GPTP Designed Installation Systems

Sponsored by National Tile Contractors Association
1 AIA LU/HSW; 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. Participants will be introduced to the new product and installation standards for the safe use of gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs.
  2. This program will illustrate how to properly install floor applications that will reduce lippage and the risk of slip/fall accidents that sometimes result from excess lippage.
  3. Participants will learn new installation techniques required and design options that offer substantial cost savings over traditional methods.
  4. Explain how gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs can contribute to desirable, sustainable design practices.

This course is part of the Tile Academy

This course will discuss new materials standards, new installation standards and use of GPTP / Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/slabs. Gauged porcelain tile panel/slabs require different installation methods, tooling and project logistics, this program will provide valuable insights that can benefit proper project specifications, planning, labor selection and execution.


Photo courtesy of Custom Building Products. Architects: DLR Group; ZGF Architects

Custom system maintains high standards at the University of Wyoming.

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 October 2021