Tiling Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish by Michael SchweitTiling Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish by Michael Schweit

Tiling Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish

byMichael Schweit, Robin Nicholas

Paperback | January 8, 2008

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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 special skills.

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 even point out several types of tiling projects -- with potentially costly repercussions -- that are best left for the professionals.

Loaded with 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 tile
  • 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.

Sandor Nagyszalanczy of Bonny Doon, California is a professional furniture designer and freelance writer, photographer and consultant. With nearly 25 years of experience building custom furniture, he is a former senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine and has appeared on The History Channel's "Modern Marvels" and ABC Television's "W...
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Title:Tiling Complete: Expert Advice from Start to FinishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10.88 × 9.19 × 0.61 inPublished:January 8, 2008Publisher:The Taunton PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1561588121

ISBN - 13:9781561588121

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Selecting Tile
Section 2. Tools & Techniques
Section 3. Installation Materials
Section 4. Project Preparation
Section 5. Planning and Layout
Section 6. Tiling Floors
Section 7. Tiling Countertops
Section 8. tiling Backsplashes & Walls
Section 9. Grouting, Caulking and Sealing
Section 10. Tile Maintenance and Repair