HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile

HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile by Editors of CPi

How to Install Ceramic Tile for Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781591865803
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$14.99 / £9.99
As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile turns each of your bland surfaces into a blank canvas.
To many homeowners, laying tile sounds like a recipe for stress, physical injury, artistic embarrassment, or all of the above. But we’ll let you in on a secret: with some basic knowledge and a little persistence, anyone can do it—and you’ll feel especially proud when you tally up the money you just saved by doing it yourself. With HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile, you’ll receive expert instruction in the fundamentals of tiling your living space. Through user-friendly project descriptions and vivid how-to photography, you’ll learn all the necessary tiling skills in a concise, accessible way: designing your layout and selecting the perfect tiles, handling and cutting them properly, working with grouts and adhesives, and putting the finishing touches on a confident installation. You’ll be able to tackle any surface, from floors and walls to countertops and backsplashes, and at any pace you prefer—take it easy and get it just right over time or blast away and transform an entire room in an afternoon. So set your hesitations aside. HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile is your one-stop DIY guide to the custom tile job you never thought you could pull off.
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Creative Publishing international (CPi) is a worldwide publisher of how-to books. The company's current retail offering includes over 300 titles on topics covering home improvement, home decorating, sewing, crafting, hunting & fishing, and photography. Over the past 15 years, CPi has developed high-quality photography step-by-step books with nationally recognized brand partners like Black & Decker and Singer.

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781591865803
Illustrations: 356 color photos
Size: 8.25 in x 10.813 in x 0.375 in / 209.55 mm x 274.64 mm x 9.525 mm
Tile Basics
Buy Tile & Materials
Floor Tile       
Wall Tile        
Types of Tile
Materials: Levelers & Resurfacers  
Materials: Tile Backer          
Materials: Tile Membranes
Materials: Tile Transition Strips     
Materials: Thinset Mortar   
Materials: Grout       
Tools for Removing Old Surfaces   
Tools for Repairing Substrates       
Tools for Installing Substrates        
Tools for Layout       
Tools for Cutting Tile           
Tools for Setting & Grouting Tile    
Cutting Tile   
Cutting Cementboard          
Tiling Floors
Evaluating & Preparing Floors       
Removing Floor Coverings     
Removing Underlayment    
Installing Underlayment     
Installing Ceramic Floor Tile           
Installing Ceramic Tile 
on a Basement Floor        
Installing A Glass Mosaic Tile Floor
Installing A Shower Base     
Tiling Walls
Evaluating & Preparing Walls        
Removing Wall Surfaces        
Installing Cementboard on Walls   
Laying Out Wall Tile
Installing Wall Tile   
Installing a Tile Tub Surround       
Tiling Countertops & Backsplashes
Tiling a Countertop  
Tiling a Backsplash  
Tiling Outdoors
Tiling Steps   
Tiling a Patio 
Metric Conversions