Format: Video of Slides with Audio
Presenter: Michael Whistler, Gerald Sloan
A beautiful tile or stone installation in a kitchen or bathroom starts first with good building practices and a sensible design. While natural stone and ceramic tile are outstanding products for these areas, there are many considerations that need to be addressed in order to achieve long term success. The importance of proper material selection for showers, steam rooms, kitchen counters and more will be discussed. We will also explore substrate preparation, movement accommodation, and moisture management.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
? Discuss the proper foundation for a successful installation, including building practices and design
? Recognize the importance of proper material selection for showers, steam rooms and kitchen counters
? Illustrate proper substrate preparation, movement accommodation and moisture management procedures
? Identify proper installation methods