Industry standards and guidelines are living documents, ever changing due to increased knowledge and field experience; improved testing capabilities; new products, technologies, and techniques available; and changes to government regulations and construction industry practices in general, just to name a few factors that drive changes to industry standards, guidelines, and best practices for tile and stone. Don't miss this overview of the most critical recent changes to better specify, sell, bid, and install tile and stone. Emphasis will be on the most current real-world challenges, for example: differences between concrete industry and tile industry floor flatness tolerances, tile sizing and layout conundrums, challenges associated with wall-wash lighting, considerations for proper movement accommodation, addressing questionable substrates, and proper installation of ceramic tile in wet areas. Learning objectives: - Hear from standards committee members about major changes to the TCNA Handbook, ANSI Standards, NTCA Reference Manual, and the MIA+BSI DSDM. - Discuss how standards changes affect the specifying, selling and bidding process. - Learn about what factors affect standards changes and proposed future measures.