Design Function First: Large Format and Thin Tile Installation

a Pleasanton Program

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Free and open to all. Please RSVP to
Location: Dahlin Group, 5865 Owens Dr., Pleasanton


The use of large format tile (LFT) meets the objectives and vision of architects, designers and building owners: A clean, modern look. Ease of maintenance. Durability. Safety. Accessibility. It is critical to know and understand the LFT installation process before design begins. Clayton Peck and Joani Woelfel, Allied Member from the Tile and Stone Council of Northern California will be joining us to addresses design, function, materials and methods to help achieve those goals and avoid costly mistakes.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to…

1. Use applicable ANSI standards to specify large format tile and assess how those standards directly relate to the safe, successful performance of a tile installation
2. Assess and evaluate different substrates for suitability, soundness and necessary preparation before writing a tile specification in order to avoid incompatible applications and costly changes
3. Locate current related standards and recommendations from ANSI and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook and how and where to apply them
4. Learn how to specify tile installations to avoid potential failures and dangerous conditions, and to facilitate accessibility while enhancing the beauty of the design project

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