Some tiling books adopt a hypothetical stance to the subject. This book rejects this approach and demonstrates how a do-it-yourself enthusiast can carry out a tiling job to a high standard in situations that exist in the real world. Covers all the basic processes from designing the job through to the final grouting and cleaning down. Procedures, that are of vital importance, such as setting-out, are covered in considerable detail. The reader is told what can go wrong and given advice. Attention is also paid to tiling with terracotta, marble, slate and granite, that involve slightly different techniques compared to ceramic tiling. Presents highlighted, useful 'tips' throughout the text Well-illustrated with detailed, step-by-step colour photographs and diagrams.
John Ripley has been involved in the tiling business for his entire working life and over a period of fifty years gained experience in almost every aspect of the trade. He has represented the trade on the tiling committee of the British Standards Institute for many years and is the Chief Inspector for the National Federation of Terrazzo Marble and Mosaic specialists and a technical inspector for the Tile Assocation.