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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/A136.1:2020

Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile

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 A137.1:2019

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 A137.1:2019

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 A137.1:2019

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 A137.3-2017/A108.19-2020

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. ”Gauged” means manufactured to a thickness that is specific and largely associated with installation and use.


ANSI A137.1:2019

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 A137.1:2019

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 A137.2:2019

American National Standard Specifications for Glass Tile

This voluntary standard lists and defines various types, sizes, and physical properties for glass tile. Some of the key issues addressed by the standard are: Methods of manufacture Categorization by size Mounting criteria for mounted glass tiles Definitions and test procedures for measuring translucence Strength criteria Thermal Shock resistance using real life temperature ranges Levels of recycled content 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 A108/A118/A136.1:2020

Specifications for the Installation of Ceramic Tile

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 A137.2:2019

American National Standard Specifications for Glass Tile

This voluntary standard lists and defines various types, sizes, and physical properties for glass tile. Some of the key issues addressed by the standard are:  Methods of manufacture  Categorization by size  Mounting criteria for mounted glass tiles  Definitions and test procedures for measuring translucence  Strength criteria  Thermal Shock resistance using real life temperature ranges  Levels of recycled content 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.


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