Hometime Ceramic Tile Book and DVD
About the DVD:
Hometime's Dean Johnson takes you through the steps of installing tile floors, walls, and countertops. He also gives recommendations on underlayment, adhesives, and tools.
In addition, you'll get detailed guidelines for how to layout tile, how to mix mortars and grouts, and how to finish and protect tile.
About the book:
We've done a lot of tiling here at Hometime, so we've learned a lot both from the pros and from our experience. One thing we can tell you, even the most beautiful tile in the world is going to end up looking lousy if you don't give it a solid substrate and a well-thought-out layout. That's why we really focus on these basics in Ceramic Tile.We show you how to lay a cement backer board substrate, how to balance a layout so that cut tiles are equal-sized and well-placed, how to compensate for an out-of-square room, and how to work around obstacles such as kitchen islands.
Besides the basics--tiling floors, walls, and countertops--we also show how to tackle more elaborate or unusual projects, such as custom shower stalls, mosaics, fireplace surrounds and stair risers.
If you want great tips on installating ceramic tile, you should also check out the CERAMIC TILE how-to information on the Hometime website.?