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Grand finishes for tile : home installation projects 101
Nikitas, Matt.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2001.
Physical Description:
viii, 105 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TH8531 .N55 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Put in your own tile?!

Now there is no reason why you can't do it... and enjoy it!

Home improvement guru Matt Nikitas returns! In the third installment of the Grand Finishes series, he'll help guide the beginner, as well as the expert, through the world of tile setting--with clarify and humor!

First he takes you through the necessary preparations and answers the questiosn: Do I need to install an underlayment? Or can I tile right over this surface now? You'll know how to ensure a lasting tile job by understanding how professionals plan out their jobs and follow through to the grouting and caulking of the expansion joints.

With his trademark style--relaxed demeanor, patience, and thorough execution--Matt takes away the mystique that surrounds tiling, sharing the history of the art along with his own on-the-job experiences.

Author Notes

Matt Nikitas has offered his expertise on various television shows for Lifetime and HGTV and appears regularly on the Discovery Channel's Our Home and DIY Network's KDIY. His contracting career spans eighteen years in Northern California and New York. He lives in New York City. Visit his Web site,, and print out step-by-step projects, catch up on articles about tools and safety, and share ideas with him and other do-it-yourselfers.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Nikitas, author of several excellent titles on finishing techniques, has produced a helpful introduction to tile installation. Written in a readable style, this title provides a variety of information about tools, selecting tile, designing, installation (including area-specific instructions for floors, walls, and counters), and maintenance. Short sidebars ("The Voice of Experience") offer numerous tricks of the trade; they are a nice touch found in all of Nikitas's titles. This excellent and accessible introduction is recommended for all public library DIY collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.