This all-encompassing DIY manual takes a head-on approach to every home tiling situation - except those best left for the pros! Loaded with photos and laid out in an intuitive, accessible format, it's so easy for even the most hesitant of novices to get the job done right the first time. The authors begin with a thoughtful introduction and move to tile styles and shapes, tools, preparation and installation, plus grouting, sealing and caulking. There is a complete project section and a stress-reducing chapter on Problems and Troubleshooting. Also included are tips on maintenance and repair so that the finished product will shine for years to come.
Michael Schweit has been a licensed tile contractor for more than 25 years. He has installed ceramic and stone tiles on a multitude of custom residential projects. Michael has gained an excellent reputation for executing technically challenging projects and for expert troubleshooting. He has apprenticed a number of tile setters to the challenging trade of tile and its craftsmanship. He is also a frequent technical advisor and consultant on projects involving tile restoration as well as tile job failures. Robin Nicholas has worked as a professional in the tile industry for over two decades. She has worked as a tile installer, apprenticed employees, and served as a consultant. She is a member of the Tile Heritage Foundation, SAMA, and the Potters Council.