Large Gauged Porcelain Panels

Sponsored by Coverings 2023
1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC CEU; 0.1 ICC CEU; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the qualities and benefits of large gauged porcelain panels/slabs, its characteristics, and how it’s different.
  2. Explain the manufacturing process involved in producing thin large gauged porcelain panels/slabs.
  3. Recognize the appropriate applications for large gauged porcelain panel/slabs.
  4. Explain the transportation and installation requirements with the specialized tools required to handle and fabricate large gauged porcelain panels/slabs.

This course is part of the Tile Academy

Porcelain tile is in the spotlight because new technologies allow manufacturers to create high performance thin gauged porcelain panels in both residential and commercial projects, and it lends itself well to indoor and outdoor applications. Large gauged porcelain panels/slabs are light, strong and durable, and can be used in projects where other materials would be too thick or heavy. Panels can help with sustainable design or “green” building requirements. Special tools are required to help ensure that handling and installation go smoothly so that architects and builders can specify and install the panels with confidence. This course will explore new options for large gauged porcelain panels available for architects and designers. It will highlight not only the manufacturing process and product characteristics, but also the application and installation requirements associated with the material, along with new industry standards.

Large Gauged Porcelain

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Originally published in September 2021