Technical Resources

Tile & Stone in Specifications: Critical Issues and Best Practices

Course Description:

The increasing diversity in tile and stone applications coupled with expected outcomes demand a comprehensive understanding of the critical installation issues design professionals embrace as the design process begins. This course walks emerging professionals and seasoned veterans through changing standards and updated materials and methods to write effective specifications that ensure the safe, successful performance of these installations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with industry standards for ceramic, porcelain, glass and natural stone tile
  • Identify and understand the critical issues involved in writing specifications related to the performance of tile and stone installations
  • Know how to effectively specify critical issues in Section 09 3000 Tiling using the TCNA Handbook
  • Review and address critical installation considerations from installers and contractors to preserve design intent