Milestone, a brand of tile manufacturer Florim USA, hosted a training on gauged porcelain installation September 12-14, 2023, at its headquarters in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The three-day course is part of the company's training academy, which support its distribution network while also educating tile installers about gauged porcelain tile. Distributor customers were invited to reach out to Certified Installers and licenses contractors they have relationships with to attend the course without a fee.

Training participants learned hands-on techniques taught by experts in Florim USA's 5,000-square-foot training area in the manufacturer’s factory, equipped with the latest fabrication tools and materials. Participants learned how to prepare, cut and install 48”x110” gauged porcelain tiles using mocked-up shower stall settings. After learning the skills to handle and install gauged porcelain tiles, and practicing during the length of the event, installers took a written exam to receive certification. The written exam featured questions on ANSI standards as well as the techniques they were taught.  

This training event continues with four more events to be held through November of this year. A new one-day abbreviated, informational course is in development. and Milestone said it will continue to develop courses like these to support distributors’ relationships with their local installers as well as educate installation professionals.

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