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Mineral Surfaces Education and Fabrication Training for Porcelain, Ultra-Compact and Sintered Materials

Our Next Training Session

September 13-14, 2023, in Massillon, Ohio
Hosted by: Tower Surfaces 
Tower Industries
Brought to you by: Daltile 

Education & Fabrication Training Overview

ISFA’s Mineral Surfaces Education & Fabrication Training provides attendees with classroom instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on training of fabrication for this increasingly popular category, which includes porcelain, ultra-compact and sintered materials.

Overview of Materials
In the classroom portion of the training session, learn about:

  • Material overview and differentiation between porcelain, ultra-compact and sintered stone.
  • Application by type including vertical, horizontal for countertops, walls, floors, cladding and more.
  • General best practices for safety, receiving, storage, handling, machinery and tooling.
  • Mitigating challenges with these materials.
  • The growth trends of these materials in the marketplace.

Overview of Fabrication Training
ISFA’s hands-on fabrication training includes:

  • Material handling and inspection.
  • Cutting porcelain with a sawjet and bridge saw
    • Feed rates
    • Tension release cuts
    • Blade recommendations and blade sharpening
  • Countertop Fabrication
    • Sink cutouts
    • L-shapes and corners
    • Overhangs
  • Miter cutting
    • Seaming
  • Adhesives overview: interior and exterior
  • Approved substrates
  • Installation
    • Countertops
    • Sinks
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
  • Polishing and finishing
  • Chip and scratch repair techniques
  • Cleaning and maintenance

Primary Benefits

  • ISFA’s Mineral Surfaces Education and Fabrication Training for Porcelain, Ultra-Compact and Sintered Materials is designed to arm fabricators with the knowledge and fabrication skills they need to embrace these popular materials and meet the demand and desires of customers.
  • The training will help alleviate any fabrication challenges by learning best practices for perfect results.
  • Specific education on these materials will enable fabricators to demonstrate to their customers that they are experts on these materials at every sales opportunity.
  • Convenient centralized location at long-time ISFA member facility with experience in fabricating all surfaces and conducted by porcelain fabrication experts.


 Questions? Contact us at [email protected] for more information.