Expert Advice From Start to FinishBook - 2008
The first edition of Tiling Complete, published in 2008, is the best-selling title in Taunton's highly popular "Complete" series, with lifetime sales to date of 120,000. The revised second edition is updated throughout, with the latest information on new types of tile, project preparation, and setting materials. Installation of the new generation of large-format tiles and wood-plank tiles is covered in depth, and 125 new photos are included.
Like the first edition, this volume is a comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-use reference for homeowners covering all tiling projects from the most basic to advanced. This highly visual book is focused on real world situations faced by homeowners and real world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong.
From buying the right tile to understanding installation materials, Tiling Complete familiarizes readers with the basics before explaining how to prepare the subsurface, lay out the project, and tile floors, countertops, walls, and backsplashes. The book continues with a section on grouting (including the new epoxy grouts), caulking, and sealing, and concludes with maintenance and repair. Throughout the book, intuitive finding devices and visual tables of contents make it easy to identify the material that's relevant to the reader's situation.