Have you been eagerly anticipating Standards-based Installation of Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels (GPTP) and Slabs training in your area? In May, NTCA Trainers will bring this training to conveniently-located sites in Memphis, Tennessee; Norcross, Georgia; and Delray Beach and Miami Gardens, Florida. 

On May 4, tile contractors will have the opportunity to learn about the correct techniques and methods to handle and install GPTP. NTCA Trainers Robb Roderick and Chad Jones will present the Memphis event, sponsored by Atlas Concorde and hosted by BPI at 3263 Sharpe Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, contact Chad Ross at 901.870.3476, or email cross@bpiteam.com. To register, click here.

The following May 13, the GPTP training will come to Norcross, Georgia, in the Atlanta area, sponsored by Crossville, and hosted at Crossville Studios, at 1256 Oakbrook Dr., Suite F in Norcross. NTCA Trainers Randy Fleming and Chad Jones will present the program. For more information, contact Kristen White at 678.527.8453 or email kwhite@crossvillestudios.com. To register, click here.

On May 18, Atlas Concorde will sponsor GPTP training at D&B Tile Distributors at 781 South Congress Avenue in Delray Beach, Fla. NTCA Trainers Matt Welner and Chad Jones will present the program. For more information, contact Vince McIntyre and Maddy Diaz at 561.478.4242 or email vince_mcintyre@dbtile.com or maddy_diaz@dbtile.com. To register, click here.

Rounding out the NTCA Regional Training in May is a Wednesday event on May 25 sponsored and hosted by Floor & Decor at 1400 NW 167th Street, Miami Gardens, Florida. NTCA Trainers Matt Welner, Mark Heinlein and Chad Jones will present the program. For more information, contact Christian Insua at 954.295.1095 or email Christian.Insua@flooranddecor.com. To register, click here

These all-day trainings focusing on Standards-based Installation of Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels and Slabs will begin at 7:30 a.m. 

If your May schedule is full, looking ahead to June, NTCA will conduct two GPTP trainings: June 3 in Doral, Fla., and June 15 in Atlanta, Ga. Click here to learn more. 

With the demand for GPTP skyrocketing, this training can give you the grounding to install these panels with confidence and accuracy. This free training will teach you the new tile industry standards and methods for installing GPTP. You’ll also learn how GPTP is made, where it can be used and the special tools, setting materials and techniques required to install it.
 This program will stress:

Industry standards and methods relevant to the subject area

  • Adherence to manufacturer instructions
  • Substrate analysis and preparation
  • Selection and installation materials such as mortars, membranes, grouts, sealants, drains and related setting materials
  • Selection and use of tools including specialty tool
  • Efficient work flow and teamwork
  • Job site safety and health practices