Specify the Right Tile

Specify the Right Tile

About Specify the Right Tile

All tiles are not suitable for all applications. Floor tiles used in interior wet areas and exterior areas must be slip resistant. Tiles used in exterior applications in cold regions must be freeze thaw stable. Some floor tiles may wear well when installed as a residential floor, but may not wear well in a house at the beach that will be subjected to sandy conditions. Residential floor tiles should not be used in commercial applications due to the heavy foot traffic in commercial settings. Some tiles might work well on a vanity, but might end up staining if used on a kitchen countertop or in a swimming pool that’s subjected to chemicals. Some stones work well on walls, but don’t work well on floors.

Make sure that the tile you select or install is suitable for the intended use. To determine if the tile is suitable for the intended use, ask the tile supplier to provide data sheets and test data indicating the tiles’ recommended uses and limitations, and to verify that the tile meets industry standards.

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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