National Tile Day Tile Trends overview; Twitterview and Facebook Livestream planned for today

In celebration of National Tile Day – today, February 23, 2017 — Coverings 2017 is issuing a preview of tile trends you’ll see at the show, April 4-7, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

National Tile Day was originated by Coverings to help raise awareness of the benefits and beauty tile offers consumers. This effort is a lead-up to TCNA’s major Why Tile campaign, which will be announced at Coverings, and which you’ll hear more about in the next month.

Want to learn more about these trends? Tune in to the Facebook Live event by Interior Design Magazine at 4 p.m. EST today, and TCNA at 5 p.m. EST

Black & White

One of tile’s most classic looks is the juxtaposition of black and white, and today’s manufacturers are updating the look by incorporating other trends into the product’s design.

Equipe, Magical 3 – a collection of black and white tiles that play with light to create highlights and low lights

Deep Blue Sea

Several serene tile looks with blues in nearly every saturation as well as teal color cues drawn from the ocean and marine life are popular.

Atlas Concorde, Dwell – glossy tile with opalescent finish

Three Dimensional

Creating dimension on walls is not an easy feat, but the latest 3D tiles will turn any wall into a striking statement.

Fap Ceramiche, Fap Frame – sleek style with a 3D pattern. Collection has forms and shapes that fit perfectly together to make a relief pattern.

Textile Inspirations

Though known as a hard surface, several tile standouts showcased how printing technology can give tile the appearance of soft textiles and wallpapers.

Ariana, Canvas – A uniquely textured surface and a highly realistic fiber relief effect, this large format tile comes in five distinctive colors and patterns

Stone Look

With continued technological advances in digital printing processes, more realistic stone looks are also on the rise.

Ceramiche Caesar, Elapse – An uncanny match to stone with irregularly marked surfaces that yield an age-old effect.

Wood Look

From white oak to black walnut, pine to poplar, it is no question that consumers crave the look of wood for their floors. In addition to their appearance, though, today’s wood-look tiles impress with their tactile qualities – distress marks, knots, and scrapes that are dead ringers for the real thing.

Baldocer, Cayenne – A white wood look that covers a demand for cooler color and neutrals in the home, modernizing the prevalent trend.

Geometric

When it comes to playing with angle, dimension, and shape, today’s tile manufacturers are measuring up.

Industrial

The gritty, raw aesthetic inspired by factories and warehouses – think concrete, steel, and rusted metal – is continuing to have a heyday with lots of horsepower.

Lea Ceramiche, Cliffstone – A series of full-body porcelain slabs inspired by the neutral colors of nature. The realistic, stone-like slabs are available with different finishes and in an array of sizes both small and large format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brick by Brick

Building on the industrial aesthetic, bricks continue to be big – and this year, there was a bevy of brick-inspired tiles that update the urban loft look.

Ironrock, Royal Thin Brick – The unglazed tile give a true wire-cut texture and goes through a tumbling process when manufactured to yield a distressed, worn appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a quick look at several events going on that you may want to tune into today to mark this occasion.

Facebook Live hosted by Interior Design Magazine

4:00 pm EST  (15-20 min)

Interior Design Editor Allie Weiss, and Coverings Ambassador Alena Capra do a product roundup showing current trends in tile including black and white, wood-look, stone-look, industrial, mirrored and metallic.

Pick up the livestream at https://www.facebook.com/InteriorDesignMagazine/?fref=ts

Facebook Live hosted by Tile Council just after 5:00 pm EST

Tile Council is taking an insider tour of Clemson’s new $55 million Football Operations Complex and streaming it on facebook live through their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TileCouncil/.

For more information about Coverings ’17 or to register for the show – which offers free attendance and entrance to all conference sessions – visit www.coverings.com.

 

 

COVERINGS 2017 CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TILE DAY

(ARLINGTON, VA – February 23, 2017) Today Coverings, the largest international tile & stone exhibition in North America, celebrates National Tile Day, which recognizes the value of tile in today’s architecture and design. National Tile Day is declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar to be observed annually on February 23. Additionally, National Tile Day is observed this year by Orange County, FL—the host location of Coverings 2017.

“We’re leveraging National Tile Day as a platform to highlight the many merits of tile, and provide education to trade and consumer audiences regarding tile as an excellent material for today’s construction and renovation projects,” said Alena Capra, Coverings’ Industry Ambassador. “National Tile Day is also a bit of a preview to the thousands of wow-worthy tile products that will be on display at Coverings in April. We’re gearing up for another truly astounding show.”

Reasons for choosing tile include its durability and sustainability, resistance to weathering, versatility in applications, low maintenance, energy efficiency and health factors. The beauty of tile, paired with the flexibility of design, enable designers to make unique and beautiful installations that last a lifetime.

Coverings attendees can learn about the benefits of selecting tile, installation standards and best practices, and the latest market introductions at the show. The show returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from April 4-7, 2017 and is estimated to bring together 1,100 exhibitors representing over 40 countries across 400,000 square feet of exhibition space, in addition to a robust program of CEU accredited seminars, demonstrations, and networking opportunities.

On February 23, National Tile Day will be celebrated with two digital activations, providing unique opportunities for trade and consumer audiences to learn more about tile. At 1:00 p.m. EST on Twitter, Metropolis Magazine (@MetropolisMag) will be hosting a panel of industry experts using the hashtag #TileToday. Participants will include Ceramics of Italy, Tile of Spain, Tile Council of North America, as well as Alena Capra and designer Kim Lewis, who is participating in this year’s Installation Design Showcase. Additionally, Interior Design Magazine will be hosting a Facebook Livestream with Coverings ambassador Alena Capra at 4 p.m. EST. Together with Allie Weiss, Interior Design online editor, Capra will be highlighting tile trends and new products that will be featured at Coverings 2017. The Livestream will be available on the Interior Design Facebook page (facebook.com/InteriorDesignMagazine).
Join Coverings in celebrating by sharing why you choose tile with #WhyTile and #Coverings2017. For full details regarding Coverings’ National Tile Day, please visit coverings.com/NTD.
Coverings Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/CoveringsShow

Twitter: @Coverings, #Coverings2017

Pinterest: pinterest.com/Coverings

Instagram: instagram.com/CoveringsShow

YouTube: youtube.com/TheCoveringsShow

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=1693367

Google +: google.com/+Coverings
Blog: coverings.com/blog

 

About Coverings

Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.

 

The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.

 

Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association  (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by Taffy Event Strategies, LLC.

 

Coverings 2017 takes place April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit coverings.com or contact Taffy Events, Coverings Show Management, 703-539-5504.

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Tile Council of North America To Celebrate National Tile Day by Visiting Clemson’s New Football Operations Complex

(Clemson, SC) —  Thursday, February 23 marks the first-ever National Tile Day, and the staff of Anderson, SC-based Tile Council of North America (TCNA) will celebrate the occasion with a tour of Clemson’s new 140,000 square-foot Football Operations Building. The $55-million building is currently pending LEED Silver Certification, thanks in part to its ubiquitous use of tile.

“As the trade association representing North American manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials, and other tile-related products, we’re of course always excited to get a first-hand look at innovative uses of our members’ products,” says Eric Astrachan, Executive Director, TCNA. “As it happens, we also have very close ties with Clemson University, and not only does our lab —  home to the most experienced tile-and-stone-specific team in North America —  draw a lot of in-house lab and engineering talent from Clemson, but we also work closely in concert with the materials and science engineering department there when we need outside assistance on different facets of projects.”
The tour will be a treat for reasons beyond TCNA’s professional affiliation with the University, Astrachan notes.
“To say that we’re all Clemson fans would be a vast understatement, and the day after the Tigers’ National Championship win this year was very nearly a national holiday at TCNA,” he adds. “Since we were ‘All In’ with the Tigers on their big day, there’s no place we would rather be on tile’s big day —  National Tile Day.”
The Clemson Football Operations Complex encompasses 30,000 square feet of tile, along with 4,000 square feet of thin brick.  Jeff Thomas, Senior Account Executive, DCO Commercial Floors, says that both the expanse of the project as well as the wide variety of styles used —  including stone- and wood-look tiles and glass tiles, just to name a few, contributed to the complexity of the install. Thomas adds that the TCNA Handbook was instrumental in the team’s success, especially considering they had a firm due date: ESPN’s live broadcast on National Signing Day.
“I was fortunate to have the use of the TCNA Handbook to pass along our reasoning on why we recommended certain methods of installation.  For example, this project covered numerous types of installation methods —  showers, pools, steam rooms, and thin brick veneer were all present, and in many cases, focal points of the project.  With the TCNA Handbook, I was able to easily illustrate to the design team our preferred method of installation while explaining the reasoning behind it.  This allowed any RFIs and clarifications to be expedited and continue to meet the fast-paced schedule.”
“We’re proud that our research, industry standards, and reference materials have been of service to the companies who worked on the Clemson Football Operations Complex project. Seeing tile playing a key role toward the building attaining LEED Silver certification is even more rewarding,” says Bill Griese, Director, Standards Development and Sustainability Initiatives (Clemson ’06). “Further, we fully anticipate that the energy, environmental, health, and lifecycle benefits resulting from the project’s extensive use of tile will serve Clemson and its athletes well, long into the future. It’s neat to see firsthand the beauty and limitless design potential of tile on full display in any high-profile LEED project, but when ‘Clemson orange’ and waterjet-cut ‘tiger paws’ are involved, it’s that much more fulfilling.”
Clemson aims to achieve at least a LEED Silver rating for all newly constructed buildings and large renovations. The LEED green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. It contains prerequisites and credits in five categories: sustainable site planning, improving energy efficiency, conserving materials and resources, embracing indoor environmental quality and safeguarding water.

About LEED Certification
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely-used third-party verification standard for green buildings, with around 1.85 million square feet being certified daily. Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several areas that address sustainability issues. Based on the number of points achieved, a project then receives one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Learn more about why LEED continues to be the benchmark in green building at USGBC.org/LEED.
About TCNA
TCNA is a trade association representing manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials, and other tile-related products. Established in 1945 as the Tile Council of America (TCA), it became TCNA in 2003, reflecting its membership expansion to encompass all of North America.
Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers. Additionally, TCNA regularly conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory, trade, and other government agencies, offers professional training, and publishes industry-consensus guidelines and standards, economic reports, and promotional literature.

Miles Distributors, Inc. Announces Management Changes

Miles Distributors, Inc., a 47 year old distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone, with locations in Traverse City and Wyoming, Michigan and South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, Indiana announces several management changes.

Douglas R. Miles, President of Miles since 1992 and a former president of the CTDA, will be stepping down as President but will remain active as Chairman of the Board.

Douglas M. Miles, General Manager of Miles since 2010, has been named President.

John Zolman, Sales and Marketing Manager for Miles since 2000, has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing. John currently serves on the board of directors for the CTDA.

Miles Distributors, Inc. currently sells, supports, and delivers to over 1,800 tile dealers, residential tile contractors, and commercial tile contractors throughout Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Miles can be contacted through their home page at www.milesdist.com.

Doug Miles

John Zolman

At Coverings: NTCA 70th Anniversary Awards Presentation

In 2016, the NTCA’S Tile Person of the Year Award was presented to Steve Young of Steve Young & Associates, located in White Plains, Ga.

Among the many events and parties taking place during Coverings 17, April 4-7, 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will be a very special celebration for NTCA on Thursday night, April 6 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. On this night, NTCA will mark its 70th year in 2017 as a leading association for tile installers.

Cox Tile of San Antonio, Texas won the 2016 Five Star Contractor Grand Prize Residential Award for its “Brick and Stone Paradise” project.

NTCA will recognize leaders who have made a difference over many years of service to the association as part of this stellar event.  In addition, the prestigious Tile Person of the Year will be honored, and the Tile Council of North America will present its award winners.

Also a part of the 70th Anniversary Awards show will be the Five Star Contractor Project of the Year, the Tom Ade Scholarship Award recipient  and the Grand Prize Winners of the Coverings Design and Installation Awards.  This is a time to celebrate YOUR association!

In addition, former NTCA presidents, Tile Persons of the Year, and Ring of Honor winners will be invited to the event. NTCA will also recognize sponsors and contractors who have supported the Gary Sinise Rise Foundation program. A party to celebrate this 70th Anniversary year will go until 9 p.m. after the presentation. Don’t miss it!

Grazzini Brothers & Company of Egan, Minnesota won the 2016 Five Star Contractor Grand Prize Commercial Award – Residential or its installation of over 24,000 sq. ft. of exterior natural stone wall tile and interior porcelain floor and wall tile at the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory in Anchorage, Alaska.

NTCA Reference Manual: Use of Felt and Similar Products as Crack Isolation Membrane

The NTCA Reference Manual is a compilation of documents generated by the NTCA Technical Committee, designed to identify recurring challenges to successful installations of tile and stone, recognize potential problems and gain consensus from industry experts on offering solutions. The NTCA Reference Manual is a companion publication that compliments other essential industry tools such as the TCNA Handbook and ANSI Standards. Annually, subcommittees review and revise each section as needed, as well as add new documents, making the NTCA Reference Manual a living document.

Presented here is an exploration of the use of felt and similar materials as crack isolation membranes and the issues that can result. This can be found in Chapter 10, page 256 of the 2016-2017 NTCA Reference Manual.

Various types of paper or sheet vinyl are occasionally used in certain geographical areas of the country and promoted as a crack isolation membrane. Use of roofing felt, sheet vinyl, scribing paper, or scrim reinforced kraft paper glued or unglued to both concrete slabs and over wood construction have a long history of failure. None of the testing done thus far on roofing felt, scribing paper, sheet vinyl or scrim reinforced kraft paper and similar products has met all the requirements of the ANSI A118.12 Crack Isolation Membranes for Thin-set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone products. Additionally, there is currently no product or applications of this type recommended for such use under current ASTM standards. As such, representation for suitability of use and installation would then lie solely with the individual manufacturer or installer. These products typically lack the performance features and criteria that would allow effective control of fractures without transmission through the finished tile surface. Despite their shortcomings these products continue to be used in a guise of being beneficial to the consumer while having a long history of poor performance. The initial financial savings realized by using such an inferior method or product often results in a huge replacement cost to the unsuspecting end user at a later date well after any warranty period.

There are numerous membrane systems available, which meet the current industry standards listed under ANSI A118.12 Crack Isolation Membranes for Thin-Set Ceramic Tile and Dimension Stone products. Products meeting these strict performance requirements provide warranted crack isolation.

Levantina presents its innovative surfaces for architecture at [email protected] London

Europe’s leading event for industry audiences acts as a framework for presenting the most innovative products in the fields of design and construction.

Novelda / London, 26 January 2017. Levantina, an international company based in Alicante (Spain) and a pacesetter in the Natural Stone sector, returns to this year’s [email protected] in London, an innovative exhibition concept that brings together a large number of architects and interior designers to learn first-hand about the latest innovations in construction materials.

For years London has been one of the main global hubs for architecture, home to leading architecture firms that design and prescribe architecture projects worldwide. This is why [email protected] in the British capital is so important: the large number of industry professionals that gather there.

Levantina is part of the select group of participating companies that are presenting their latest releases. The Spanish company possesses a very extensive portfolio of decorative solutions in marble, granite and porcelain. One of its new products is Crema Marfil Coto® Tile, in which highly-regarded cream marble extracted from one of their quarries in the province of Alicante reaches its highest expression through an innovative 91×61 cm format and a minimum thickness of 1.2 cm. Thanks to its size, this Natural Stone tile can be installed directly on the existing surface without the need for building works, making it an ideal natural product for reforms and renovations.

Levantina also presents its new product and design innovation: Techlam® Blaze Dark, a 3×1-m porcelain panel with a stunning appearance decorated in dark hues. Techlam® Blaze Dark brings a very special nuance to the most glamorous spaces. Its black colour with soft worn details, directly inspired in classic industrial-style materials (aged leather, polished concrete, etc.), creates magnificent floors that enhance the furniture from any era or style.

Levantina completes its collection of products with a wide range of natural stones. The company has succeeded in renewing and updating a legendary material with exceptional qualities that place it at the cutting edge of the highest decorative requirements. The collection is made up of over 200 products spanning marble, granite, limestone and sandstone, slate and travertine, all elegant and sophisticated. For lovers of innovation, Levantina offers its Techlam® porcelain surface in a broad range of colours.

Event Cancellation: The International Marble and Granite Fair, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Due to the public security situation in the State of Espírito Santo and the city of Vitória, the annual edition of the International Marble and Granite Fair – VITORIA STONE FAIR | MARMOMAC LATIN AMERICA, that was to be held February 14th to February 17th, 2017 at the Carapina Events Center in Espírito Santo has been cancelled. This decision was made to preserve the safety and integrity of their customers, exhibitors, visitors, and all service providers committed to the event. Milanez & Milaneze S/A reaffirm the importance of this international event for the ornamental stone sector. They reiterate their goal is to preserve the safety of those involved and hope for everyone’s understanding. For more information, visit http://www.vitoriastonefair.com.br/site/2017/en/home.

Announcing Crossville Studios

Distribution Division Launches New Name and Branding

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – Crossville Tile & Stone, the distribution division of Crossville Inc., recently announced that it has changed its name to Crossville Studios and is unveiling a refreshed brand identity that reflects its growth and transformation, while celebrating the history and heritage of the Crossville legacy.

According to David Koenig, vice president and general manager of Crossville Studios, the rebranding project is the result of many months of strategic planning, precipitated by recent acquisitions that significantly increased the company’s market reach.

“With each acquisition, we’ve not only expanded our geographic territory, but more importantly, we’ve added valuable talent to our team and broadened our product offering. The company has changed significantly over the past fifteen months, so the timing was right to refresh our brand and develop an identity that would better reflect who we are today and where we’re going,” Koenig shares.

The division’s new name retains the Crossville nomenclature because of the equity it holds within the industry, while the term “Studios” was chosen to reflect a heightened emphasis on the design experience.

“A studio is a collaborative destination where creative minds come together to design beautiful spaces,” Koenig explains. “We offer beautifully designed products, innovative environments, and a knowledgeable and passionate team ready to guide customers in their selection of surfaces. We are committed to being the company customers choose when they want to explore the very best in surfacing design.”

Tim Curran, co-president of the Curran Group, the holding company that owns Crossville Studios, states that the rebranding is just one of many enhancements on the docket for this growing business.

“We’re constantly improving to not only answer the demands of a busy marketplace but to lead the way into the future of surfacing distribution—always, our goal is to keep an unwavering focus on the needs and desires of our customers,” reports Curran.

Curran and Koenig agree that Crossville Studios is positioned for strategic growth in both the short and long term.

“We’re poised for targeted growth for our company—growth that will come thanks to the root system of our corporate foundation and the dedication of employees at all of our branches,” Koenig summarizes.

Immediate steps to launching the new identity include the introduction of a more contemporary logo, a refreshed color palette, and a new tagline: “Spectacular Surfaces”. Social Media links will change to reflect the name, and the new website—crossvillestudios.comlaunches today with a number of site improvements to better meet the needs of customers.

Email addresses for Crossville Studios are also changing. Associates may now be reached at “[first name initial last name]@crossvillestudios.com”.

The changes are effective immediately and will be implemented across all aspects of the company’s marketing initiatives throughout 2017.

To find more information about the company’s locations, product offerings, and services, visit the website – crossvillestudios.com or contact Wendy Stine at [email protected].

New Regional Evaluators expand CTI Certification opportunities

New Regional Evaluators expand CTI Certification opportunities

As of TISE West/Surfaces, there are 10 new Regional Evaluators at your service for the Ceramic  Tile Education Foundation’s (CTEF)  Certified Tile Installer (CTI)  Certification program. That means that installers no longer need wait until classes reach 10 or more students before they are able to take the hands-on portion of the exam and achieve industry-recognized certification and validation of skills and knowledge.

Qualified labor, like CTI Certification and the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT), has been included in the MasterSpec and is being specified by more members of the A&D community.

Brad Denny (l.) and Dave Rogers are two new CTI Regional Evaluators.

The CTI test consists of a written, open-book, 155 question, multiple-choice exam that can be taken online and a live, in-person, hands-on test, which is monitored and assessed by Regional Evaluators. In it, installers must demonstrate their ability to execute a complex layout and proper installation of vapor retarder membrane, backer board, tile (walls and floors), cementitious grout, and flexible sealant (caulk). For each installation material, the applicant is scored on the various aspects of workmanship relevant to producing an installation that will endure use and satisfy the discriminating client.

Those who pass both parts of the exam receive a CTI certificate, plastic wallet ID card, CTI logo for use on cards, vehicles, websites and other marketing materials, consumer brochures and a listing on the CTEF website.  Any installer who has had at least two years of verifiable experience as the lead installer setting ceramic tile on a full-time basis is eligible to take the CTI exam. Study materials are supplied for those undergoing the test.

Led by Regional Evaluator coordinator Kevin Insalato, this troupe of Regional Evaluators now includes:

  • Brad Denny, Nichols Tile & Terrazzo – Joelton, Tenn.
  • Dan Hecox, Hecox Construction – York, Neb.
  • Joe Kerber at Kerber Tile – Shakopee, Minn.
  • Matt Newbold, Elite tile Setters – Lehi Utah.
  • Dave Rogers, Welch Tile – Kent City, Mich.
  • Tom Cravillion, Cravillion Tile – Plymouth, Wis.
  • Triniti Vigil, J&R Tile – San Antonio Texas.
  • Rafael Lopez, California Flooring – Manteno, Ill.
  • Mark Heinlein, NTCA trainer
  • Robb Roderick , NTCA trainer

In addition, Scott Carothers, director of Training and Certification for CTEF, is conducting CTI exams, with plans to concentrate on and grow  ACT certifications in the future. This team of evaluators has expanded the opportunities for CTI certification. The current schedule of CTI certifications is as follows:

  • February 21 – Heuler Tile, Pewaukee, WI
  • March 10 –CTEF Facility, Pendleton, SC
  • March 17 –ISC Surfaces, Kansas City, KS
  • March 18 – The Tile Shop, Lombard, Ill.
  • April 4-6 –Coverings ’17, Orlando, FL
  • April 25 – Fire Keepers Casino, Battle Creek, MI.
  • May 12 – CTEF Facility, Pendleton, SC
  • May 19 – ISC Surfaces, Kansas City, KS
  • July 14 – CTEF Facility, Pendleton, SC
  • September 15 – CTEF Facility, Pendleton, SC
  • September 22 – ISC Surfaces, Kansas City, KS
  • November 17 – CTEF Facility, Pendleton, SC
  • December 8 –ISC Surfaces, Kansas City, KS

There are two more March testing dates in regional locales in Utah and San Antonio awaiting approval.

Visit the CTEF website at https://www.ceramictilefoundation.o

CTI Regional Evaluator coordinator Kevin Insalato (r.) with NTCA assistant executive director Jim Olson during TISE West/Surfaces 2017.

rg/events to check the calendar for new locations and CTI test opportunities as they become available; and this site to https://www.ceramictilefoundation.org/certified-tile-installer-cti-program to learn more about becoming a Certified Tile Installer.

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