Working with Tile by Tom Meehan, Lane Meehan

By Tom Meehan, Lane Meehan

The newest options for the most recent know-how. Advances in expertise have introduced many new deploy items and instruments to the realm of tiling lately, together with waterproofing membranes, backerboards, grouts, and slicing instruments. That’s why DIYers will welcome the completely up to date, easy-to-follow instructions in operating with Tile.
Introducing all-new sections. You’ll reap the benefits of new content material targeting grouting (which could make or holiday any activity) and dealing with porcelain and glass tile (a day-by-day problem to tile and bathe door installers and plumbers). This perennial bestseller, first released in 2005 and now absolutely up to date, additionally presents specialist recommendation and over 370 images to steer you thru universal home improvement initiatives like including a backsplash or retiling a powder-room floor.
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About the Authors
Tom Meehan received his commence laying tile along with his father on weekends and has been fitting tile for greater than forty years. with his spouse, Lane, they personal Cape Cod Tileworks in Harwich, Massachusetts. they're either very long time individuals to high-quality Homebuilding journal.

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By 8-in. black ogee-shaped chair rail. At the bottom of the wall another band begins with a pencil molding and then a white 6-in. square, cut to fit the space. These bottom pieces give the effect of a tiled baseboard. The great thing about this job is that when ordering all these detail pieces we didn’t have to be concerned about being short a little in one of the rooms. If we’re short any tile, we just borrow from the next room. When all is said and done, shortages will hold up the schedule in only one room, and we’ll make sure it’s the least-used space.

214). Safety glasses ­ or goggles offer eye ­ protection against flying tile chips and chemical sealers or cleaners. Earmuffs or foam plugs protect your hearing when working with tile saws, grinders,­ and other power equipment. m a t e r i a l s a r e b e t t e r , m o r e v e r s a t i l e ­23 design options Tile offers a world of design possibilities. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the start of a project, especially if you’re planning to use tile extensively. Staying true to the design of your house and attacking one section at a time will help keep the job in perspective.

You can have the best set of tools in the world, but if you don’t know what to do with them, you may become the master of disaster. The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and the National Tile Contractors Association offer the best courses I know of (for more, see “Resources” on p. 214). Safety glasses ­ or goggles offer eye ­ protection against flying tile chips and chemical sealers or cleaners. Earmuffs or foam plugs protect your hearing when working with tile saws, grinders,­ and other power equipment.

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