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Step-by-step guide to installing a ceramic tile countertop over plastic laminate.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 71

How to re-tile your kitchen counter.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1985 (v.63#9) pg. 139

Install your own ceramic tile countertop following these how-to guidelines.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1987 (v.10#9) pg. 44

Ceramic back-splash. How to turn a dull kitchen wall into a splashy showpiece in just one day.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1996 (v.19#5) pg. 70

How to install a kitchen countertop and a backsplash of hand painted ceramic tiles. Includes instructions for painting the tiles and installing them, along with an assortment of accessories you can make.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 10 1978 (v.91#8) pg. 100

A review of the five common countertop materials used in a kitchen. Looks at advantages of each, durability, cleanability, costs, etc. Typical edge finishes are also viewed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #270 Jul-Aug 1986 (v.36#6) pg. 53

Tip on eliminating the cracks in the joint between a countertop surface and backsplash.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 8

Covering a countertop and backsplash with ceramic tile is illustrated step-by-step.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #305 Feb 1990 (v.40#2) pg. 44

Details for attaching a stainless-steel kitchen sink so that the sink rim is recessed below a tiled countertop.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 6

Tip: How to make and install a wood counter edge molding on ceramic countertops.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 14

Tiling a mortar-bed counter. How one tile setter builds the classic kitchen work surface.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #25 Feb-Mar 1985 pg. 32

Tiling a kitchen backsplash using decorative tiles.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 67
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 26 (Marking cut lines)

Making a colorful Mexican tile backsplash for a kitchen countertop. Included in an article on designing a small, stylish kitchen.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 57

Tiling a kitchen counter. Step-by-step photos and instructions show the installation of tile on either a bed of mortar or cement board. Includes advice on installing special shapes (inside corner, outside corner, radiused corners, etc.).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #120 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 100

How to repair laminated plastic counters, ceramic tile counters, linoleum counters and wood counters.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 90

Tile tactics. How to upgrade your kitchen with a durable ceramic tile countertop and backsplash.
HOME MECHANIX #769 Oct 1992 (v.88) pg. 49

Quick and easy ceramic tile countertop. Shows how to prepare the countertop to recieve mortar, install the tiles, cut and fit irregular shapes, and finish.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #620 Jan 1980 (v.76) pg. 86

Using ceramic tiles for floors & counter tops. Instructions for making your own tiles.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1980 (v.1#2) pg. 47

How to lay ceramic tile over a plastic laminate countertop.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1985 (v.6#3) pg. 70

How to tile a countertop.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.17#4) pg. 24

Surfacing counters with ceramic tile.
PARENTS HOME Sep 1981 (v.5#10) pg. 4

How to install a new ceramic tile countertop right over an existing plastic laminate countertop is illustrated step-by-step with photos.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1977 (v.148#6) pg. 114

Tip: How to seal cement-based grout to prevent food spills and grease spots from staining tile counters and floors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1982 (v.158#4) pg. 54

How to install both tile and laminate on your countertops.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1983 (v.159#2) pg. 102

Installing ceramic tile over an existing plastic laminate countertop.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1998 (v.175#1) pg. 101

How to tile a countertop. The job is made easier by using an underlayment that is not affected by heat and moisture, and then gluing the ceramic tiles to this board before applying the grout.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1978 (v.213#3) pg. 100

How to lay your own ceramic tile counter top on a plywood base.
SUNSET Aug 1977 (v.159#2) pg. 106

Photos show how ceramic tile counter tops can be trimmed with wood base molding.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 165

How to build a tile countertop with a recess designed to hold a removable chopping block.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 168

Tip: How to install a tiled counter with front edge wood trim so the wood and tile won't separate.
SUNSET Oct 1985 (v.175#4) pg. 190

A custom-look kitchen on a shoestring. How to install ready-to-assemble cabinets, a tile countertop, and other tips.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 27 1982 (v.45#9) pg. 54, 172

Regrouting counter tops of ceramic tile.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1964 (v.20#2) pg. 40

Resurface kitchen countertops with ceramic tile without removing existing surfacing by using epoxy-based grout.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1966 (v.22#5) pg. 54

Tips on installing ceramic mosiac tile on a kitchen countertop.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 41

Customize a countertop. How to install or expand a ceramic tile countertop and backsplash.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1988 (v.44#5) pg. 34