing, grouting and caulking tile
  • Gain a working knowledge of installation materials, membranes, substrates, adhesives, grout sealants, caulks — and how to choose what's right for your job
  • Explore the finer points of tiling floors, countertops, walls and backsplashes — with step-by-step instructions to make your finished product a thing of beauty

If you'd like to enhance your home with the unique texture and beauty of tile, here's a book that delivers all the expertise you'll need to get amazing results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561588121
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/08/2008
Series:
Taunton's Complete Series
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
552,410
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.61(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Schweit has been a licensed tile contractor for more than 25 years. He has installed ceramic and stone tiles on a multitude of custom residential projects. Michael has gained an excellent reputation for executing technically challenging projects and for expert troubleshooting. He has apprenticed a number of tile setters to the challenging trade of tile and its craftsmanship. He is also a frequent technical advisor and consultant on projects involving tile restoration as well as tile job failures.

Robin Nicholas has worked as a professional in the tile industry for over two decades. She has worked as a tile installer, apprenticed employees, and served as a consultant. She is a member of the Tile Heritage Foundation, SAMA, and the Potters Council.

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Taunton's Tiling Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those that do plenty of diy, this is a good book to learn some basics about tiling. The book breaks down all of the basic information that you would need to do a tiling job from equipment, mortars, under-layment, to basic prep, grout, layout, tiling techniques (back splashes, floors, counter tops, walls), and long term care. The book is basic enough to get the job done, but you will need to have had some knowledge of basic tiling or other sources to tackle any specific problems that you might run into. Overall the book lays a good foundation for a tiling job. It has a good amount of pictures to see the actual applications and is laid out well
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a mosaic artist. I work with tile and glass. Finally a book that is so complete it takes all of the guess work out of installation. Now I understand the professional way to install anything from small projects to a floor. I love the 'Warnings' and the 'Trade Secrets'. The clarity of the photgraphs are wonderfully helpful. And in the Acnowledgments, seeing the authors give thanks to their dog and dogs on their job sites was very very sweet.
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