The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) will offer a free tile installation symposium Oct. 18 in Secaucus, N.J.

This is a three-hour tile and stone installation training opportunity that is free to the trades.  There will be refreshments and networking from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The training program begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:30 p.m. and includes time for specific questions and answers.  The topics covered included updates to the 2011 TCA Handbook, and also will include one of the following; membranes, large format tile, use of backer board, installation of glass mosaic tile, and shower installation/water management.

The event will be held at Artistic Tile, 38 W. 21st St., Secaucus, N.J. For more information, contact Laura Steele at (212) 272-9331; e-mail: laurasteele@artistictile.com.