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TCNA: Tile Council of North America, Inc.

TCNA, Tile Council of North America, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards for the tiling industry. Headquartered in Anderson, United States, TCNA standards are used by its over 200 member companies, representing 90% of ceramic tile production in North America. TCNA also serves as the administrator for the U.S. TAG (United States Technical Advisory Group) to ISO/TC 189 (International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee). Standards from TCNA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: StandardsSubscriptions@ansi.org or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI A108/A118/A136.1:2017

American National Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile - Version 2017.3

This publication is a compilation of voluntary standards for the installation of ceramic tile. American national standard specifications A108.01, .02, .1A, .1B, .1C, .4, .5, .6, .8, .9, .10, .11, .12, .13, .14, .15, .16, and .17 define the installation of ceramic tile. A118.1, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11, .12, .13, .15, and A136 define the test methods and physical properties for ceramic tile installation materials. These standards are intended to be referenced or included in the ceramic tile sections of project specifications.


ANSI A137.1:2012

American National Standards Specifications for Ceramic Tile

This publication presents voluntary standard specifications for ceramic tile. It lists and defines various types, sizes, physical properties, and grading procedures for ceramic tile, including mosaic tile, quarry tile, pressed floor tile, glazed wall tile, porcelain tile, trim units, and specialty tile. This standard provides quality criteria for buyers, specifiers, installers, manufacturers, and the public in general. It is intended for reference or inclusion in the ceramic tile section of project specifications and contracts.


ANSI A137.1:2017

American National Standards Specifications for Ceramic Tile

This publication presents voluntary standard specifications for ceramic tile. It lists and defines various types, sizes, physical properties, and grading procedures for ceramic tile, including mosaic tile, quarry tile, pressed floor tile, glazed wall tile, porcelain tile, trim units, and specialty tile. This standard provides quality criteria for buyers, specifiers, installers, manufacturers, and the public in general. It is intended for reference or inclusion in the ceramic tile section of project specifications and contracts.


ANSI A108/A118/A136.1:2014

American National Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile - Version 2013.1

This publication is a compilation of voluntary standards for the installation of ceramic tile. American national standard specifications A108.01, .02, .1A, .1B, .1C, .4, .5, .6, .8, .9, .10, .11, .12, .13, .14, .15, .16, and .17 define the installation of ceramic tile. A118.1, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11, .12, .13, .15, and A136 define the test methods and physical properties for ceramic tile installation materials. These standards are intended to be referenced or included in the ceramic tile sections of project specifications.


ANSI A108/A118/A136.1:2013

American National Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile - Version 2013.1

This publication is a compilation of voluntary standards for the installation of ceramic tile. American national standard specifications A108.01, .02, .1A, .1B, .1C, .4, .5, .6, .8, .9, .10, .11, .12, .13, .14, .15, .16, and .17 define the installation of ceramic tile. A118.1, .3, .4, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .10, .11, .12, .13, .15, and A136 define the test methods and physical properties for ceramic tile installation materials. These standards are intended to be referenced or included in the ceramic tile sections of project specifications.


ANSI A137.2:2013

American National Standard Specifications for Glass Tile

This publication presents voluntary standard specifications for glass tile. It lists and defines various types, sizes, and physical properties for glass tile, including large format, mosaic, miniature mosaic, cast, fused, and low temperature-coated glass tile. This standard provides quality criteria for buyers, specifiers, installers, manufacturers, and the public in general. It is intended for reference or inclusion in the glass tile section of product specifications and contracts.


ANSI A137.3/A108.19:2017

American National Standard Specifications for Gauged Porcelain Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (Material and Installation Standards)

American National Standard Specification A137.3 describes the minimum physical properties and grading procedures for gauged porcelain tiles and gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs. It provides quality criteria for buyers, specifiers, installers, manufacturers, and the public in general. öGaugedö means manufactured to a thickness that is specific and largely associated with installation and use. Tile panels/slabs are those that are one square meter in facial area or larger. Some of the key issues addressed by this standard are:  
Floor, wall, and countertop strength criteria for ôTable 4ö gauged products that have a declared nominal thickness within the range of 5.0 to 6.5 mm
   
Wall and countertop strength criteria for ôTable 5ö gauged products that have a declared nominal thickness within the range of 3.5 to 4.9 mm
   
Thickness accuracy and precision criteria
   
Provisions for sampling and visual inspection, considering tile panels/slabs can be very large
   Provisions for gauged products with back layer reinforcing American National Standard A108.19 provides procedures and requirements for interior installation of gauged porcelain tiles and gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs. These products require unique installation and workmanship considerations, and some of the key issues addressed by this standard addresses include:  
Floor and wall installation procedures for ANSI A137.3 ôTable 4ö gauged products
   
Wall installation procedures for ANSI A137.3 ôTable 5ö gauged products
   
Substrate requirements
   
Lippage criteria and use of lippage control systems
   
Unique coverage criteria and evaluation procedures
   
Special floor setting provisions that involve embedding by walking


ANSI A138.1:2012

Green Squared American National Standard Specifications for Sustainable Ceramic Tiles, Glass Tiles, and Tile Installation Materials

This voluntary product standard may be used by competent assessors to determine product conformance with the criteria defined herein for environmentally and socially sustainable ceramic tiles, glass tiles, and tile installation materials. This standard is intended to assist in the selection of tile and related installation materials that satisfy broad consumer preferences and market, government, and business procurement program demands for sustainability.


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