Originally established in 1945 to expand the market for ceramic tile in the United States, the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Today, the TCNA represents 142 ceramic tile and accessory makers, as well as suppliers, installation material/equipment makers and art/studio firms throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The TCNA is involved in multiple aspects of the ceramic tile market, including the development and publication of its TCNA Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, which has been updated with 15 new methods. In addition, the council works closely with organizations including ISO, ANSI, ASTM, NTCA and Coverings. The TCNA also operates professional lab testing and research services for more than 200 clients a year.