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Title:
Tiling
Author:
Cassell, Julian.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Alexandria, VA : Time-Life Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
112 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737003123
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

You don't need a contractor to get professional results. From choosing the correct tools to smoothing the grout, Tiling contains easy-to-follow guidance on all the necessary techniques, as well as offering invaluable advice on how to integrate tiled surfaces into existing decorative schemes. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Planning and Preparation
Tools and equipmentp. 10
Planning a designp. 12
Types of tilep. 14
Order of workp. 16
Preparing wallsp. 18
Creating a fresh surfacep. 20
Boxing inp. 22
Final planningp. 24
Tiling Technique
Starting levelp. 26
Applying adhesivep. 28
Applying the first tilesp. 30
Cutting tilesp. 32
Internal cornersp. 34
External cornersp. 36
Grouting and polishingp. 38
Caulkingp. 40
Functional tilesp. 42
Tiling Awkward Areas
Cutting around electrical fixturesp. 44
Cutting around pipesp. 46
Internal window recessesp. 48
Making and tiling a bathtub panelp. 50
Tiling around sinksp. 52
Tiling a backsplashp. 54
Tiled bordersp. 56
Tiling countertopsp. 58
Tiling a fireplacep. 60
Inserting a mirrorp. 62
Size and Pattern Combinations
Tiled scenesp. 64
Sheet mosaicsp. 66
Broken mosaicsp. 68
Using large tilesp. 70
Combining sizesp. 72
Diamond patternp. 74
Brick bond patternp. 75
Herringbone patternp. 76
Tiling Floors
Choosing a designp. 78
Preparing wooden floor surfacesp. 80
Preparing concrete floor surfacesp. 82
Where to startp. 84
Laying the first tilesp. 86
Cutting tilesp. 88
Making templates for floor tilesp. 90
Grouting floor tilesp. 92
Laying heavy-duty tilesp. 94
Grouting heavy-duty tilesp. 96
Repair and Renovation
Replacing damaged tilesp. 98
Drilling tilesp. 100
Changing groutp. 102
Maintaining grout and caulkingp. 104
Restoring an old tiled floorp. 106
Repairing a damaged floorp. 108
Renovating slate floorsp. 110
Renovating flagstonesp. 111
Indexp. 112

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