Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Ceramic Tile (3rd by Carter Glass

By Carter Glass

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B a G C Basic safety equipment for use when working with tile includes: Ear protection to be worn when operating power tools (A); knee pads for comfort (B); safety goggles (C) or glasses (D); a NIOSH N-95 rated particle mask (E) or respirator to be worn when cutting tiles with a tile saw; work gloves for handling materials and working with sharp objects (F); rubber gloves (G) or latex gloves (H) to be worn when handling cementitious products such as thinset mortar. indd 34 (RAY) Text 6/20/10 10:24:29 AM 6/20/10 10:28:41 AM Job:06-19686 Title:CPI-HI 0606 CG to Geramic Tile Third Edn #150 DTP:216 Page:34 d Edn ge:34 First aid Kits ▸ Assemble a first aid kit.

The type of profile required will depend largely on the floor surfaces being transitioned. Height reducing thresholds, or reducer strips, have a profile with a beveled edge and are used to transition between two floors of differing height. often be omitted on transitions between carpet and tile. Usually found in doorways, transition strips are installed after the tile layout is completed to create a bridge between floor coverings. Individual strips are engineered for specific transitions: for example, ceramic tile to hardwood or tile to carpeting.

For mosaic sheets, grout floats are handy for gently pressing tile into mortar. Trowels are used to apply mortar to surfaces where tile will be laid and to apply mortar directly to the backs of cut tiles. indd 54 (RAY) 6/20/10 10:42:48 AM 6/20/10 11:05:00 AM Job:06-19686 Title:CPI-HI 0606 CG to Geramic Tile Third Edn #150 DTP:216 Page:54 d Edn ge:54 Floor Projects T he project portion of the book begins with a basic floor project, which is probably the most common tile project undertaken by homeowners.

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