Ceramic tile : easy, elegant makeovers by Editors of CPi

By Editors of CPi

Here’s How…Ceramic Tile bargains the 21 ceramic tile tasks that provide owners the main bang for his or her remodeling dollar. starting with the fundamentals of dealing with tile, adhesives and grout, the booklet then offers whole, foolproof directions for a large choice of flexible tile initiatives, from simple flooring installations, to ornamental backsplash and urban step veneers. that includes a similar top-notch details and world-class images because the entire consultant to adorning with Ceramic Tile, this e-book deals a streamlined presentation of all of the ceramic tile fundamentals, at a cost that's unsurpassed. Value-conscious owners hardly take pleasure in this sort of discount.

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Install the border tiles. 3 2 Draw diagonal layout lines at a 45° angle to the perpendicular reference lines. Use standard tile-setting techniques to set field tiles inside the border. Kneel on a wide board to distribute your weight if you need to work in a tiled area that has not cured overnight. Installing a Tile Floor ■ 47 15. Installing a Glass Mosaic Floor T hroughout history, mosaic tile has been more than a floor or wall covering—it’s been an art form. ” Mosaic tile is beautiful and durable, and working with it is easier than ever today.

54 ■ HERE’S HOW: CERAMIC TILE 2 Staple 15# building paper to the subfloor of the shower base. Disassemble the 3-piece shower drain and glue the bottom piece to the drain pipe with PVC cement. Partially screw the drain bolts into the drain piece, and stuff a rag into the drain pipe to prevent mortar from falling into the drain. 4 Staple galvanized metal lath over the building paper; cut a hole in the lath 1⁄2" from the drain. Mix floor mortar (or “deck mud”) to a fairly dry consistency, using a latex additive for strength; mortar should hold its shape when squeezed (inset).

Laying Out Wall Designs ■ 39 14. Installing a Tile Floor T ile flooring should be durable and slip-resistant. Look for floor tile that is textured or softglazed—for slip resistance—and has a Class or Group rating of 3, 4, or 5—for strength. Floor tile should also be glazed for protection from staining. If you use unglazed tile, be sure to seal it properly after installation. See pages 11 through 35 for more information on selecting floor tile. Standard grouts also need stain protection. Mix your grout with a latex additive, and apply a grout sealer after the new grout sets, then reapply the sealer once a year thereafter.

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