Technical Breakout: Design and Installation Considerations for Outdoor Living Spaces

Successful installations of tile and stone are not possible without a quality design and professional specification.  Collaboration between the designer, manufacturer and installation contractor is an essential component of a tile project. This is especially true when these products are used for outdoor living spaces.  Climate considerations, moisture management and expansion and contraction are all issues that must be addressed in all phases of a construction project of this magnitude.  This session will focus on design and specification of the proper products and systems as well as address installation issues for outdoor spaces in all climates.

Jennifer Farrell

Celebrity designer and television host Jennifer Farrell is a familiar face to audiences who have enjoyed her shows and designs for over two decades. Jennifer became nationally known hosting the long-running series “Find & Design,” and currently hosts “Find Me a Beach House” and “Most Amazing Homes.” Named “Design Visionary 2020” by The International Surface Event, Jennifer was recently honored as “Best of Design” by Interiors California. Her show house Diablo Ranch was featured on the Dwell on Design Home Tour, and she was the celebrity designer for the Dwell on Design Method Home. Jennifer serves on the Advisory Council for The International Surface Event, and her Calibu Vineyard Show Home opens this fall, featuring the finest in design and surface materials.