September 1, 1992
As a professional tilesetter, I've occasionally used a grease pencil to mark my cuts. But I prefer another marker. My favorite is an aluminum knitting needle, which will leave a…
March 1, 1992
As a kitchen and bathroom remodeler, I install quite a bit of ceramic tile. I've found that if my project is more than a basic square or rectangle, a scaled…
January 1, 1992
Hot combustion, heat-exchange channels, and six tons of brick for energy efficiency and a clean burn.
July 1, 1991
Decorative tiles liven up a kitchen.
March 1, 1991
You can use a contour gauge to mark the irregular cuts required to notch a tile around a door casing, but there is a much simpler method. Place a tile…
November 1, 1990
While tiling a bathroom I ran into problems when I had to cut holes in new tiles for the tub and shower valves. I couldn't use my nippers to nibble…
November 1, 1987
I built a complicated bathroom last year that included a lot of tile. As a setting bed, I used a tile backing panel called Wonderboard. This 1/2-in. thick cement and…
March 1, 1987
Privacy and light in the same package
March 1, 1985
How one tile setter builds the classic kitchen work surface.
November 1, 1983
Epoxy mastic on a plywood subfloor is a durable alternative to the traditional mortar-bed method
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