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Other stories by Tom Meehan

  • Tiling a Curved Wall

    Q. Tiling a Curved Wall We've been asked to build a semicircular bathroom with tiled walls. What should we use as a substrate to cover the curved wall, which will have about a 12- to 18-foot radius, and what should we use to waterproof behind it?

  • Installing an Ornamental Tile Floor

    A stiff, strong subfloor and an accurate layout add up to a top-quality tile floor. A veteran tilesetter explains his approach.

  • Tiling Over A Laminate Countertop

    A veteran tile contractor shares his method for dressing up a kitchen without ripping out the counter and building a new substrate.

  • Floating a Mud Bed for Ceramic Tile

    When it comes to flattening an old, irregular floor, there's still nothing like mud.