Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Know Your Porcelain

Sponsored by Florida Tile
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. %IDefine what makes a tile porcelain and what “Certified Porcelain” means
  2. %IIdentify different types of porcelain tiles
  3. %IDiscuss how porcelain tiles are manufactured
  4. %IAnalyze the technical specifications listed for porcelain tile in marketing materials


0.1 IDCEC CEU. Credit is also accepted by the ASID,IIDA and IDC
*This course may qualify for PDH credit. Check your state licensing board for all laws, rules and regulations to confirm.
Porcelain tile is beautiful, strong, durable and an ideal surface in commercial as well as residential applications. Certified porcelain excels as a versatile finish material both indoors and out from kitchens to baths, poolside to hospital hallway. Porcelain tile meets universal design and this presentation will review the latest information on using the dynamic coefficient of friction (DCOF) vs. the static coefficient of friction (SCOF) for tile surfaces that meet ADA criteria. Architects will review the manufacturing of tiles, the use of recycled content, tile grading, markings and tile applications. Numerous examples of the different types of porcelain will expand the architect’s design toolkit. Mastering the art of selecting and specifying porcelain tile, architects can comfortably choose porcelain tile to provide durability and sustainability to their projects. %P

This course also qualifies for Professional Development Hours (PDH): Submit certificate of completion for PDH credit to your state licensing board. Check your state licensing board for all laws, rules, regulations and continuing education requirements.




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