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2016 TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation

A guide to assist in clarifying and standardizing installation specifications for tile. Each installation recommendation, or method, requires a properly designed, constructed, and prepared substructure using materials and construction techniques that meet nationally recognized material and construction standards. Included are: product selection guides for ceramic, glass, and stone tiles; guidelines for wet areas; ISO mortar and grout specifications; information on substrate flatness requirements; information on grout joint sizes and patterns, and workmanship standards excerpted from ANSI installation standards.


Note: Hard copies of the 2016 Handbook are no longer available for purchase. The 2017 edition of the Handbook is currently in production, and it is estimated that hard copies of the 2017 edition will be available for purchase by August 18th. The 2016 digital edition of the Handbook is still available, and it is estimated that the 2017 digital edition will be available for purchase by August 1st.

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