Tools for Tile Contractors when working with Architects

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Looking for online tools to help you choose the right tile installation products?

The CUSTOM website offers resources that make selecting a quality tile installation system fast and easy. Plus, you can always call on our Technical Services for expert assistance on any type of project.

If you are working with a professional architect, designer or specifier, turn to our Architects & Designers web page to:  

  • Locate tile installation products by ANSI Standard
  • View Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook details
  • Download 3-Part CSI Specifications
  • Use the Grout Color Selector to see our newly refreshed color palette

 Read about more time saving tools available to you by clicking the link below.


Tile Installation System Tools for Design & Specification Professionals

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Looking for online tools to help you write the 09 30 00 tile spec for a warranted installation of tile products? 

The CUSTOM website offers resources that make specifying the right tile installation system fast and easy.  Plus, you can always call on our team of Architectural Consultants for expert technical assistance.

Learn more about:

  • Product selection by ANSI standard
  • Our 3-part CSI specs
  • Our ARCAT Wizard and BIM Objects Library
  • Additional technical documentation
  • AIA / CES Seminars

CUSTOM's Mobile App for Tile & Stone Installation

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The official CUSTOM app for mobile devices is here!  This tile installation app is an essential tool that will help you save time and be more efficient.

The app includes:

Product Information, Technical Data Sheets, Material Safety Data Sheets, Material Calculator, Grout Color Selector, Where to Buy, CUSTOM's Video Library and Quick Access to Technical Support.

Available for Apple or Android devices.  Download it today.


Large Format Tile Requires Specialized Mortars

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Today’s tile is larger than ever.  For ceramic or porcelain tile greater than 15” (38 cm) on one or more sides and for all natural stone, the new industry standard calls for the use of a specialized mortar.

These modified dry-set mortars (large format tile mortars) are specifically formulated for large and heavy tile.  They resist slumping to support the increased weight, promoting smoother tile installations with reduced lippage or unevenness between tiles.  Uneven tiles detract from the smooth, monolithic look of the floor, create challenging grout joints and can even present a trip and fall hazard.

CUSTOM’s unmatched family of large format tile (LFT) mortars ranges from everyday performance to high-performance options with attributes engineered to address specific jobsite issues such as crack isolation, the need for 10-year or lifetime warranties, a fast return to service or tile installation weight considerations.


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