Regional Substrate Prep/Large Format Tile Training Program - Topeka, KS
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Regional Substrate Prep/Large Format Tile Training Program - Topeka, KS

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7:30 AM
Where: Historic Harley Davidson
2047 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, Kansas  66612
United States
Presenter: Mark Heinlein
Contact: Mark Heinlein

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May 1, 2019
Historic Harley Davidson -
Topeka, KS

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Curriculum/Course Description:
Standard Practices: Substrate Preparation and Large Format Tile

Attendees will learn how use the ANSI A108 standards and TCNA Handbook to address real world challenges in hands on installations focusing on substrate examination and preparation for setting large format tile.

These items will be covered:
*ANSI standards and how to apply them
*How to use the TCNA Handbook
*Different substrates and standards that apply to them
*Substrate preparation
*Setting large format tile


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

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

8:10 Classroom: Tile Industry Methods and Standards and References (NTCA)
• Introduction to the major tile industry standards
o ANSI A108 / A118 / ANSI A136.1
o ANSI A137.1 / A137.2 / A137.3

9:00 Classroom: How to Navigate and Use the TCNA Handbook (NTCA)

9:45 Break

10:00 Safety Briefing

10:15 Hands on: Substrate Prep for Floors and Walls (NTCA / Manufacturer)
• Inspect horizontal and vertical substrates for flatness
• Proper substrate preparation, materials and techniques

10:30 Break into teams

10:35 Hands on: Substrate Prep for Floors (NTCA / Manufacturer)
• Inspect horizontal substrates for flatness
• Discuss expansion joints, control joints, perimeter joints
• Discuss proper materials, tools, techniques for SLU
• Install soft joints and primer

11:15 Hands on: Substrate Prep for Floors (NTCA / Manufacturer)
• Inspect horizontal substrates for flatness
• Proper materials, tools, techniques for rapid setting patch
• Install rapid setting patch material to obtain required flatness
NTCA Regional Training Program – Standard Practices - Updated 12/26/17 4

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Review / Q&A

1:00 Hands On: Install Self-Leveling Underlayment
• Use a variety of techniques to mix and pour SLU
• Groups will compare notes about mixing / pouring techniques

1:45 Hands on: Prep and Substrate Installation for Walls (NTCA / Manufacturer)
• Inspect vertical substrates and/or framing for flatness, plumb
and square
• Follow manufacturer instructions to install substrate on walls for a
flat, plumb and square tile installation and to meet industry
required standards for flatness for large format tile

3:00 Break

3:15 Hands on: Prep and Substrate Installation for Floors (NTCA / Manufacturer)
• Follow manufacturer instructions to install CBU on floors.

3:45 Hands on: Mortar Selection, Mixing and Bond Coat Coverage for
Large Format Tile
• Mix mortar per manufacturer instructions
• Trowel selection and proper application of mortar to ensure
proper bond coat thickness and coverage for large format tile in
dry and wet areas on walls and floors

4:30 Review and Q&A

5:00 Certificates of Completion

Instructor led installation will cover these main points:
• Understanding and use of industry accepted standards,
methods and best practices and why this matters
• Substrate installation to meet standards for Large Format Tile
• Trowel selection and troweling techniques
• Bond coat thickness / Coverage
• Control / Expansion / Perimeter joints