May 2015

Extreme Conditions Grouting

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Is every tile project installed in ideal weather conditions?  Probably not.  For the best results, grout should be installed when the temperature is between 50°F and 100°F with controlled humidity and wind, after the bonding mortar has properly cured. 

Read our technical bulletin on Extreme Weather Grouting for tips and things to consider when conditions are less than ideal.


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.


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.


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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