Gauged porcelain (thin) tile technology is exploding in the market and new standards are being developed for the tile and installation process. This course will help you understand the benefits of gauged (thin) porcelain tile panels, installation methods and which are most appropriate for various applications, occupant and environmental health benefits, common failures and how to avoid them, as well as total project cost and timeline improvement opportunities.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the benefits of thin (gauged) porcelain tile panels and various installation methods
  • List surface preparation steps including how to achieve a clean and flat substrate
  • Determine which method is most appropriate for various applications
  • Understand occupant and environmental health benefits, including respirable silica, VOC’s, sound abatement and recycled content