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     Specifying Natural Stone
Tile Installations with Confidence

Date: Thursday

June 27, 2019

Time:  1:00 PM

Duration:  1 hour

Host:  Jim Olson 

Presenters: Mark Pennine

Meeting Description:

Make informed choices when specifying natural stone wall and floor tile installations by considering the impact that the stone, substrate and finished environment will have on the mortar and grout specification.


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How does moisture affect tile & stone installations?

Difficult to Bond to Substrates

Concrete Moisture in Tile Installations

Up Against the Wall

Sound Control for Ceramic and Stone Tiled Floors-What You're Not Hearing.

Substrate Preparation: Industry Standards and Remedy Solutions

Division 3 vs. Division 9

Getting Paid Faster

Opportunities and Challenges in Exterior Tiling

What You Need to Know About "Why Tile"

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider the NTCA 401k Plan

Benefits of Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels

Grout Haze - Avoiding It and Cleaning It

5 Proven Tips to Save Tile & Money for Tile/Stone Installation

What will you build first?

Recycled Rubber Sound Control Underlayments: Introduction to Installation Methods

Best Practices for Installing Exterior Tile Systems

How to build a flat, dry floor when the concrete slab is a problem

Going Curbless

TCNA & ANSI; Specifying Successful Tile and Stone Systems, By the Book

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Fast Track Tile & Stone Installation

Designing Exterior Installation Systems for Large Format & GPTP

Fundamentals of Expansion Joints to the Tile Installer

Myth Busters: Setting the Record straight on Tile Installation

Exit Planning

Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel/Slabs and LHT Mortar Technology


Electric Radiant Heat Tiling Systems and Installation Methodology

A Revolution in Tiling Leveling Systems - Perfect Installations Without Call Backs


Proper Use of Pre-Sealers and Grout Releases for the Installation of Tile & Stone

Tile Over What?

Evolution of Grout in Ceramic Tile & Stone Installations

How to Use Cleaners and Sealers for Tile, Grout, and Natural Stone

Capillary Passive Drainage for Exterior Tile Installations

Do I Really Have to Do That?

Superior Format Tile, The New Generation of Tile

Concrete Moisture; the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Sealers & Cleaners for Stone & Tile Installations - Chemistry and Function

When Epoxy Grout is a Better Choice

Barrier Free Showers

Maintenance and Problem Solving for Tile & Stone

Strategies for Social Media

What Lies Beneath, A Discussion of Underlayments. 

Busting Tile Installation Myths

Ideal Underlayments and Tile Setting Strategies

Why are Movement Joints Required in Tile & Stone Installations

Tiled Swimming Pool & Water Feature Installation Methods 

Avoid Call Backs: 4 Secrets to a Successful Tile Installation

Thin Porcelain Tile; It Continues to Grow in Size, Market, and Expectation

Tile Shower Installation Systems

Strategies of Exterior Tile Installations

Ready to Use Grouts

Benefits of Precast Cementitious Terrazzo Tile

Meeting Challenges for Tile & Stone Installations - New vs. Renovations

Maximizing Tile Installations with Profiles

But I Didn't Bid it That Way

The "ACT" way to Build a Reliable Shower

Building a BulletProof Spec

Grouting Solutions for Commercial Kitchens

Barrier Free Design

Residential Contracts and Other Standard Business Practices

Crack Isolation and Sound Membranes, are they all that they are cracked up to be?

Going Linear

Grout and Tile Specifications

Evolution of Tile Sealers and Cleaners

US Market Trends - A New Direction


Thin Tile Installation

Permeation , Crack Isolation and their Impact on Waterproofing

Large Format Tile & Substrates


Profits Thru Proper Protection & Care of Stone

A118.15 - Taking Mortar to the Next Level

New Direction for Thin Tile

Qualifying Tile & Stone Installation Systems using the S.T.A.C.K.

Cover it….. and You Own It

5 Steps to Building your Brand through Online Reputation Management

Large Format Thin Porcelain Tile Installation Methodology Improvement

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