TCNA, IAPMO Partner to Develop Consensus Standard
The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) have agreed to jointly develop a standard for fabricated shower tiling kits and receptors.
“We see many benefits in collaborating with IAPMO on this effort,” says TCNA’s director of standards development and sustainability initiatives, Bill Griese. “Expanded conversation between tile and plumbing experts will lead to better technical criteria, which ultimately protects consumers.”
The standard’s scope will address the test methods and minimum requirements for field fabricated shower tiling kits and prefabricated, tileable shower receptors, including the materials, physical characteristics, performance testing, markings and specification.
It will be available for use by specifiers in both the United States and Canada.
TCNA represents manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials and other tile-related products. Established in 1945, the trade association is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers.
IAPMO is a worldwide leader in the plumbing and mechanical industry dedicated to protecting health and safety. Founded in 1926, IAPMO develops industry standards with a focus on innovative plumbing products, solar heating systems and components, mechanical products, including heating, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration system products, and products used in the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industry.