Up Against a Wall
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
This presentation will provide the architect and specification writer with a thorough understanding and framework of knowledge with regard to "best practices" when installing ceramic tile and natural stone over interior wall/vertical surfaces.
A review of substrate preparation and options, waterproofing, movements joints, and lighting considerations will be highlighted. In addition, relevant ANSI, TCNA, and ASTM standards will also be Discussed.
- We will explore how the use of improper substrates can contribute to excessive vapor migration, microbial growth, and end-user health concerns.
- Explore how the use of improper substrates on wall surfaces negates extended life cycle opportunities which directly impacts sustainability.
- Identify concerns unique to the installation of ceramic tile and stone on interior wall/vertical surfaces as well as aesthetics.
- Identify substrate issues and concerns and be able to select the correct substrate for particular projects and design requirements.