The Complete Guide to Ceramic and Stone Tile: Techniques and Projects with Ceramics, Natural Stone and Mosaics
Though installing ceramic tiles can still be time consuming, it is no longer particularly difficult, which makes it an ideal project for do-it-yourselfers. Homeowners can save hundreds - or even thousands - of pounds by doing the work themselves. In addition to its practical benefit, ceramic and stone tile lends itself to creative expression. This volume shows how to use timesaving techniques and materials in virtually any tile application a homeowner is likely to encounter, both indoors and outdoors. Readers of this book should not only master the basics of tile installation, but also discover hundreds of purely decorative ways to use ceramic tiles around the house. Beginning by teaching readers how to design a custom interior using tiles, the book then presents in-depth, step-by-step information on all types of tile installation, including floors, walls, patios, countertops, backsplashes and shower stalls. The book also includes decorative mosaic treatments that can be used to create ornamental tabletops, coffee tables and garden planters.