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Only have a weekend to install some floor tiles? Installing Floor Tile: Do-It-Yourself Guide will easily guide you through the process and can help you finish by the time Monday rolls around. Inside you will find color photos, expert step-by-stepMoreOnly have a weekend to install some floor tiles? Installing Floor Tile: Do-It-Yourself Guide will easily guide you through the process and can help you finish by the time Monday rolls around. Inside you will find color photos, expert step-by-step instructions, safety concerns, and tools and materials you will need. Projects include removing floor coverings and underlayment, installing a cement board, and installing a glass mosaic tile floor.Excerpt from the Book:Building materials evolve and change very quickly in the do-it-yourself world. New formulations, advanced installation systems, and a host of “plug-and-play” gimmicks make keeping pace with the things we put into our houses a constant battle. But ceramic tile is different. Laying tile is a very popular DIY project for a number of reasons, but the primary appeal is that tile is a manageable material that yields beautiful, long-lasting floors for a relatively small investment. Because of the nature of the material and the installation process, you can work at your own pace. If you make an error, it is not difficult to back up and re-do the work.Here is information that shows you, step-by-step, exactly how to work with tile. Layout, installing subbases, cutting and fitting, setting, grouting, and sealing are just some of the techniques you will learn.Table of Contents:IntroductionFloor Tiling Tools & MaterialsEvaluating & Preparing FloorsProject: Remove Floor CoveringsProject: Remove UnderlaymentProject: Install Cement BoardProject: Ceramic Floor TileProject: Stone & Mosaic Tile FloorProject: Glass Mosaic Tile FloorAbout the Author:Mark Johanson has written and edited more than 150 books on home improvement and repair, woodworking, and gardening. He was Managing Editor of Handy Magazine and produced more than 100 articles in the DIY subject area. He is an experienced home remodeler and builder and lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.