Combining Design and Function in Today's ADA Compliant Bathroom

Sponsored by National Tile Contractors Association
*1 ADA State Accessibility/Barrier-Free; 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW; 1 GBCI CE Hour; 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. How barrier-free environments can be customized to include various design elements while remaining ADA compliant.
  2. Why bonded waterproofing technology lends itself to the construction requirements of barrier-free design.
  3. Define the principle of uncoupling, its functions, and history.
  4. Explore the evolution of tile setting techniques, along with the benefits and limitations of each stage of development.

This course is part of the Tile Academy

This course goes further in depth to discuss tile specifications in relation to movement joints, environmental conditions, installation, membranes, etc. Covering proper installation using a consistent set of criteria for evaluating the sustainability of tile and tile installation products to ensure the safety and well-being of the building occupants. Check out Avoiding Specification Pitfalls - Part 1 prior to viewing this course.

Combining Design

Photo courtesy of Schluter® Systems

This test is no longer available for credit
National Tile Contractors Association Established in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. With a membership made up of over 1,500 members, NTCA is one of the fastest growing trade associations in the U.S. construction industry. NTCA strives to improve the tile installation trade through education and training, participation in the development of standards and methods, and communication of our initiatives to related trades.


Originally published in September 2021