Tiling Complete 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 offers real-world advice, including how to deal with the inevitable issues that can arise during a project. Now in its second edition, the book has been updated with the latest information on new types of tile—including large-format tiles and wood-plank tiles—project preparation, and setting materials. Plus, 125 new photos have been added, for a total of 875 photos that take the guesswork out of every step of the tiling process.
From buying the right tile to understanding installation materials, Tiling Complete, 2nd Edition familiarizes readers with the basics before explaining how to prepare the subsurface, lay out the project, and tile floors, countertops, walls, and backsplashes—in short, everything that a homeowner needs to know.
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.