Mansdield, Mass. -- The Belknap White Group (BWG) recently hosted a full day of hands-on, classroom style training at its Woburn, Mass., Solution Center. More than 20 installers came out to learn more about thin gauged porcelain tile panels and the new ANSI 108.19 standards of installation in this classroom environment.

Representatives from Crossville, Laticrete and Montolit Tools were on hand to conduct the training, which lead to attendees being listed as qualified panel/slab installers on Crossville’s Laminam website and certified under the new ANSI standards. The training event not only taught the origin of Laminam, but attendees were trained on tools required, how to handle it, how to cut it, appropriate setting materials, work time and proper installation procedures.

“There is a lot of interest in large-format tiles these days and especially Laminam,” said Bill Prescott, executive vice president of sales for BWG. “It is a superb product that offers exceptional design and a variety of applications.”

Paul Castagliuolo, president of BWG, added, “Hosting this training event was not only beneficial to local installers but also to the industry as a whole. We strive to provide our customers what they need to be successful, including the latest trainings. The new standards require specialized training for thin gauged porcelain installation and we are committed to providing it. The Belknap White Group has always taken education seriously and will continue to do so as we look forward to future training events.”

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