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Ultimate Guide to Ceramic & Stone Tile: Select, Install, Maintain

Everything a do-it-yourselfer needs to know about tiling floors, walls, counters, patios, and more can be found in Ultimate Guide to Ceramic Stone Tile. Design and planning information helps readers prepare the site and select the right tileceramic, stone, vinyl, glass, and more. Chapters on tools and materials feature how-to photo sequences so even novices can tackle tile projects successfully. The emphasis is on solid, durable installations that can stand up to years of use in kitchens, baths, and other areas. The book also covers exterior applications, and includes a practical and complete guide to repairing and maintaining existing tile

The Complete Guide to Ceramic & Stone Tile

The Complete Guide to Ceramic Stone Tile shows how to use time-saving techniques and materials in virtually any tile application a homeowner is likely to encounter, both indoors and outdoors. Though installing ceramic tile 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 dollars by doing the work themselves. In addition to its practical benefit , ceramic and stone tile lends itself to creative expression. Readers of this book will not only master the basics of tile installation, they will discover hundreds of purely decorative ways to use ceramic tile around the house. The Complete Guide to Ceramic Stone Tile begins by teaching readers how to design a custom interior using tile, 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 even includes decorative mosaic treatments that can be used to create ornamental tabletops, coffeetables, and garden planters. Readers will learn how to work with all types of tile in addition to ceramic, including quarry tile, terra cotta, and natural stone.

Making & Installing Handmade Tiles

With more than 70,000 copies sold, Lark's Handmade Tiles and its beautiful ideas have delighted crafters everywhere, and whetted their appetites for more. They'll find just what they're looking for in these dozen ceramic tile projects, which include everything from trivets to tabletops to stepping stones. The wealth of practical, visually breathtaking information covered here includes everything from design and formation through decoration and site installation, making this manual an absolute must in every ceramics and home improvement library. Find out about basic tools and materials, glaze application, and techniques for making slab tiles. Get the lowdown on mosaics, and stamped, carved, and inlaid designs. With these techniques, even beginning crafters can start working fast, and move on to simple stair risers, a kitchen backsplash, and an exquisite window surround.

Decorative Painting on Glass, Ceramics & Metal

Judy Balchin demonstrates, with clear step-by-step photographs, how easy and exciting it is to transform old bottles, flowerpots, plates, mugs, bowls and vases using simple decorative techniques. Learn how to paint on glass, how to decorate ceramics without using a kiln, and how to enhance metal objects. Techniques covered include free painting, outlining, stamping, sponging and stencilling using a ranger of paints. You can even adorn your designs with beads and stones. Projects include transforming flowerpots, plates, mugs, tiles, perfume bottles, bowls and vases. Templates are included showing all the designs featured in the book.

Handmade Tiles: Designing, Making, Decorating

Color, dimension, and artistry emanate from this exhaustive resource to inspire beginners and artisans alike. An expert guides you in setting up a workshop, from selecting materials and equipment to designing, making molds, firing, decorating, and ultimately, installing tile. Learn the ceramic techniques of underglaze and glaze decoration, slip trailing, and impressing, in addition to the art of mosaics through the installation process. The design gallery will provide further encouragement by way of completed installations such as a kitchen splashboard.

Setting Tile (Fine Homebuilding)

Michael Byrne's Setting Tile is packed with more than enough information for those thinking of taking on a tile job in their home. It is so detailed and thorough that it serves as a Tile 101 introduction for those interested in entering the trade full-time or simply improving their skills and knowledge...