The Ceramic Tile Institute of America recently published free reports on the basic product benefits and best installation techniques for specialty tiles. The three reports – on Concrete, Stone and Metal Tiles – were compiled to “help the ceramic tile and stone industry members achieve quality installations and avoid failures,” according to the group.

Available on the Ceramic Tile Institute’s website at, the reports also contain specialized information on each product type. The Concrete Tile report includes information on manufacturing quality control standards. The Stone Tile report offers basic geological classifications. The Metal Tile report features definitions of manufacturing types and a list of things to consider when selecting a metal tile.