Starting early in 2014,many manufacturers will stop reporting coefficient of friction (COF) per the C1028 method. Why? The standard for COF for ceramic tile floors has changed! And there is now a ≥0.42 requirement, measured per the DCOF AcuTestSM, for level interior tiles that will be walked on when wet ... (click for more info).
In November 2007, the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) launched the Porcelain Tile Certification Agency (PTCA) to certify porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is defined as an impervious tile with a water absorption of 0.5% or less as measured by ... (click for more info).
At the halfway point in 2013, the U.S. economy continued to show marked improvement vs. 2012. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, new home starts in June rose to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 846,000 units, up 11.8% from June 2012. ... (click for more info).
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A home or any building today is one of the few things still made entirely "by hand" and every aspect of a tile installation relies on the tile contracting company and its installers. How good the finished installation looks, how well it performs, and how long it lasts are in their hands ... (click for more info).
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