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Ceramic tile : easy, elegant makeovers by Editors of CPi

By Editors of CPi

Here’s How…Ceramic Tile bargains the 21 ceramic tile tasks that provide owners the main bang for his or her remodeling greenback. starting with the fundamentals of dealing with tile, adhesives and grout, the e-book then offers entire, foolproof directions for a large choice of flexible tile tasks, from uncomplicated flooring installations, to ornamental backsplash and urban step veneers. that includes a similar top-notch details and world-class images because the entire advisor to adorning with Ceramic Tile, this booklet deals a streamlined presentation of all of the ceramic tile fundamentals, at a value that's unsurpassed. Value-conscious householders hardly take pleasure in this sort of discount.

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Experiment with layouts until you find a successful arrangement. Make a story stick to help you estimate how many tiles will fit in a given area. -long 1 × 2 next to it. ) Holding the board in place, mark the edges of each grout line. Space between wall and tile Vertical row Horizontal row Tiles Spacers Test the layout by setting out one vertical and one horizontal row of tile, all the way to the walls in both directions. 30 ■ HERE’S HOW: CERAMIC TILE Dry-lay the tile if you’re working with a complex layout, tiling around a series of obstacles, or setting tiles on the diagonal.

If the water level remains the same, the pan holds water. If the level is lower, locate and fix leaks in the pan using patches of membrane and CPE solvent. 15 Overhang the front edge of the curb with a straight 1× board, so it is flush with the outer wall material. Apply mortar to the mesh with a trowel, building to the edge of the board. Clear away excess mortar, then use a torpedo level to check for plumb, making adjustments as needed. Repeat for the inside face of the curb. Note: The top of the curb will be finished after tile is installed (step 19).

Pressing the lath against the top of the curb, staple it to the outside face of the curb. Mix enough mortar for the two sides of the curb. 16 Attach the drain strainer piece to the drain, adjusting it to a minimum of 11⁄2" above the shower pan. On one wall, mark 11⁄2" up from the shower pan, then use a level to draw a reference line around the perimeter of the shower base. Because the pre pan establishes the 1⁄4" per foot slope, this measurement will maintain that slope. (continued) Building a Tiled Shower Base ■ 57 17 Spread tile spacers over the weep holes of the drain to prevent mortar from plugging the holes.

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