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CONSTRUCTION 305: Glass Tile Installation

Learning Objectives

  • Examine glass tile, mosaic tile, all-tile pools.
  • Review tile preparation and back-buttering.
  • Examine layout, seams, treatment at contours, coves, and edges of steps and benches.
  • Discuss installation methods following standards produced by the TCNA.


This module shows the best practices for glass tile installation following the guidelines of the Tile Council of North America. Glass tile is expensive and time consuming to install. Students will significantly reduce their risk exposure by learning the tricks of the trade from the first-hand experience of a top-tier glass tile installer. Get inspired with several images of completed works and the stepby- step process that led up to the spectacular finish.

Time/ Credits

1:75 hrs


Greg Andrews

Co-founder of National Tile and Stone Authority, Inc.
Winnetka, Ca
(805) 341-5570

Greg Andrews

Greg Andrews is a nationally renowned and award-winning tile contractor and glass mosaic expert. Having completed some of the most intricate and detail-oriented pools in the country, he's well known for his mastery of pool tile installations. While keeping active in installations, Greg's focus in the past decade has gradually turned towards industry involvement in the form of teaching, lecturing, training and consulting. He also manages a Pool Tile Technical Committee through National Tile and Stone Authority, a consulting firm that he co-founded. This level of involvement keeps Greg connected with top tiered tile installers product manufacturers throughout the country, and up to date with the latest in product technology and installation techniques.


  • Module of C401