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White Paper: Extreme Weather Tiling

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Setting tile in adverse or even severe weather conditions presents unique challenges.  The key to a successful project is preparation.

CUSTOM's Technical Services team provides guidance for setting tile when the weather does not cooperate. While these extreme conditions are usually experienced on exterior installation projects, the recommendations also apply to work inside buildings  that lack climate control.

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Top 5 Tips Video: Exterior Tiling



Exterior tile installation presents unique challenges for tile contractors and design professionals.  Tile selection, mortar selection and waterproofing membrane selection is critical to a projects success.

As part of CUSTOM's Top 5 Tips educational video series, Sr. Director of Technical Services Mike Micalizzi discusses the most critical things you need to consider.

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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.

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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.

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