on Setting Tile for a Wide Range of Home Tiling Projects
By Michael Schweit & Robin
Expert Advice for All Your Tiling
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
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 of Tiling Complete even point out several types of
tiling projects -- with potentially costly repercussions -- that are
best left for the professionals.
850 full 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
- 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.
Soft-cover, 9-3/16 x 10-7/8 in., 240 pages, with
850 full color
photos and drawings
Paperback, 234 pages