JACKSON, MS -- The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), with support from Custom Building Products, recently announced a new Russian language version of its popular Trowel and Error video. This collaborative effort could not have taken place without a significant contribution from NTCA member, Pavlo (Pasha) Starykov of Vancouver, WA. Starykov, a native of Russia and owner of Star Tile and Stone, volunteered countless hours in translation from English to Russian. He will share this version with other Russian speaking installers in the U.S. and abroad.

NTCA now provides the Trowel and Error video in Russian, Spanish, and English. Trowel and Error is a short educational video that depicts the proper way to key in and trowel thinset mortar for the installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. This video has assisted thousands of installers to help them achieve consistent mortar coverage to bond the tile or stone to the prepared substrate. It was developed by the National Tile Contractors Association in 1999 and quickly gained national and international acceptance. Thanks to the generosity of Custom Building Products, the video was recently re-produced and formatted to modern digital platforms.

A Spanish version was quickly translated and has seen significant engagement on the NTCA You Tube channel. To view the Russian version, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyp6pVibLp8.