TCNA: What's New in Green Initiatives, Free Handbooks, and more!
Join us for coffee and breakfast pastries at the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) booth (#3636) each morning. This is a great opportunity to network with industry colleagues, catch up with TCNA staff about their latest projects, and visit more than 100 exciting exhibitors in the TCNA - North America pavilion.
Free TCNA Handbook & Discounted PublicationsTile Council is offering a complimentary copy of the 2011 TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, & Stone Tile Installation to attendees at Coverings 2011 in Las Vegas. Additionally, TCNA is offering significant discounts on other publications exclusively at Coverings.
The 2011 edition has been revamped for ease-of-use and now includes methods for installing glass and stone tile. Plus, numerous new sections have been added, bringing the Handbook to over 300 pages. Guides for the selection of ceramic tile, glass tile, stone tile, setting materials and many other products are just a few of the new additions. Also, for the first time, the Handbook includes a directory of tile contractors with Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) certified tile installers!
Stop by TCNA’s booth (#3636) in the North American Pavilion to pick up a complimentary copy of the Handbook (while supplies last) and take advantage of the substantial discounts on other TCNA publications.
TCNA's Product Performance Testing LabIn addition to the wide range of tests already offered for tile, dimension stone, and installation materials per ASTM, ANSI and ISO standards, TCNA’s Product Performance Testing Lab now offers the following services to meet the tile industry’s green testing needs:
- Photocatalytic testing
- Antibacterial testing
- Expanded fungus and microorganism testing
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) testing
- Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) testing
Stop by TCNA’s booth (#3636) to speak with TCNA lab staff about these and the many other services we can provide.
TCNA Green Initiative & Green WebsiteTCNA is committed to leading the tile industry initiative addressing environmental sustainability and has launched an educational campaign titled Tile-The Natural Choice. The new “Specifying Green” section in the 2011 TCNA Handbook provides valuable information on green building and the sustainability of tile products.
Also, TCNA’s TileTheNaturalChoice.com website fully integrates the North American tile industry's environmental messages. In addition to being loaded with information on LEED, CHPS, ICC-700, and the industry's general environmental contributions, the site contains a green product locator and links to a wealth of green articles and presentations.
Whether you are a homeowner, architect, specifier, or member of the general public, a visit to TileTheNaturalChoice.com will help you better understand the tile industry's place in the spectrum of sustainable building materials.
Visit us at booth #3636 for the latest news about TCNA’s environmental initiatives and especially for advance information on Green SquaredSM, a sustainability standard under development for tile and installation materials.