Membership has its privileges

Ensuring the quality of hired workers Successful contractors know their own strengths and know when to bring in another pro to help get the best results. But finding the right people who meet your high standards for quality and professionalism can be a challenge. One source that is too frequently overlooked is an industry association, […]

The 70th annual convention

Networking, learning and fun in Halifax We have just ended our biggest event of the year, the annual convention. This year this event was held at the Halifax World Trade Centre while we all stayed at the newly renovated Prince George Hotel. This was one of our best conventions in recent years with good attendance […]

Continuing-education success

A new course expands TTMAC’s online offerings The Terrazzo Tile and Marble Association of Canada (TTMAC) and the University of Ceramic Tile and Stone (UofCTS) announce they has developed a Canadian version of a popular online course, Tile Installer Thin-set Standards (ITS) Verification course, which is now available at our website: This is the third […]

Tile tester and a convention

There are new requirements, a new method and new threshold for Coefficient of Friction (COF) on tile. North America is switching from Static COF (SCOF) with ASTM C1028 method to Dynamic COF (DCOF) with the BOT-3000 and the new recognized and accepted standard: ANSI A137.1 Importantly, because of the withdrawal of CGSB M75.1-88, the testing […]

The 2013 convention in Halifax

The Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada’s (TTMAC) 70th annual convention will be held in Halifax, N.S., from June 6 – 9, 2013. As with any event of this magnitude, planning, scheduling and team building are essential. Our 2013 co-chairpersons are Francis Chisholm, vice president of sales and operations for Floor Plus Commercial, located […]

Stoneology, Tileology and Terrazzology

TTMAC’s PROFESSIONAL CORPORATE SEMINAR PROGRAMS   Training and education, two fundamentals the Terrazzo, Tile and Marble Association of Canada’s (TTMAC’s) charter of 1944 embraced, are still cornerstones for the present and future. TTMAC has recently made significant efforts to improve training opportunities and to develop professional and accredited seminars. These seminars are then certified by […]

The specifications guide

KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES By Dale Kempster The TTMAC Specifications Guide 09 30 00 Tile Installation Manual revision – it  has been a long time coming, but the new 2012 – 2014 TTMAC installation manual has finally been released. Many of you may not have realized it, but this manual has been delayed by […]