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Tileology - Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

Tile and Porcelain Basics

  • What are the types of tile
  • Manufacturing and technical aspects of tile
  • Installation and specification tips

The Truth About Porcelain

  • Are all porcelains equal
  • Tile testing and ASTM Standards
  • Waterproofing, sound proofing and crack isolation applications
  • Coefficient of Friction (COF) slip resistance – new standards
  • The BOT 3000

Decorative Products 101

  • The history of decorative products
  • How glass, metals and hand painted tiles are manufactured
  • Common problems and issues with decoratives

Green Issues and Myths of Tile

  • What is LEED and the National Green Building Standard
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the benefits of tile
  • The TCNA Green Initiative “The Natural Choice”

Care and Maintenance of Tile and Grout

  • What are the types of sealers
  • Cleaning and maintaining tile
  • Problem solving grout and tile
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