March 1, 1993
Q: I recently refinished my bathroom with Mexican floor tiles left over from the house’s original construction about 10 years ago. I have been unable to find out how to seal…
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.
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