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Added 11-9-2008 -- Several tile books
have been published since Tile
Your World was released, but
to date, Tile Your World
is still the only book in print that completely covers ceramic tile showers.
Tile Your World: John Bridge's New
Tile Setting Book (Mistflower
Press, Houston, 2003)
People who have read Ceramic Tile
Setting (McGraw-Hill, 1992) will agree that a new book by John P. Bridge has
been long overdue. Materials and tile setting techniques have changed
considerably during the past decade, and the author's views have undergone a
mild revision as well. In his own words: "An old broken down mud man [has
been] converted into a cutting-edge, high-tech tile installer."
Bridge's association with Schluter Systems L.P.
of Plattsburg, N.Y. since early 2002 has had much to do with his transformation.
Schluter produces high-tech tile installation "systems." The author
attended a training session conducted at the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
in Pendleton, South Carolina, where he became "Schluterized." Not long
afterward he approached the company's management with the idea of producing a
book, the initial production costs of which would be subsidized by Schluter. In
return, Bridge would cover the Schluter products he had been so impressed with
in South Carolina. Tile Your World is in large part the result of that
But "mud work," the long-accepted
method of installing ceramic and stone tiles over mortar substrates, has not
taken a back seat. Bridge takes you through the processes of tiling mortar bed
floors, showers and countertops. Other methods are presented for those who
feel they aren't up to the challenge. For example, the use of cement backer
board is covered in depth.
Tile Your World is of value to
do-it-yourselfers, to professional tile setters and to those who simply want to
gain insight into the various processes associated with ceramic tile setting. It
is a comprehensive book that builds on Bridge's thirty years of experience in
the business -- a book whose time has truly come, presented in John's
"homey" writing style.
|From Builders Booksource: Although
Michael Byrnes' Setting Tile graphics are considerably more
sophisticated, John Bridge's book has the kind of depth and breadth of
information that we are sold [on]. Given
the choice, we'd probably recommend this book over Byrnes unless
the photos and graphics were really important to you. An excellent
addition to your library in any case. A very dense 230 pages.
|From Cambium Books:
In Bridge's new book, for both amateur and professional tilers, are
complete instructions for doing "mud work," the usual method of
installing ceramic and stone tiles over mortar substrates. For the more
faint of heart, there [are] other methods explained in depth, such as the
use of cement backer board.
Very complete coverage of the topic, including information on different
types of membranes for waterproofing, uncoupling, and anti-fracture; and
where and when to use them. Tile kitchen floors, countertops, shower
stalls, backsplashes, porches, patios and other projects.
|From Natural Handyman: If
you are looking for a single book that will guide you through all aspects
of tile installation and repair, this is it!
. . . this book will get you there with little pain and lots of gain!
|John Bridge's book does a top notch job
of covering a wide variety of tiling specifics and generalities. In
addition to all the gory details he has a motivating "can-do"
writing style that encourages success. Furthermore, his online website and
tiling forums are an amazing resource and clearly demonstrate his
willingness to make a major contribution to both professional and
do-it-yourself tiling . . .
-- D. Keith Robinson, 7-Nights.com
Tile Your World: John Bridge's New Tile
Setting Book became available in mid-December, 2003. It is priced at
$23.95 U.S. or $31.50 Canada.
Tile Your World contains:
|248 text pages packed full of tips and instruction.|
|277 black and white photos and 26 line drawings for a total
of over 300 illustrations.|
|24 full color pages: photos of tiled floors, showers,
countertops, patios and porches.|
|Full color photos of mosaic art work by some of the
country's foremost artists.|
|Technical articles by top professionals in the tile,
building and engineering fields.|
|A revised rendition of John's well-known passage,
A look inside Tile Your World: (low-res photos)
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