Many times, when ceramic tile is installed, we, as installers, may not use all of the tile industry standards to our best advantage. These standards can be the installer’s best friend when assisting the consumer, whether residential or commercial, in deciding the grout joint size and pattern.
The standards found in the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) A108.02 document provide the installation method standards used to provide a good looking and long-lasting tile project. When they are followed, the job is headed for success, but when they are not followed, it may be doomed from the beginning.
The tile industry has established installation standards in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) documents to guide all involved: the design professional, the general contractor and the tile installer.