November 14, 2018 Lunch & Learn

When:  Nov 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Akron-Canton
The Challenges of Installing Large-Format Porcelain Tiles
 
Presented by MAPEI 

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.
Participants in this course will earn 1 hour of AIA HSW LU.
 
Learning Objectives:
 
1. Participants will learn about the "calibration standards" that are followed when porcelain tile is manufactured.

2. Understanding of how the quality, variety of sizes, and intended use of the porcelain tile can affect the installation method.

3. Discussion the importance of surface preparation as the size of the porcelain tile increases.

4. Understanding that both the grout size and mortar type used can affect the performance of a large- format porcelain tile installation.

5. How an installation can be influenced by curvature, thermal movement, deformability and use of expansion joints.

Contact

Jillian Tipton

jtipton@aiaakron.org