Participants receive a brief history of tile design and the entrance of large format tile. The course describes two methods of manufacturing porcelain tile panels, sizing, and the many applications for the product – going many places traditional would not including large lobby areas, corridors, ceilings, elevators, doors, stairs, in radial applications, exteriors and tile over tile. Tile over tile is of particular importance offering improved health and safety protection and potential saving in the schedule and budget. The course presents ANSI standards for porcelain tile panels. The course equips participants with relevant steps in preparation for an installation including writing the specification, preparation of the substrate, logistics of receiving large panels on the job site, and selecting qualified labor.