Slippery Tile - Choose the Right Tile for the Job

Slippery Tile - Choose the Right Tile for the Job

About Slippery Tile - Choose the Right Tile for the Job

Make sure that the tile products you sell, specify or install in interior or exterior applications are suitable for the intended use.

Tiles in wet applications should be slip-resistant and meet the minimum industry standards.  Beware, however, not to choose tiles that are too abrasive as they will cause maintenance issues in that they’ll require more frequent cleaning and will be difficult to clean.

Tiles in high-traffic applications should be durable enough to withstand the amount of wear and tear they’ll be subjected to.

When in doubt ask the manufacturer to provide written verification that a particular tile will be suitable for its intended use.  Perform quality assurance testing to verify the manufacturers’ claims.  Also, have the client sign a disclaimer that they understand the limitations of the product they’ve selected.

About the Tilewise Cartoons

TileWise cartoons were developed under Donato Pompo's leadership for Club '84 (Ceramic Tile Action Group).  Club '84 was a non-profit organization of accomplished individuals from all segments of the ceramic tile industry.  The group's mission was to develop and distribute educational aids to educate, train and bring quality awareness to the distributors, specifiers, installers, and consumers of Ceramic Tile.

The TileWise cartoons were created to communicate issuses and concerns in the business of using ceramic tile for all segments of the industry.  The objective was to educate to promote the quality use of ceramic tile.  In each cartoon the screen exaggerates what you shouldn't do or emphasizes an issue or concern, then George the Bucket (named after CTI founder George Lavenberg) says what is correct.  The cartoons ran for twelve years in each issue of the Tile Industry News, a major industry publication, published by the Ceramic Tile Institute until 1999 when it ceased.

Use these cartoons to educate your customers and employees to help avoid potential problems, and to promote a positive image of your company through newsletters, posters or mailings.

We hope you can put these cartoons to good use to help your industry and your business, and we know you will certainly benefit from them if you do.  Good Luck!

The TileWise Cartoons will be displayed and available for your use. Restricted to limited single use. Randy’s cherished wife, Suzanne, is working hard to care for their precious sons, Rudie and Remie. Randy’s sudden illness left them with limited resources. If you can benefit from the use of the TileWise Cartoons, and if you can afford it, a donation to Randy's family would be very much appreciated. Please see form below to pledge whatever amount you would like to donate.

Right click the cartoon of your choice (Restricted to limited single use) and do a "Save Picture As..." to your hardrive.

(over 50 TileWise cartoons for your pleasure, and to use to educate your customers and employees)

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