About Us

What is MMSA?

The purpose and objective of the Association shall be to establish standards of quality and performance of materials and methods for installation and use in the ceramic tile and dimensional stone industries.

Who can become a member?

Any corporation, firm, or individual engaged in both the manufacture and sale of products of the industry shall be eligible for regular membership. The number of members shall be unlimited.

Why is MMSA in existence?

MMSA was created to establish industry standards for all materials in common usage in the ceramic tile trade, not just a few made under a license agreement.

What does MMSA do for the ceramic tile contractor?

MMSA serves the contractor in many ways. Representatives of MMSA are members of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A108 Committee, the Tile Council of America Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation Committee, and the Marble Institute of America design manual committee. All members of MMSA share non secret technical data and participate in a free exchange of problems and solutions for the betterment of the tile trade.

How does an installing contractor know if the material he uses is made by a quality-conscious MMSA member?

Look for the MMSA Hallmark on the bag or bucket.

How do MMSA Hallmarked products benefit the installing contractor?

He gains the assurance of using the highest quality material he can purchase and he patronizes a manufacturer who supports his trade.