CTEF Highlights Qualified Labor Message at Coverings 2019

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) will demonstrate the relationship between the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program and Qualified Labor during Coverings 2019, the Global Tile & Stone Experience taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 9 through 12, 2019. Located in the new 10,700 square foot Installation & Design Experience in Booth #3538, […]

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Submissions for the Coverings Installation and Design, Rock Star Awards Now Open

Coverings, the largest international tile & stone show in North America, is now accepting submissions for both the 2019 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards and 2019 Rock Stars Awards. Both programs honor the best and brightest within tile and stone, underscoring Coverings’ mission to support the growth and success of the industry. “Coverings is proud to build awareness for […]

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NTCA Announces Five Star Contractor Project of the Year Winners

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world’s largest tile contractor association announced the winners of its sixth annual NTCA Five Star Contractor Project of the Year Awards at Coverings 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. NTCA’s Five Star Contractor Awards were presented for both Commercial and Residential Tile Installations. Many submissions were received and judged via the following criteria: Scope (size […]

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Crossville Announces Update to Tile Panel Installation Manual

Crossville, Inc. has released an update to its Installation Manual for gauged porcelain tile panels. The revised technical manual, offered in English and Spanish versions, highlights Crossville’s compliance with ANSI A137.3 standards and reinforces proper interior installation per the ANSI A108.19 standard. In 2017, Crossville led training for more than 400 professionals in the installation of gauged porcelain tile panels. […]

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Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Unveils New Logo

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) which provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry has unveiled its new logo. “The new CTEF logo represents an evolution in the mission of the CTEF and in the maturity of the tile installation certification programs that CTEF sponsors,” says Scott Carothers, director of certification and […]

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NTCA Continues Career Development Efforts With Apprenticeship Program

In an effort to provide online training to support tile contracting companies, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is in the process of completing the first year of its Apprenticeship Program. The first year, introduced at Coverings 2016, is broken into six-month increments. The first section focuses on introducing the worker to the tile industry, promoting safety in the workplace, […]

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Networking, Learning Opportunities at Coverings’ Appreciation Days

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, begins tomorrow (Tuesday, April 4 through Friday, April 7), so now is the perfect time to schedule exhibitors you’ll visit, educational sessions you’ll attend, and most importantly, network with your tile industry peers. With that, the organizers of Coverings have planned segment-focused Appreciation Days that provide enhanced learning and networking opportunities […]

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