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Established in 1945 as the Tile Council of America (TCA), the Tile Council was created with the sole purpose of expanding the ceramic tile market in the United States. TCA’s research laboratory has developed and patented many innovative installation materials which have improved ceramic tile installation.

In 2003, the TCA became the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) to reflect its membership expansion to all of North America – Canada, Mexico and the United States.

The Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in promoting the use of ceramic tile and in developing North American and international industry standards. Additionally, towards the goal of expanding the ceramic tile market in North America, TCNA regularly conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory and trade agencies, offers professional training, and publishes installation guidelines, tile standards, economic reports, and promotional literature.

TCNA is a trade association representing manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials, and other tile-related products.

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The Tile Council of North America, Inc. (TCNA) publishes industry-consensus guidelines for ceramic tile installation. To purchase any of our publications, click here. For installation methods involving specific products, manufacturers are your best resource as they offer application instructions and architectural support where their products are being specified.

You can find many answers to your questions by going to our FAQ section.

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