Many people use mastic when applying ceramic floor tiles, not realizing that mastic will never completely set and is thus vulnerable to cracks if you put a lot of weight on it. Thinset is actually a much better product for a job like this. In this video, Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, will show you how to use thinnest to apply floor tiles.
In this tutorial, we learn how to install a ceramic tile floor. Before installing, you need to prepare a solid base. First, you want to take off the trim, then calculate the area of the room. Prepare the floor by inspecting low or high spots. You will want to apply mortar, then set the backer boards into place. Screw these into place, then finish covering the floor with seam tape. Apply mortar over these then let dry. Now, you can start laying your tile onto the top of this! Once you are fini...
It's the porous surface of ceramic tiles that make them so warm and welcoming to bare feet—it's also what makes them so vulnerable to stains and grime.This video will show you how to clean the floor.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates tips you should know before installing ceramic tile over plywood or OSB. Following these tips will make your looking sharp and beautiful, and practical.
Cutting floor and wall tile with a tile cutter should not be a difficult job.
If you have an old bathroom with vinyl flooring installed, it may be time to upgrade your floors. Although vinyl is sturdy, it can look cheap and possibly bring down the value of your home. This tutorial will give you the advice needed to replace your old bathroom floor with new ceramic tile that looks much better than your old flooring. Good luck and enjoy! Easily set a ceramic tile floor in your bathroom.
Ceramic tile floors offer a very attractive and durable alternative to other floor finishes. They come in many different sizes and colors to match the décor of any room and they can provide years of maintenance-free use. Additionally, ceramic tiles are fairly easy to install. Ceramic tiles have one major prerequisite – you must have a smooth and rigid sub-floor to support the installation. Ceramic tiles are not flexible in the least, so they can crack if installed over a rough surface or thin...
Tree Climbing Man demonstrates how to lay ceramic tile with drywall spackle. You don't need to rip up your existing floor and put down plywood or a sub floor to lay down a new floor. You can put ceramic tile right over existing linoleum with less work, less heartache and less problems. First, spackle the back of each tile and lay it down. You can also use a stapler and tape to fix problem areas. You don't need to go crazy with the adhesive. Spend your money on quality tile. You can use clay f...
Ceramic flower pots are perfectly shaped to hang on a wall or sit on a shelf. Learn how to making your own ceramic flower pot in this free ceramics video series.
Ceramic bottles with spouts can hold cooking liquids such as oils and sauces. Learn how to create handmade spouted bottles with this free instructional ceramics video series.
Large ceramic platters require a large amount of clay on the potter's wheel. Learn how to create your own ceramic platter with this free ceramics video series.
Ceramic teapots have several small elements that are assembled together to form a functioning vessel. Learn how to create your very own teapot out of clay with this free ceramics video series.
Ceramic platters make great gifts that open the doors to creativity. Learn how to make a ceramic platter with tips from a master potter in this free ceramics video series.
Make a ceramic bowl through the process of throwing clay. Learn about throwing a bowl from an artist in this free ceramics and pottery video series.
A ceramic lantern is a great project for beginning potters. Learn how to make a lantern with tips from a master potter in this free ceramics video series.
Ceramic cylinders make the foundation for many other pottery forms. Learn how to throw a cylinder shape on the potter's wheel with this free ceramics video series.
Ceramic plates thrown on the potter's wheel are simple projects anyone can learn. Find out how to start throwing plates with expert tips in this free ceramics video series.
Preventing S cracks in ceramic work can be simple when using these expert tips. Learn how to prevent S cracks with this free ceramics video series.
Making a ceramic covered jar requires precise measurements for a properly fitting lid. Learn how to throw a covered jar on the potter's wheel with this free ceramics video series.
The potter's wheel is a great tool for making clay pots including ceramic mugs. Learn how to make ceramic mugs using the potter's wheel in this free video series.
In this short video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows you how to cut ceramic tile using nippers. Nippers are good for cutting tile in an arc or for cutting irregular tile. Using them, you can trim your tile to the precise dimensions you need for your floor.
Ceramic herb planters are perfectly shaped to sit on a windowsill in the kitchen. Learn how to making your own ceramic herb planter in this free ceramics video series.
Handmade ceramic charger plates are functional pieces that can also be quite decorative and unique. Find out how to make your own charger plate with this free instructional ceramics video series.
A matching set of ceramic bowls makes a great gift. Learn how to make a ceramic bowl set with this free ceramics video series.
Throwing a ceramic teapot consists of several small components combined into a finished product. Learn to throw a teapot with clay in this free ceramics video series.
Ceramic beer steins are a creative and festive way to practice your pottery skills. Learn how to create your very own beer stein in this free ceramics video series.
Ceramics can be fun! Learn how to create clay pottery such as pinch pots, coil pots, and mugs in this free arts and crafts video series.
Ceramic domed toad homes are wonderful accents to any garden that also provide a dark retreat for garden friendly toads. Learn how to create these
Ceramic candlestick holders are unique and easy to make. Learn how to create your own with simple potter's wheel techniques in this free ceramics video series.
Ceramic pieces are some of the oldest art forms in human history. Learn about the ceramic tools you'll need to start throwing pots in this free clay tools video series.
A ceramic water bowl with candlestick holders is a unique centerpiece that incorporates both water and fire. Learn how to make your own candlestick bowl combo with this free ceramics video series.
Ceramic vases thrown on a potter's wheel are perfect beginner's projects. Learn how to throw a vase in this free ceramics video series.
Make a ceramic plate through the process of throwing clay. Learn about throwing a plate from an artist in this free ceramics and pottery video series.
Raku pottery artist Simon Leach feels that while most people who work with ceramics are taught how to make them, very few are taught how to decorate them. Simon will show you how to draw inspiration from your ceramic pots that will lead you to the perfect decorations. He shows you both how to decorate a ceramic pot in order to enhance its shape, while also showing you that sometimes it is the decoration that truly makes a ceramic pot special.
Tall ceramic planters are perfectly shaped to hold a large sized plant on your front porch or in your garden. Learn how to make your own ceramic planter in this free ceramics video series.
Check out this ceramics video sequence to learn how to shape tall pottery using a potter's wheel. Follow these easy steps by Andy Ruble to create shapelier, taller pottery. This video is great for ceramics enthusiasts.
This comprehensive pottery sequence from Watchmojo.com will show you the basic steps of making pottery. You will be guided through the basic pottery making processes of wedging, prep, shaping, removing, firing, and glazing.
Installing ceramic tiles to your house is an easy way to add character. Many tiles come in a beautiful earthy pattern that looks great in kitchens and bathrooms. In this tutorial, you'll find out how you can add this great flooring to your home today. So check it out and good luck!
See how to make a ceramic chalice on the pottery wheel in this free video series of ceramic lessons.
Wedging clay on the pottery wheel should knock out all the air bubbles. See how to wedge potter's clay for throwing a casserole dish on the pottery wheel in this free ceramics video.