To simplify construction specification writing for tile installation, Custom Building Products announced it has received approval of its tile installation systems product guide specification by the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) through its Compliance Document Review (CDR) program.

To obtain the CSI’s CDR program approval, the CSI rigorously reviewed CUSTOM’s tile installation product guide specifications to ensure they adhered to the principles set forth in CSI’s published formats, best practices, and guidelines. CSI’s reviewers have determined that CUSTOM’s guide specifications are organized and structured correctly, and properly apply CSI’s standards and formats.

“With the CSI’s CDR program approval, CUSTOM is leading the way toward streamlining and minimizing the complexity that construction professionals face when specifying tile installation products,” said Steve Taylor, director of architecture and technical marketing for Custom Building Products. “Architects, designers, specifiers and contractors now have added piece of mind when specifying CUSTOM installation products, knowing that all installation standards, material applications and quality assurance qualifications have been confirmed by the CSI.”

CUSTOM tile installation systems product guide specifications will now feature the Compliant Document Review Program logo that signifies to construction professionals that the information offered saves time, reduces the number of change orders, and improves the accuracy of the specifications that make it into the project manual. CUSTOM guide specifications also conform to the intent expressed in the application guidelines provided in CSI’s MasterFormat, SectionFormat and PageFormat.

The extensive catalog of CUSTOM tile installation systems brands and products identified in the approved guide specifications include:

Surface Preparation Products

· RedGard Waterproofing and Crack Prevention Membrane

· Crack Buster Pro Crack Prevention Mat Underlayment

· EasyMat Tile and Stone Underlayment

· SpiderWeb II Uncoupling Mat

· LevelQuik Rapid Setting Self-Leveling Underlayment

· LevelLite Self-Leveling Underlayment

· WonderBoard Lite Backerboards

· Shower Slope, Hard Curb, Shower Niche, Shower Seat

Setting Materials

· MegaLite Crack Prevention Mortar

· ProLite Tile & Stone Mortar

· Complete Contact Fortified Thin-Set Mortar

· MegaFlex Crack Prevention Mortar

· FlexBond Fortified Thin-Set Mortar

· Glass Tile Premium Thin-Set Mortar

· MegaLite Rapid Set Crack Prevention Mortar

·  VersaBond Flex Fortified Thin-Set Mortar

Colored Tile Grouts

· Fusion Pro Single Component

· Polyblend Sanded Tile Grout

· Polyblend White Dry Tile Grout

· Polyblend Sanded Caulk

· Prism SureColor Tile Grout

· CEG-Lite100 % Solids Commercial Epoxy Grout

Tile & Stone Care and Maintenance Products

· Aqua Mix Sealer’s Choice Gold

· Aqua Mix Enrich N Seal

· Aqua Mix AquaShield Cleaner & Resealer

The complete list of products in the approved CUSTOM product guide specifications document is available for download at: