Below, “open PINS” indicates that TCNA has notified ANSI of the intent to revise or create a standard, using the Project Initiation Notification System (PINS) form. “Continuous Maintenance” where used below means the standard is always open for comment and proposed revisions. Please submit comments and proposed revisions to the Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson, ksimpson@tileusa.com. (For more information regarding PINS and continuous maintenance, refer to Section 2.5 of the ANSI Essential Requirements.)

For details regarding the status of any standard listed below, contact the ASC A108 Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson (ksimpson@tcnatile.com).

Installation Standards

A108.01 General Requirements: Structures, Substrates, and Preparation of Tile – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current. This standard is under continuous maintenance and always open for comments and proposed revisions. Please submit comments and proposed revisions to the Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson, ksimpson@tileusa.com.

A108.02 General Requirements: Workmanship for Tile Installation – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current. This standard is under continuous maintenance and always open for comments and proposed revisions. Please submit comments and proposed revisions to the Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson, ksimpson@tileusa.com.

A108.1A Installation of Ceramic Tile in the Wet-Set Method, with Portland Cement Mortar – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current. This standard is under continuous maintenance and always open for comments and proposed revisions. Please submit comments and proposed revisions to the Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson, ksimpson@tileusa.com.

A108.1B Installation of Ceramic Tile on a Cured Portland Cement Mortar Setting Bed with Dry-Set, Modified Dry-Set, or Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.1C Contractor’s Option: Installation of Ceramic Tile in the Wet-Set Method with Portland Cement Mortar or Installation of Ceramic Tile on a Cured Portland Cement Mortar Setting Bed with Dry-Set, Modified Dry-Set, or Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.4 Installation of Ceramic Tile with Organic Adhesive or Water Cleanable Tile-Setting Epoxy Adhesive – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.5 Setting of Ceramic Tile with Dry-Set Cement Mortar, Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar, EGP (Exterior Glue Plywood) Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar, or Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.6 Installation of Ceramic Tile with Chemical Resistant, Water Cleanable Tile-Setting and -Grout Epoxy – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.8 Installation of Ceramic Tile with Chemical Resistant Furan Resin Mortar and Grout – 1999 [Reaffirmed 2019]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current. There is an open PINS on this standard because a group of technical experts is working on possible revisions. As such, changes may be balloted at a later date. Balloted changes may pass or fail.

A108.9 Installation of Ceramic Tile with Modified Epoxy Emulsion Mortar/Grout – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.10 Installation of Grout in Tilework – 2017 [Reaffirmed 2022]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current. There is an open PINS on this standard because a group of technical experts is working on possible revisions. As such, changes may be balloted at a later date. Balloted changes may pass or fail.

A108.11 Interior Installation of Cementitious Backer Units – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.12 Installation of Ceramic Tile with EGP (Exterior Glue Plywood) Modified Dry-Set Mortar – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.13 Installation of Load Bearing, Bonded, Waterproof Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone – 2005 [Reaffirmed 2021]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.14 Installation of Paper-Faced Glass Mosaic Tile – 2021
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.15 Alternate Method: Installation of Paper-Faced Glass Mosaic Tile – 2019
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.16 Installation of Paper-Faced, Back-Mounted, Edge-Mounted, or Clear Film Face-Mounted Glass Mosaic Tile – 2020
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.17 Installation of Crack Isolation Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone – 2005 [Reaffirmed 2021]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.18 Unmounted Glass Tile Installation – 2021
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.19 Interior Installation of Gauged Porcelain Tiles and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs by the Thin-Bed Method bonded with Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar or Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar – 2020
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.20 Exterior Installation of Gauged Porcelain Tiles and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs – 2020
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.21 Interior Installation of Flowable Hydraulic Cement Underlayment/Self-Leveling Underlayment – 2021
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.22 Installation of Pre-mixed Grout in Tilework – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.M General Requirements: Materials and Standards for the Installation of Tile – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A108.T Standard Terminology of Tile Assemblies – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

Material Specifications

A118.1 American National Standard Specifications for Dry-Set Cement Mortar – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.3 American National Standard Specifications for Chemical Resistant, Water Cleanable Tile-Setting and -Grouting Epoxy and Water Cleanable Tile-Setting Epoxy Adhesive – 2021
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.4 American National Standard Specifications for Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.5 American National Standard Specifications for Chemical Resistant Furan Mortars and Grouts for Tile Installation – 1999 [Reaffirmed 2021]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.6 American National Standard Specifications for Standard Cement Grouts for Tile Installation – 2019
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.7 American National Standard Specifications for High Performance Cement Grouts for Tile Installation – 2019
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.8 American National Standard Specifications for Modified Epoxy Emulsion Mortar/Grout – 1999 [Reaffirmed 2021]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.9 American National Standard Specifications for Test Methods and Specifications for Cementitious Backer Units – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.10 American National Standard Specifications for Load Bearing, Bonded, Waterproof Membranes for Thin-set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone Installation – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.11 American National Standard Specifications for EGP (Exterior Glue Plywood) Modified Dry-Set Mortar – 2017 [Reaffirmed 2022]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.12 American National Standard Specifications for Crack Isolation Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone Installation – 2014 [Reaffirmed 2019]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.13 American National Standard Specification for Bonded Sound Reduction Membranes for Thin-set Ceramic tile Installation – 2014 [Reaffirmed 2019]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.15 American National Standard Specifications for Improved Modified Dry-Set Cement Mortar – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.16 American National Standard Specifications for Flowable Hydraulic Cement Underlayment/Self-Leveling Underlayment – 2021
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.18 American National Standard Specifications for Test Methods and Specifications for Foam Core Backer Boards – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A118.19 American National Standard Specifications for Organic Pre-mixed Grouts for Installation of Ceramic Tile – 2023
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A136.1 American National Standard Specifications for Organic Adhesives for Installation of Ceramic Tile – 2020
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current.

A137.1 American National Standard Specifications for Ceramic Tile – 2022
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current. This standard is under continuous maintenance and always open for comments and proposed revisions. Please submit comments and proposed revisions to the Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson, ksimpson@tileusa.com.

A137.2 American National Standard Specification for Glass Tile – 2022
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is not current. The publication is being updated and the new version will be available soon. This standard is under continuous maintenance and always open for comments and proposed revisions. Please submit comments and proposed revisions to the Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson, ksimpson@tileusa.com.

A137.3 America National Standard Specification for Gauged Porcelain Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs – 2022
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is not current. The publication is being updated and the new version will be available soon. This standard is under continuous maintenance and always open for comments and proposed revisions. Please submit comments and proposed revisions to the Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson, ksimpson@tileusa.com.

Sustainability Standard

A138.1 Green Squared – American National Standard Specifications for Sustainable Ceramic Tiles, Glass Tiles, and Tile Installation Materials – 2011 [Reaffirmed 2021]
Status: The publication available for purchase through TCNA and ANSI is current. There is an open PINS on this standard because a group of technical experts is working on various revisions. As such, changes may be balloted at a later date. Balloted changes may pass or fail.

Test Method

A326.3 American National Standard Test Method for Measuring Dynamic Coefficient of Friction of Hard Surface Flooring Materials – 2021
Status: The publication available for free on the TCNA website is current. This standard is under continuous maintenance and always open for comments and proposed revisions. Please submit comments and proposed revisions to the Committee Secretary, Katelyn Simpson, ksimpson@tileusa.com.

New Standards Under Development

Proposed A118.17 American National Standard Specifications for Field Fabricated Shower Kits
Status: There is an open PINS on this standard while it is under development.

Proposed A118.20 American National Standard Specifications for Uncoupling Membranes
Status: There is an open PINS on this standard while it is under development.

Proposed A128.1 Dimensional Stability of Agglomerate Tile, Natural Stone Tile, and Non-Ceramic Manufactured Specialty Tiles
Status: There is an open PINS on this standard while it is under development.

Proposed A363.1 Inspection Criteria for Finished Tile Assemblies
Status: There is an open PINS on this standard while it is under development.