Regional GPTP Training Program - Norcross, GA
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Regional GPTP Training Program - Norcross, GA

When: Friday, December 6, 2019
7:30 AM
Where: Crossville Studios
1256 Oakbrook Drive
Ste. F
Norcross, Georgia  30093
United States
Presenter: Mark Heinlein
Contact: Mark Heinlein

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December 6, 2019
Crossvile Studios-
Norcross, GA

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$50.00 Refundable deposit

All no shows/cancellations forfeit a refund.

Curriculum/Course Description:
Gauged Porcelain Tile/Panels

Standards based installation of Gauged Porcelain Tile and GaugedPorcelain Panels/Slabs
Attendees will learn the tile industry standards with a focus on the new standards and methods for installing Gauged Porcelain Tile and Panels. Learn how it is made, where it can be used for and the special tools, setting materialsand techniques required to install it.

These items will be covered:
*Introduction to tile industry standards
*Use of ANSI A108.19 to install Gauged Porcelain Tile and Panels
*Use of specialty tools and setting materials to install GPTP
*Working with a team to install GPTP


7:30 - 8:00 Arrive at training location
• Sign in

8:00 Welcome and introductions
• Overview of seminar and agenda

8:10 Introduction to Tile Industry Methods and Standards (NTCA)
• ANSI A108 / A118 - American National Standards Specifications
for the Installation of Ceramic Tile – Material and Installation
• ANSI A137.1 / 137.2 – Specifications for Ceramic and Glass tiles
• TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass and Stone Tile Installation

8:30 Introduction to Gauged Porcelain Tile and Panels (Manufacturer)

8:50 Overview of ANSI A108.19 and ANSI A137.3 (NTCA)
• American National Standard Specifications for Gauged Porcelain
Tiles and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels / Slabs – Material and
Installation Standards

9:20 Setting Materials for GPTP – Selection and Use (Manufacturer)

9:30 Break

9:45 Safety Briefing

10:00 Hands on Demonstration: Substrate Prep for Floors and Walls
(NTCA / Manufacturer)
• Inspect horizontal and vertical substrates for flatness
• Discuss proper substrate preparation, materials and techniques

10:15 Introduction to Specialized Tools and Material Handling (NTCA /
• Proper tool usage and material handling
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11:00 Grout Joints, Expansion Joints and Lippage Tuning
Systems/Devices (NTCA / Manufacturer)

11:10 Break into teams

11:15 Installation of GPTP on Floors
• First team installs GPTP on floor

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Review / Q&A

1:00 Installation of GPTP on Floors (Continued)
• Second team installs GPTP on floor
• Third team installs GPTP on floor

2:00 Installation of GPTP on Walls
• Fourth team installs GPTP on wall
• Fifth team installs GPTP on wall

3:00 Break

3:15 Work with tools to handle, cut, drill, measure, template

4:30 Review and Q&A

5:00 Certificates of Completion
Instructor led installation will cover these main points:
• Measure, cut and handle tile/panels
• Trowel selection and troweling techniques
• Timing
• Teamwork
• Bedding / Coverage
• Lippage tuning systems
• Control / Expansion / Perimeter joints
• Grouting / Sealant
• Wall installation
• Floor installation
• Cutting
• Drilling

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