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HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile: How To Install Ceramic Tile For Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops

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. Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, landscaping, plumbing, and wiring.

Series: Homeskills

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Cool Springs Press; Second Edition, Revised edition (August 1, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1591865808

ISBN-13: 978-1591865803

Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Wonderful instructional manual for the tiling novice. I tried watching a few videos to see if I could learn to tile myself and finally decided to buy a book. I purchased this book based on the great reviews and I have to agree with them all. It really breaks down every aspect of tiling. It goes into details about prepping the area (demolition and deconstruction), how to prep a floor or wall for tiling (cement board, thin set, etc), and then has great details on how to do the tiling, how to space the tile, what grout to use based on the spacing, how to cut tile for edges and obstacles and so much more. I also like how it goes into great detail to describe the various tools you will need to get the project done and what they are used for. Nothing is worse than starting a project and getting stuck because you don't have the right tool. I find a book is so much more useful than looking at a video online.

There are good tile installing techniques in this book. I make mosaics and install them as backsplashes but the application is about the same as if you were installing larger ceramic tiles.

Excellent book for the beginner and intermediate tile experience. Fast shipping and great customer service.

We were expecting a little more information to help us on our wall tiling project. This is just the basics and not much detail. We received more info at the hardware store than this book provided.

This book has very good instructions! Great Book I would recommend it to any first time laying tile.There are too many requirements for leaving feedback.

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