Ceramic-tile countertops can be as attractive as they are practical. And a small countertop is the perfect introduction to the techniques of tiling. With a bathroom as his job site, professional tilesetter Michael Byrne demonstrates how to get traditional results with modern materials. You'll learn how to work with both backer-board and mortar-bed substrates, how to trim tile around a sink, and how to detail your countertop for a clean, crisp look. If this is your first go at tilesetting, Byrne gives you the confidence to see the job through. If you're an experienced tilesetter, you'll find this tape full of new ideas to bring to your next tile job.
Learn How to Tile Any Floor in Your Home. Ceramic tile is a versatile and popular material for all kinds of floors. By learning how professional tilesetter Michael Byrne handles the challenges of tiling a watertight bathroom floor and preparing a shower pan, you'll be able to tile any floor in your home, including kitchens, entryways and patios. After an overview of the basic procedures, Byrne gets right into the problem-solving process. You'll find out how to prepare an ideal surface for tiling and how to cut tile efficiently, producing edges that will look and feel right. Beginners will appreciate the clarity and ease of the presentation, while seasoned pros will find Byrne's methods usefully detailed.
Now you can tile any wall in your house. From layout to grouting, professional tilesetter Michael Byrne offers his special insights into the techniques you need to accomplish the task. Using a bathroom job site, Byrne handles typical problems such as uneven, out-of-plumb walls, and maneuvering around bathtubs, plumbing and windows.