Tiling Countertops with Michael Byrne. Ceramic-tile countertops can be as attractive as they are practical. Countertop is the perfect introduction to the techniques of tiling. With a bathroom as his job site, professional tilesetter demonstrates how to get traditional results with modern materials. You'll learn: how to work with both backer-board and mortar-bed substrates, how to trim tile around a sink, how to detail countertop for a clean, crisp look. How to Install Tile on a Countertop. If this is your first go at tilesetting, professional tilesetter gives you the confidence to see the job through. If you're an experienced tilesetter, you'll find this video full of new ideas to bring to your next tile job. By watching tilesetting, you'll learn how to: lay out tile for an orderly appearance in any shaped space, determine the proper consistency and coverage for thinset, cut tile, using a snap cutter, biters and a wet saw, and finish a grout job that requires no next-day scrubbing. Now you can tile any wall in your house. From layout to grouting, professional tilesetter offers his special insights into the techniques you need to accomplish the task. Using a bathroom job site, tilesetter handles typical problems such as uneven, out-of-plumb walls, and maneuvering around bathtubs, plumbing and windows. Rich in visual detail, the learn video is clear enough for beginners and specific enough for professionals. Tilesetter teaches you to see the creative possibilities in awkward situations: a badly placed pony wall, for instance, becomes an attractive focal point when you tile it with a cove and a contrasting pinstripe. You'll learn how to: use a jury stick to compare alternative layouts quickly, apply a moisture membrane for a waterproof substrate, mix mortar and float a vertical bed, cut and shape tile, using biters and a snap cutter.