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The Challenges of Installing Large-Format Porcelain Tiles

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Hobbs + Black Conference Room
  • 7

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Program Title:
The Challenges of Installing Large-Format Porcelain Tiles

Presenter: Marcus Perry
Specifications and Technical Consultant Blakely Products Co.

Course Description:
An explanation about the "calibration specifications" that are followed when porcelain tile is manufactured; how the quality, variety of sizes, and intended use of the porcelain tile can affect the installation method; and the importance of surface preparation as the size of the porcelain tile increases. The presentation also covers how the grout joint size and the mortar type used can affect the performance of a large-format porcelain tile installation; and how an installation can be influenced by curvature, thermal movement, deformability and use of expansion joints.

Length: 1 Hour

Credits: 1 Learning Unit Hour

Credit Type: HSW

AIA Huron Valley Members: Free
non-members: $10.00

Lunch will be provided

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