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NTCA Five-Star Summer Meeting Offers Education and Connections

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world's largest tile contractor association, hosted its 2019 NTCA Five-Star Contractor Annual Summer Meeting in Montreal, Canada. The...

NTCA National Apprenticeship Guidelines provide career road map in the tile trade

NTCA simplifies DOL-approved “earn as you learn” opportunity  If you’ve been in the tile industry for any length of time, you know one of the most...

Doing things right the first time pays off for Omaha installer

Swoboda Tile & Stone melds family tradition, industry training into successful business Six years ago near Omaha, Neb., budding tile setter Jake Swoboda (www.facebook.com/SwobodaTileStone) was learning...

Dal-Tile launches “unique in the industry” exceptional warranty program for customers who use NTCA Five-Star Contractors

Dallas, TX – Dal-Tile Corporation is currently launching a new program nationwide to benefit tile installers who have attained the coveted NTCA “Five-Star Contractor”...

Cutting Edge Tile meets client needs in a “Flash!”

Carl “The Flash” Leonard is a third generation tile setter, and owner of Cutting Edge Tile (www.cuttingedgetilenj.com) in Florence, N.J. Leonard explains that he got...

NTCA Apprenticeship Guidelines Program approved by U.S. Department of Labor

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world's largest tile contractor association, is pleased to announce it has received formal acceptance into the National Apprenticeship...

NTCA transcends countries to attract quality-minded tile setters

Modern Aspect Tiling & Stone works to establish and update standards in Australia Of NTCA’s nearly 1,600 members, a number of tile contractors make their...

Tom Vaughn retires from NTCA Technical Committee

Vaughn served the committee as the longest-standing member, for over 30 years Tom Vaughn, the longest standing member of the NTCA Technical Committee, serving for well over...

Avalon Flooring: flagship store grows to 15 locations in 60 years

Expansive offerings and emphasis on training contribute to success Avalon Flooring (AvalonFlooring.com) was started by John Millar in 1958 with a single store in Avalon,...

Homegrown tile company

Deen Contracting melds art and problem-solving with great results In the prairie of the Midwest – Springfield, Ill. – my career started with a broom,...

Coverings: highlights of 2019 educational programming with industry leaders

(ARLINGTON, VA—March 28, 2019) Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile & stone exhibition and conference in North America, will offer more than 50 educational...

NTCA contractors contribute to R.I.S.E. program home

NTCA and members of the tile industry have been strong supporters of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program, which builds...

NIOSH Silica Webinar Planned for May 14

Oberlin, OH, March 27, 2019—The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will be hosting a free silica safety webinar on Tuesday, May...

Creativity and attention to detail characterizes Artisan Tile

Sometimes, good things can come from bad beginnings. By his own admission, Michael Moreno, the owner of Artisan Tile, was a “horrible helper” when he...

A full roster mark NTCA activities at Coverings

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has a full roster of activities, events, and features for those attending the Coverings show, especially for the...

Creating excellence for Northern California Tile & Stone

Northern California Tile & Stone, with offices in Sacramento, Calif., and Reno, Nevada, has been in business for about 20 years, with a tradition...

Essential and must-have gear for tile installers

Tools in the tile trade are essential items to get your job done. We interviewed a few NTCA members to get their take on...

NTCA Training Experience 2019: a new approach to educate, train and inform

In 2018, our training department, led by NTCA Training Director Mark Heinlein and supported by NTCA Technical Trainers Robb Roderick, Scott Carothers and Luis...

RODKAT: Integrating high design with function!

I grew up working in a custom cabinet shop that my parents owned. I was always building something and learned, at a young age,...

Sacramento contractor strikes out on his own after recession; invests in certification

Russell Laird, of A+ Tile & Stone in Sacramento, Calif., (aplustileandstone.thebluebook.com) has made a name for himself in the tiling world, aiming for excellence...
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