PRESENTATION: Designing Installation Systems for Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels

This program discusses the definition of gauged body porcelain, advantages, challenges, handling, tools and equipment, substrate considerations, installation methods and materials, and specification considerations. This program will cover:

   ➢ Basic types of gauged porcelain tile and its properties
   ➢ Learning the uniqueness of the product
   ➢ Time and money saving methods
   ➢ Waterproofing, substrate requirements, expansion joints, etc.
   ➢ Effective installation methods


Daniel Grant is Technical Field Representative for ARDEX Americas and has been with the company for 3 years.  He has 25 years experience in project management, installation management and installation.  He is a CTEF Certified Tile Installer, CTEF Evaluator for hands on CTI testing, GPTP Industry Certification Trainer for ANSI A108.19, NTCA Ambassador, FCICA Certified Installation Manger, and ICRI Certified Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician.

Cristian Bautista is CTEF certified tile installer who has been with ARDEX for 6 months.  He has 6 years tile installation experience prior to joining ARDEX.