Tile Countertops and Backsplashes Volume IV DVD

Tile Countertops and Backsplashes Volume IV DVD by The Tile Doctor


The Tile Doctor - Volume IV: Countertops and Backsplashes

  • What tools and materials to use
  • Ceramic tile over cement mortar bed
  • Kitchen backsplash on drywall with ceramic tile
  • Ceramic tile over plywood
  • Bar backsplash with glass tile on drywall
  • Vanity countertop with ceramic tile over backerboard
  • Kitchen backsplash on drywall with tumbled travertine tile

The Tile Doctor - Volume IV: Countertops and Backsplashes

This DVD that has three methods of countertop installations demonstrated. The very premier method of mortar bed in kitchens is shown. The Backerboard countertops in Bathrooms is shown and tile over Plywood is demonstrated where is can be properly installed to be trouble free.

Floating a mortar deck with cement can be a project that is daunting for most of us even pros can have their work cut out for them if they haven't learned the proper way to do this. Paul and Jodi break this down for you and clearly demonstrate every step from sink cut outs, moisture protection, wire lathing, sink mortar bed re-enforcement, to actually floating a long lasting cement deck to apply the tile over. The tile is applied with trim made specifically for that purpose and a decorative backsplash is also installed.

Backerboard countertops are a project that many can tackle especially after viewing this step by step instruction from Paul and Jodi. Sink cut outs, application of backer board decking and face boards are well demonstrated. Nothing is left out making this an easy project to consider in your home.

Tile over plywood can be a mistake sometimes, but Paul and Jodi demonstrate a proper installation of tile over plywood on a bar top installation complete with trim made for countertop installations.

The Glass tile backsplash that Paul and Jodi install demonstrates the very latest in installation techniques for this very trendy product. Special mortars and grouts are applied to make this glass tile project one that is both beautiful and properly installed.

All of these three countertops discuss layout techniques and other points common to all countertop installations. This is another DVD that's good to own even if you hiring a contractor to do this project, you will know the right way!

Hosted by Paul Wilson and Jodi Marks

Paul Wilson, known in the industry as "The Tile Doctor," is one of the most renowned instructors in the country. A licensed tile contractor and instructor, and the Associate Director at the Ceramic Tile Institute of America, he has hosted his own TV series for the DIY Network. There simply is no more qualified an expert to break down the mysteries of proper tile installation in six easy to understand DVD lessons.

A licensed California tile contractor since 1988, Paul holds the honorary position of Assistant Director for the Ceramic Tile Institute of America. He has written thousands of pages of content on www.thetiledoctor.com, the leading authority for how-to in the tile business. Paul has been the host of "Tiling Techniques" on the DIY Network, as well as the host of many other TV programs. He still writes specifications, provides forensic inspections on job failures and entertains all of his students with his enthusiastic passion for tile.

Jodi Marks is one of the most recognizable faces in the home improvement industry. Her list of credits are impressive: "Fix-It-Up" on HGTV, "Southern Home by Design" on Turner South and "Man Made Movies" on TBS are just some of the TV shows she has hosted throughout her career. Jodi grew up in the family construction and development business, so tools and home improvement materials have always been a major part of her life. You can witness her talent firsthand as she oversees her own home renovation project in "The Works," and you can also check out her work online at www.jodimarks.com. Be sure to catch Jodi at one of her many personal appearances around the country at your local home improvement center!

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