THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL TILE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION BART A. BETTIGA, publisher LESLEY A. GODDIN, editor MICHELLE CHAPMAN, art director advertising sales MARY SHAW-OLSON, advertising sales Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13629 Jackson, MS 39236 U.S.A. Shipping Address: 626 Lakeland East Drive Jackson, MS 39232 Tel: 601-939-2071 Fax: 601-932-6117 Website: Columns 6 Welcome new members 8 NTCA Tile & Stone Workshops 9 CTEF Workshops 12 Editor’s letter 16 President’s letter 20 Ask the Experts: Sponsored by LATICRETE International, Inc. 28 Green Tip: The latest with Green Squared® – Certified Product Searchability By Bill Griese, LEED AP Director, Standards Development & Sustainability Initiatives, Tile Council of North America, Inc. Sponsored by MAPEI Corporation 72 Tech Talk: TTMAC newest publication: The Tile Installer Technical Handbook By Dale Kempster, Director of the International Technical Network, North America, Schluter Systems Sponsored by TEC® /H.B. Fuller Construction Products 84 Member Spotlight: New NTCA member Skyro Floors turns knack for flooring into satisfying profession Sponsored by Custom Building Products 90 Stone: CID 2018 Residential Stone Installation Winner: Columbia River Tile & Stone's stunning black and white marble bathroom Sponsored by MAPEI Corporation 98 NTCA Benefits Box NTCA Business Manual 100 NTCA University Update 104 News Briefs 106 Product Briefs 108 Advertiser Index The National Tile Contractors Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity association and seeks to include qualified individuals and businesses in all phases of its activities. The National Tile Contractors Association, Inc. does not discrimi- nate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or disability. The National Tile Contractors Association, Inc. seeks opportunities to include these groups in its programs and activities. TileLetter is a free subscription to the tile, stone and allied products industries. To subscribe, visit -> click on Advertisers & Subscribers -> click on Subscribe. To make address changes or unsubscribe, please send an email to: TILELETTER EDITORIAL POLICY: TileLetter is the official publication of the National Tile Contractors Association, Inc. (NTCA). TileLetter provides a medium for expressing views and opinions without approving, disapproving, or guaranteeing the validity or accuracy of any data, claim or opinion appearing under a byline, or obtained or quoted from an acknowledged source. Statements of fact and opinion are made on the responsibility of the authors alone, and do not imply an opinion or reflect the official position of NTCA. NTCA would not be possible with- out the dedicated service of our board and committee members, and regional and state directors. Meet these dedicated volunteers by visit- ing and clicking on About Us. You can also find infor- mation and a continually updated list of Five Star Contractors at www. – click on Find a Tile Contractor or Consultant. 4 TileLetter | August 2018