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These squares may be a solid color or contain a pattern or image. Individual mosaic tiles are also available for making custom accents and mosaics. Mosaic tile can be very low maintenance or it can require periodic application of sealant, depending on the materials. Mosaic tile is generally quite slip-resistant because of the large number of grout lines in an installation. indd 34 Ceramic Tile : ( PROVISION CPI ) D707-69/4239 Text Black 7/19/07 7:09:14 PM Cement body tiles are actually shaped pieces of concrete.
Indd 57 Ceramic Tile : ( PROVISION CPI ) D707-69/4239 Text Black 7/19/07 7:36:02 PM ■ How to Install a Tile Floor 1 2 Draw reference lines and dry-fit full tiles along both lines, adjusting the layout as necessary. Mix a batch of thinset mortar (see pages 260 to 261), and spread it evenly against both reference lines of one quadrant. Use the notched edge of the trowel to create furrows in the mortar bed. Note: For large or uneven tiles, you may need a trowel with 3⁄8" or larger notches. Set the first tile in the corner of the quadrant where the reference lines intersect.
When measuring to locate permanent obstacles or fixtures, pick a point and take all measurements from it. That way you’ll have a constant reference point when you diagram the room. Check for square by measuring a corner. On one wall, mark a spot 3 feet from the corner; on the other wall, mark a spot 4 feet from the corner. Measure between the marks. If the distance between the marks is exactly 5 feet, the room is square. For greater accuracy in larger rooms, use multiples of 3, 4, and 5 such as 6, 8, and 10, or 9, 12, and 15.
Build a Purple Martin House (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-214) by Janice Therese Mancuso