Relatively affordable as DIY projects go, Tiling is also one of the most popular among homeowners. New tile can cover a multitude of sins and transform a space — from tiny entry to spacious kitchen — in a matter of hours, if it’s done properly. This book presents all of the information needed to take on a tiling project from start to finish, including planning and layout, installation, and upkeep — from tiling a kitchen counter or outdoor patio, to installing glass block in a shower, on a curve. From the For Pros By Pros series, this book delivers pro-rated instruction guaranteed to get the job done right the first time.
About the Author Fine Homebuilding publishes only the most authoritative articles on tiling by experts in the field; this book brings together the best of the best. These experienced contributors share the fundamentals, as well as tips and tried-and-true techniques to tile like a pro.
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SKU FHB62077634 Table Of Contents Introduction
Part 1: Bathroom Projects
Tiling a Tub Surround
Upgrading to a Tile Shower
Installing a Shower Niche
Tiling a Shower with Marble
Glass-Block Shower on a Curve
Tiling a Bathroom Floor
A Sloping Floor for a Barrier-Free Bath
Installing a Leakproof Shower Pan
Details from Great Bathrooms
Part 2: Kitchen Projects
Putting Tile to Work in the Kitchen
Tiling a Kitchen Counter
Tiling over a Laminate Counter
Tiling a Backsplash
Details from Great Kitchens
Part 3: Tiling Techniques
Buying or Renting Tile Saws
Cutting Ceramic Tile
A Fearless Approach to Epoxy Grout
A New Way to Tile a Big Floor
Tiling with Limestone
Replacing a Broken Tile
For only a few dollars per square foot, you can upgrade from an ordinary fiberglass shower to a ceramic-tiled shower surround. The inexpensive tiled shower will require more maintenance than the fiberglass and may look only marginally better. But if you can afford to kick in a few extra dollars to add a band of glass or a handful of accent tiles to the surround, you can quickly start to make the project sing. Of course, if you’re not careful with your budget, you can easily blow your retirement on tile, too.
For all of these reasons, particularly its great range of style and price, tile gets a lot of coverage in Fine Homebuilding. It’s not only a durable option for showers, either. Tile is ideal for kitchen, bathroom, and entry floors, backsplashes and countertops. Like most homebuilding projects however, the quality materials you choose are only as good as the installation. Whether you’re tiling over an existing laminate counter or tackling a new floor, it’s the small details that make the difference between a finished project that looks good and one that looks great; one that will stain and crack and one that will last for decades to come.
For nearly 30 years we’ve been lucky to have tile setters like Tom Meehan and Jane Aeon share their hard-earned experiences with us. Manufacturers are helping, too. Today there are tile backer boards and membranes, mortars, thinsets, and grouts that are easy to use in every tile application. This book, a collection of the best tile stories Fine Homebuilding has published, is meant to help you sort through the design decisions, products, and installation details you need for a successful tile project.
Brian Pontolilo, editor
Video No Author Editors of Fine Homebuilding ISBN 978-1-62710-074-8 Publication Year 2013 Pages 192 Photo 377 Drawings No Video Download No Other Formats No Cover PDF Download Format eBook (PDF)
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