Tile Your World: John Bridge’s New Tile Setting Book.

Posted onFebruary 1, 2010

Tile Your World: John Bridge’s New Tile Setting Book.

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is the most up-to-date and authoritative tile how-to book on the market. It is a comprehensive book that takes you from the early beginnings of tile setting right on through to the present. Along the way John shows you in words and pictures the best ways to complete ceramic and stone tile showers, kitchen backsplashes, floors, porches, patios and other projects. Although no book can possibly say it all, this one comes close. You can find a detailed review of Tile Your World at Mistflower Press. Don’t forget your way back, though. We’ll be here waiting for you.

Copies of Tile Your World sold here will be signed by the author. Please use the comment box during checkout if you’d like to tell John to write something special.

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Get Proven Techniques for Tiling Walls From A Master Tile Setter By Michael Byrne.

Posted onFebruary 1, 2010

Get Proven Techniques for Tiling Walls From A Master Tile Setter By Michael Byrne.

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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.

Rich in visual detail, the tape is clear enough for beginners and specific enough for professionals. Byrne teaches you to see the creative possibilities in awkward situations: a badly placed pony wall, for instance, becomes an attractive focal point when you tile it with a cove and a contrasting pinstripe.

In Tiling Walls you’ll learn how to:

  • Use a jury stick to compare alternative layouts quickly
  • Apply a moisture membrane for a waterproof substrate
  • Mix mortar and float a vertical bed
  • Cut and shape tile, using biters and a snap cutter

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Learn How to Tile Any Floor in your Home By Michael Byrne.

Posted onFebruary 1, 2010

Learn How to Tile Any Floor in your Home By Michael Byrne.tile

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 of tiling floors, 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.

In Tiling Floors you’ll learn how to:

  • Use a border to simplify and enhance a diagonal layout
  • Mix and float mortar for a substrate that’s level and sturdy
  • Incorporate expansion joints so that cove tiles won’t crack
  • Shape a sloping shower pan that won’t leak

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