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How to Grout Ceramic Floor Tile [Kindle Edition]

Tim Carter
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Make just one mistake when you grout your tile floor, and within weeks you'll be back on your hands and knees grinding out the crumbling and cracked grout. Do you want to take that chance? Do you want to Do It Right, Not Over? Of course you want your grout to last, that's why you're reading this.

Tim Carter, founder of, gives step-by-step instructions using color photos and four start-to-finish videos on everything you need to know to get professional results when grouting a tile or slate floor for the first time.

The book includes:

-Four Step-by-Step Videos!
-Step-by-Step Written and Photo Instructions
-Complete Tool and Material List
-How to Avoid Crumbling and Cracked Grout
-How to Match Grout Colors

Carter was a custom home builder for 20 years and has installed and grouted tens of thousands of square feet of ceramic floor tile in his career. Along the way he discovered secrets that are shared in this colorful interactive ebook.

Included in the book is a comprehensive tool list that allows you to purchase, if you want, the exact tools Carter uses when he grouts floor tile.

You'll be grouting your floor in less than an hour from now.

Product Details

  • File Size: 251 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Plumb Bob Press; One edition (February 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0076NO51O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #800,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grout Gratitude March 10, 2012
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For anyone looking for a practical, simple, clear and knowledgeable guide to applying grout to already installed ceramic floor tile, this book by Tim (the Builder) Carter is the premiere source. I've been subscribed to his "Ask the Builder" newsletter for several months now and, as a renovations and construction man myself, I've found his knowledge and practical wisdom to be of help time and time again.

This book, "How to Grout Ceramic Floor Tile" is easy to read, uses easy-to-follow instruction and is accompanied by perfect photos as well as links to vividly clear and relevant videos. And it's actually FUN to read. The fact that he has provided the book free of cost attests to the man's generosity and true desire to help those of us who need it most.

I recommend this book and Tim's online newsletter to anyone who wishes to do things right. As his newsletter signature declares, "Don't forget - Do it right, not over." Thanks Tim Carter for your knowledge, experience, wisdom and generosity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Information April 11, 2012
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This book is informative and very easy to understand and follow allowing excellent results when performing these tasks for yourself. Good disclosure of a couple "secrets of the trade" which will allow for anyone to achieve professional results for themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars How to Grout Ceraic Floor Tile April 11, 2012
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Well written and documented. Easy to follow. Very important for someone who has never grouted a ceramic floor before. Can save hours of work salvaging a job done improperly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and practical April 11, 2012
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Tim's prose is easy to understand, pictures provide easy-to-follow action guides and his hints and tips provide the wry and practical confidence building insights for those of us who are need the support to approach these challenging projects.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book April 11, 2012
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This e-book is great for the DIYer just starting out. Doing grout is not a common task for most home owners, but this book tells all that is needed to do it right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This guy is great. March 29, 2012
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This guy is great. Go to his website for more info on all kinds of home improvement help. He gives you the straight dope. The book is good too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grouting Made Easy March 13, 2012
By Gary
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This is such a great resource to have all this know-how information in one place so you don't have to search the internet and try and piece things together. One of the best things about this ebook is that Tim tells you what will happen, or the consequences, if you do something incorrectly. Too many times instructional information just says "do it this way". There is nothing said about what the consequences are if you DON'T "do it this way." As a subscriber to Tim's newsletter, I have complete confidence in the information that he presents in this ebook. Yes, you can search the internet and find out grouting information, but do you really know how reliable the information is?

There have been some comments about Stain Solver mentioned in the book. To me, that is just good marketing for a great product. I have used Stain Solver for years and it is quite simply a GREAT PRODUCT.

Keep up the good work Tim. Looking forward to the next how-to ebook.
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This is a great way to learn to conquer this difficult chore. We need more books like this. Keep up the good work, Amazon. You have a great resource in Tim Carter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative
Published 3 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Tim is Amazing!
If you've not watched Tim's tips then this is a good place to start...the man is tireless at helping! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Rockin Rog
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a great guide!
Tim Carter hits a home run again with his How To manual! A must have for all do it yourselfers!
Published 19 months ago by Linny Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Info
Tim always give clear and concise information on home improvement projects. Awesome info for grouting tile floors. I would recommend any of his publications
Published on May 10, 2013 by Carlene Sylvia
5.0 out of 5 stars How to Grout Ceramic Floor Tile
My husband liked the book and found it easy to follow. You should see the wonderful horse picture he incorporated into the tiling he did in the bathroom. My dream...
Published on January 25, 2013 by Applewood Ranch
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent how to guides.
Tim's How to books are great books to show you how to do the job right the first time. They are well worth it to read before you start a DIY project. Read more
Published on November 22, 2012 by GC
5.0 out of 5 stars Grouting a Ceramic Floor
If you are a DIY you need to see/read this How to Grout Ceramic Floor Tile e book. Great job on explaining how to do it for those of us not in that line of work. Thank you!
Published on May 28, 2012 by Mame
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful How-to
This is a wonderfully put together how-to ebook on grouting floor tile. Tim Carter did a great job showing the ins and outs of how to grout your tile along with some handy tips... Read more
Published on April 30, 2012 by Josh Perry
5.0 out of 5 stars Groutability
This DIY grouting instruction book has excellent instructions and very helpful images. It covered many small but very important areas not addressed in our average how-to manuals. Read more
Published on April 30, 2012 by KingsKid
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Grout!
This was very helpful in outlining the pitfalls of doing grout work.I'd recommend to anyone who is unfamiliar with this kind of work.
Published on April 23, 2012 by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Howdy, I'm Tim Carter, a former full-time hands-on custom builder and remodeler. I'm also the founder of the syndicated newspaper column Ask the Builder and the award-winning website,

My passion is home building, remodeling and home repairs. I'm also very passionate about my wife, my kids and my friends. I'm a master carpenter, master plumber, master roof cutter and love installing ceramic tile, marble and granite. As crazy as this sounds, I also love to install wallpaper. I find that very therapeutic.

About seventeen years ago a close friend of mine, Fuzzy, passed away very suddenly. He was the president of the top poured concrete foundation company in Cincinnati, OH when I was building. Fuzzy knew more about poured concrete foundations probably than all the other foundation people in Cincinnati combined.

Moments after I got the phone call about Fuzzy's passing, I started crying. Not only was I sad that I'd not see him again, but I was mourning the loss of all of the knowledge in his head. He'd never taken the time to write down one thing. All of us in the building trades would have to re-invent the wheel. We'd have to grope around trying to figure out what he knew.

That day I vowed I would not let that happen to me. I wanted to pass on my building knowledge to my kids and to you so that you wouldn't have to guess. You wouldn't have to experiment.

I wanted you to Do it Right, Not Over.

That's become my motto, and I hope it becomes my legacy.

Please feel free to contact me via my website. Subscribe to my newsletter. I do fan meet ups all over the United States and announce the dates and locations in my Free Newsletter.

I'd love to know more about you and how I can help you succeed with all your home improvement projects.

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