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, 78 Fed. Reg. 56,274 (Sept. 12, 2013) to be codified at 29 C.F.R. pts. 1910, 1915, 1926. ... (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 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 ... (click for more info)
Bolstered by the improving housing market, the U.S. economy and ceramic tile industry continued to expand in 3Q 2013. U.S. unemployment continued to steadily decline through 3Q. As of Sept. the rate was at 7.2%, down from 7.8% in Sept. 2012 (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). ... (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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