There are great quantities of useful information on tiling and related topics . Without checking out “the best way to do the job” often leads to failure in the short or long term. The problems caused by a failure often compound when the building is nearing completion or occupied. These problems may continue for the life of a building but usually have to be remedied after completion. Repairs can be major and expensive. At the planning stage consideration must be given to the environment conditions, intended use and accessibility needs. Specifications should be detailed and clear with reference to the relevant standards to ensure adequate guidance.