International trade and standards for ceramic tile were the focus of discussions as delegates from 15 countries met last week in Clemson, South Carolina, home to the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), to develop new standards for ceramic tiles.
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The 2014 editions of these helpful publications can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
TCNA Tile Initiative (includes 10-page guide to LEED v4 and tile, and much more)
Tile: The Natural Choice (green building standards table updated to include information on LEED v4)
The Tile Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA) on behalf of our 232 members submits the following comments on the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) proposed rule, Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. ... (click for more info)
This Update, released January 31, 2014, provides changes to the A137.2-2012 standard that were balloted and approved by the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee A108 in 2013. It accompanies and brings current all printed and digital copies of A137.2-2012. ... (click for more info).
Many manufacturers have stopped 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 AcuTest®, 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 ... (click for more info)
Bolstered by the improving construction and housing markets, the U.S. economy and ceramic tile industry continued to expand in 2013. ... (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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