Construction Trade Exam Research Area

(7-61) Tile, Terrazzo and Marble

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Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
2525 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70808
Phone: (225) 765-2301
Louisiana Contractor Licensing Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
Ceramic and Marble Tile 26
Grouts, Mortars and Adhesives 22
Underlayments and Subfloors 20
Proper Preparation of Subfloors 12
Terrazzo 12
Safety 8

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (hours): 2.0
All companies applying for a commercial trade license, must have had at least one qualifying party pass the Business and Law Exam as one of the requirements for approval of the license.

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Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Advanced Masonry Skills, 1992, Richard T. Kreh Buy at Amazon
2. ANSI A137.1-13, American National Standard Specifications for Ceramic Tile, 2013, TCNA Buy from Publisher
3. Builder's Guide to Floors, 1997, Peter Fleming Buy at Amazon
4. Ceramic Tile Setting, 1st Edition, 1992, John P. Bridge Buy at Amazon
5. Flooring Instant Answers, 2002, Steven J. Bukowski Buy at Amazon
6. TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Installation, 2016, TCNA Buy from Publisher
7. Safety and Health Regulations for Construction; Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926;US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration PDF File Link
8. Setting Ceramic Tile, 1987, Michael Byrne Buy at Amazon
9. Terrazzo Design: Technical Data Book, 1982, The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (Out of Print)  
10. Tile Floors, 2nd Edition, 1991, Dan Ramsey Buy at Amazon
11. Tile Manual, 1991, Ceramic Tile Institute of America Buy at Amazon
12. Tile Remodeling Handbook, 2nd Edition, 1987, Philip Cecchettini, Sunset Books Buy at Amazon
13. Tile Flooring Reference Manual, FCICA Buy from Publisher
14. Craft Training for the Tile Professional: Installation of Thinset Floor Tile F113 and F144, National Tile Contractors Association (Out of Print)  
15. Craft Training for the Tile Professional: Math, Layout & Construction Drawing, National Tile Contractors Association(Out of Print)  
16. Craft Training for the Tile Professional: Troweling/Caulking, National Tile Contractors Association. (Out of Print)  
According to the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, "The 'trade' examinations are based upon general working knowledge of the field in which you wish to be licensed." In their study guide, the Board states that the reference materials listed "may NOT necessarily cover all information needed to pass the exam." The study guide also states that "the reference list contains a representative sample of materials that are available which contain information relevant to the examination."
Study materials are currently NOT available for this exam

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