Now you can tile any wall in your house. From layout to grouting, professional tilesetter Michael Byrne offers his special insights into the techniques you need to accomplish the task. Using a bathroom job site, Byrne handles typical problems such as uneven, out-of-plumb walls, and maneuvering around bathtubs, plumbing and windows.
Rich in visual detail, the tape is clear enough for beginners and specific enough for professionals. Byrne teaches you to see the creative possibilities in awkward situations: a badly placed pony wall, for instance, becomes an attractive focal point when you tile it with a cove and a contrasting pinstripe. By watching Byrne you'll learn how to:
- use a jury stick to compare alternative layouts quickly
- apply a moisture membrane for a waterproof substrate
- mix mortar and float a vertical bed
- cut and shape tile, using biters and a snap cutter
See the companion videos, Tiling Floors
and Tiling Countertops
and the companion book, Setting Tile
. Page numbers from the book are keyed to the screen so you can refer back for more information.