Scott Carothers – Director of Certification & Training – Ceramic Tile & Education Foundation Registration closes 2 hours before event begins.
Today’s clients are smart and discriminating. Many times, they know what they want and enlist the expertise of a design professional to create a beautiful, functional, and long-lasting kitchen or bath. A successful installation that will stand the test of time combines that design with the appropriate tile installation standards and best practices.
Luxurious, easy-to-maintain bathrooms designed for life’s fast pace must be able to handle large volumes of water dispensed through multiple showerheads and/or from frequent use. Although waterproofing systems from manufacturers with a lifetime warranty build client confidence, the choice of tile affects success, too.
It’s important to understand of the wide array of tile products available for use in the kitchen or bath which products are appropriate and will function well especially in wet environments. For example, although natural stone offers an aesthetic that can be difficult to match, the enhanced technology of present-day tile products offers consumers significantly reduced care and maintenance. Even seasoned professionals have difficulty discerning the difference.
Ultimately, the stunning design using the best and most attractive tile products requires one additional component; the inclusion of Qualified Labor as defined by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). TCNA and the Handbook Committee strongly recommend using installers who have demonstrated their commitment to their craft and take the time to say current with the latest materials and methods. Because tile is a permanent finish, the lowest bid should not be the driving factor, but rather who is the most qualified to perform the scope of the work specified.
Learn more in this presentation about the key considerations of a proper kitchen and bath tile installation, the characteristics of tile, stone and glass, and the benefits of hiring Qualified Labor for the installation of tile. At the end of this session you will:
Identify key considerations in proper tile installation in the kitchen and bath.
Describe the characteristics of tile, stone and glass.
Discover the necessities of hiring Qualified Labor.