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Print Length: 11 pages
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Publisher: Books of all Kinds (May 14, 2013)
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
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While I agree with Pencilist that it was a little too basic and photos would have been a BIG improvement, I don't feel it needs to be judged so harshly. Yes, his/her points were well taken, there could have been a little bit more detail on the tools. Also, most professionals I have watched lay out the entire room first, then pick the tiles back up and begin. While this seems like a lot of extra work, it avoids some of the problems you can run into. You really want to avoid having a room of all full tiles and then one row of tiles 1" wide for the final row against the wall if possible. If the author does a little revision this would be a very good basic guide for the non-handyman who wants to give this task a try. Perhaps the author could visit a Saturday workshop at Home Depot or Lowes and pick up some tips to add to this guide.
I saw this book as being WAY to basic in nature. Quick instructions that doesn't give a lot of detail. Such as telling you to use items, without really telling you what it is, or how to use it correctly. An example is, telling you to use an edge trowel, without pointing out what the edge trowel is, the best angle to hold it at, and that the different sizes of the notches are used for different purposes. Photos would have been helpful as well. I'm sorry, but I've seen much better instructions for free on the internet.
My husband and I like to put our own personal touches on our house and enjoy doing projects ourselves. This book gave me the basics and knowledge we needed to do our kitchen floor. It turned out fantastic!
This book was great, I have never attempted to do tile before but with this book's step by step instruction it was very easy to do and follow. It was very thorough and I never felt lost or like I didn't know what to do next.
This took eight minutes to read... You can learn so much more with a simple internet search. I feel cheated.
I am thankful that this book has helped me get started on my tiling project. I wasn't overloaded with information to start and was helpful on the course to getting my project started. Thank you.
This is such a great, no fluff instructional on how to lay your own tile. The step by step instructions are very easy to follow and understand. All the information you need in one place.