Jackson, Miss.—The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is launching a brand-new training module in its regional training program: Thick-Bed Installations. According to the NTCA, this program will debut at America’s Floor Source in Columbus, Ohio on August 26, 2022.
The NTCA said Thick-Bed Installations regional training is open to NTCA members and other professional tile contractors and installers, with a class size capped at 20. Led by highly-qualified and experienced NTCA trainers and supported by a team of tile industry experts and partners, instruction will be given in both classroom and hands-on environments to address real-world tile system installation challenges. Attendees will learn how to use and apply ANSI A108 installation standards and TCNA Handbook methods.
The primary learning objective of this free class is to become familiar with the flexibility of dry-pack mortar beds to resolve a wide range of installation challenges and to achieve tile industry standard substrate requirements, according to the NTCA. Focus will be on thick-bed installations for floors and shower pans, using a variety of drain types and membranes, with additional instruction on wall installations.