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CTEF online auction features $80K+ of tile installation products and materials

The CTEF online auction taking place August 18 to 22, 2022 includes a broad assortment of tile installation products and materials worth more than $80K. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, allowing it to further support its mission.

“This online auction includes tile installation products and materials that tile installers and contractors know, love, and depend on,” states Brad Denny, CTEF executive director. “Not only can they stock up on their favorite products and materials but in so doing they can directly benefit CTEF so this Foundation can continue to provide ceramic tile education and installer certification.”

The CTEF online auction takes place from August 18th at noon until August 22nd at 4 PM EDT and includes over 100 items relevant to tile installation professionals. Donated by tile and stone industry supporters, suppliers, and manufacturers, these items include among others:

  • Tools such as mixers, saws, cutters, tool kits, trowels, floats, sponges, suction cups, and knee pads
  • Materials such as tile, GPTP, backer board, underlayment, mortar, shower niches, and grout.
  • Flooring products
  • NTCA Football/Golf and Fishing Experience packages
  • Online courses, and coloring books
  • And more

CTEF gratefully acknowledges the participation of the following 2022 auction sponsors: ARDEX, Best of Everything, Blanke, Custom Building Products, Crossville, Dal Tile, Edge Strip Kits, ETM, Florida Tile, Gundlach, HB Fuller/TEC, Joseph Lundgren Consulting, Johns Mansville, Laticrete, Mapei, Marshalltown Tools, MLT, Noble Company, NTCA, nVent/Nuheat, Pro Knees, QEP, RR Donnelly, Rubi Tools, Schluter , Scodd Industries, Tile Pro Source, The Tile Shop, University of CTS, and Wale Tales.

Those interested in participating in the online auction can do so via their computer, via text, or by contacting Cathey McAlister at CTEF. Bidding is free. The first step is to register at https://www.accelevents.com/e/ctefauction, and participants do not need to wait until the auction starts to do so.

“The proceeds from this online auction will allow us to expand the training and certification programs such as the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program and the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) program”, says Scott Carothers, CTEF director of certification and training.

The CTEF aims to improve the tile industry through installer certification, education, training, and participation in the development of nationally recognized standards and methods. It exists based on income generated through in-person training and hands-on certification event fees and tile industry sponsorship. As a result of COVID, CTEF has had to rely increasingly on fundraising efforts.

For more information, including how to bid using the different options for bidding, go to https://www.ceramictilefoundation.org/blog/ctef-online-auction.

About the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry. Certification programs include the CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program which is the only third-party assessment of installer skill and knowledge to be recognized by the tile industry and the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT).

CTEF is headquartered in Pendleton, South Carolina, near Clemson University and the offices of the Tile Council of North America (TCNA).

For more information, visit https://www.ceramictilefoundation.org. Follow CTEF on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ctilef, and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CeramicTileEducationFoundation/

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