Ceramic Tile: Selecting, Installing, Maintaining covers everything that a DIYer needs to know about tiling floors, walls, counters, patios, and more. This is the only book to provide exhaustive background and how-to information along with step-by-step color photos in a complete package. Design and planning information helps readers select the right tile and prepare the site. Tiling skills, tools, and techniques are covered in detailed photos. Shows tile projects in how-to, step-by-step sequences. A complete tile-repair and maintenance guide is included. The emphasis is on solid, durable installations that can stand up to years of use in kitchens, baths, and other areas including exterior applications.
Date Published 7/28/2001
Rated By: Barbie
From: Tallahassee, FL
Comments: sbarbie This is a good how-to book. Clear step-by-step photos and instructions that are easy to follow. If you are looking for ideas and tile layouts keep looking.
Rated By: J. Oliver
From: Austin, Texas
Comments: Excellent book for beginner tile-setters I have been searching for the perfect book on tiling and finally I have found it. I have never done this before and have several projects in my home that I want to complete (floors, countertop, fireplace) and this is the first book that covers each one. This is a brief look into what the book holds: 1. Tile Basics (characteristics, sizes/shapes, room prep) 2. Tools and Matrials (prep tools, cutting tools, setting tools, basic materials) 3. Tiling floors 4. Tiling walls 5. Tiling countertops 6. Tiling tubs and showers 7. Indoor projects 8. Outdoor projects 9. Repairs and maintenance The pictures and illustrations are clear and easy to follow. I also like that the pictures are relatively up to date and modern looking. In short, this book has set me up to succeed in all of my tiling projects.