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CONSTRUCTION 105: Basic Tile & Coping

Learning Objectives

  • Define preparation for tile, float, plus the tools of the trade including water levels, lasers, notch trowels, etc.
  • Identify materials, including porcelain and ceramic tile, mesh-mount tile, face-mounted tile, mortars, thinsets, grouts, and sealers.
  • Explain installation methods following standards produced by the TCNA.
  • Describe coping details and installation, expansion joints, sequence of installation.


This module shows the best practices for basic tile and coping installation following the guidelines of the Tile Council of North America. A proper installation should last decades but failure to follow the correct procedures will result in delaminations, cracking, and other problems. This module does not address glass tile or all-tile pools – those subjects are covered in CONSTRUCTION 305: Glass Tile Installation.

Time/ Credits

1:00 hrs

Instructor Greg Andrews, Jimmy Reed

Greg Andrews Jimmy Reed


  • Module of C201