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Ceramic tile and natural stone create beautiful and durable surface coverings in both interior and exterior applications. Being rigid and brittle in nature, however, they present unique challenges to our industry, especially with today's fast, lightweight construction methods. Since the early 1970's, Schluter®-Systems' exclusive purpose has been to develop solutions for ceramic tile and natural stone installations. With innovative installation systems specifically designed for tile and stone, Schluter®-Systems products include transition profiles, prefabricated corner and movement joints, waterproofing, uncoupling and drainage membranes, floor drain systems, and assemblies for balconies and terraces. Our products, which are available in a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes, are easy to install and virtually maintenance-free. For more information visit www.schluter.com



STRATA_HEAT™ floor heating system is the most advanced radiant underfloor heating system available in the world. Consisting of a high performance floor heating wire, an uncoupling mat, a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat and the world’s first heat conductive thin-set additive – the system provides you with the most advanced and efficient floor heating system for your next installation.

  • Uniformity and energy efficiency all in one floor heating system
  • Highest quality floor heating installation available

STRATA_HEAT is part of the LATICRETE Lifetime System Warranty – providing you one source, one warranty from the substrate to the grout – no other company can match the innovative features or offer such a comprehensive line of products.


Organized and chartered in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the tile and stone industry, and is recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors association in the world.

Growth and Longevity
The entire industry benefits from our efforts. We include manufacturers, distributors, contractors, architects, designers and builders in our programs. We firmly believe that manufacturers producing quality products, sold by trained and reputable distributors, and professionally installed by qualified contractors for satisfied customers, result in growth and longevity for our industry.

Education - Dedication
NTCA members take pride in being a part of an association that has spearheaded education for the professional installation of ceramic tile and allied products. We have dedicated our Association, people and resources to the betterment of the ceramic tile and allied industries and are engaged in a wide variety of activities on behalf of our members and our industry.

Service to Our Members
NTCA's goal for our members is to assist them in growing their business. NTCA's member products and services speak to each area of the tile contracting business from the installation side to the business side. Our real time technical assistance can give the contractor real time advice on the job. NTCA has a jobsite safety program. NTCA also offers marketing programs. insurance programs and best business practice programs. Become an NTCA member and see what we can do for you.

Custom Building Products
Custom Building Products

Prism® Ultimate Performance Grout is the Go-To Grout for Reliability, Versatility and Proven Results

Prism® sets a new standard in cement based grout technology. Prism’s calcium Aluminate cement based formula offers consistent color with no shading regardless of tile type, temperature or humidity.

Comprised of a unique blend of lightweight recycled glass and fine aggregate sand, Prism has a smooth consistency that is easy to spread and clean. Best of all, the formula eliminates the potential for efflorescence. This rapid setting formula results in high early strength and is walkable in just 4 hours. Prism produces hard, dense joints for the highest stain resistance and can be used for all grout joint sizes up to ½”. Consider this the no call back grout. Available in 40 colors.

To learn more visit our website at CustomBuildingProducts.com.

Mapei MAPEI is a company that listens to contractors to find out what they need to do the best job. We take that information to our R&D labs, where innovative new products are developed to meet those needs. We’ve been doing this globally for 75 years; and over that time we have brought to the market mortars, grouts, waterproofing products, crack isolation and sound reduction membranes, self-leveling underlayments and other surface preparation products that get the job done. One of the newest products from MAPEI is ECO Prim Grip™, a primer that lets installers apply tile-over-tile without scarifying the original porcelain tiles.

Select MAPEI tile and stone installation products are certified for environmental sustainability by an independent third party laboratory and are listed on the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) database. We also offer the best-backed warranties in the business to give contractors peace of mind when they use our products.

To learn about MAPEI’s tile and stone installation systems in more detail, click here. To get technical support for your installations, call 1-800-992-6273 (US and Puerto Rico) or 1-800-361-9309 (Canada).

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