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.
By watching Byrne, 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
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.
See the companion videos, Tiling Walls and Tiling Countertops and the companion book, Setting Tile. Page numbers from the book are keyed to the screen so you can refer back for more information.
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