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NTCA empowers tile installers with 24 workshops and six regional trainings in July

[Jackson, MS, June 28] – The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is proud to announce its July tour across 17 states, delivering an extensive lineup of standards-based educational workshops and regional trainings to industry professionals. With a total of 24 free workshops and six free regional trainings, this initiative marks a significant expansion compared to the offerings provided in 2023.

The goal is to equip industry professionals with essential skills and knowledge while facilitating meaningful connections with peers and industry experts. These workshops and regional trainings serve as invaluable opportunities for professionals to stay updated on industry standards, best practices, and emerging trends and aligns with NTCA’s ongoing mission to elevate the standards of tile craftsmanship and promote continuous learning within the industry.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors dedicated to advancing the industry through education, all workshops and regional trainings are offered free of charge. Each workshop and regional training will be presented by NTCA Technical Trainers, individuals with extensive experience in tile installation.

Workshops: Georgia, California, New Mexico, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Montana, South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Virginia

The workshops, spanning three hours in the afternoon or evening, are open to tile installers, contractors, sales personnel, and members of the architecture and design community. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive learning environment to connect with peers and industry experts during the workshops, providing time for networking and knowledge exchange. Meals will be provided and there will be chances to win valuable prizes.

The workshops will focus on one of the following topics:

  • Ins and Outs of Layout for Contractors
  • Tile Matters – Best Practices for the Pros
  • Failures – Could It Be Me?
  • Tile Technology – Membranes

Save the Date for one of these NTCA Workshops at these locations in July:

Date      Host                                     Location

Regional Trainings: Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania
Regional Training sessions, offer tile installers an immersive, all-day experience to hone their skills using both traditional and cutting-edge tools, materials, and techniques. These hands-on sessions are designed to empower participants with practical knowledge rooted in ANSI standards and methods outlined in the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook for Ceramic, Glass, and Stone Tile Installation. The NTCA Reference Manual serves as a guiding resource throughout the training.

The sessions are carefully crafted to provide solutions-based training, addressing real-world challenges faced by tile installers. The content is aligned with industry standards and methods, ensuring relevance and applicability. To maximize the learning experience, each session is limited to 20 participants. Attendees will receive a document of course completion upon successfully concluding the training session.

Topics for the July Regional Trainings include:

  • The GPTP/Slabs Training equips you to install porcelain panels with confidence and accuracy. Learn new tile industry standards and methods for installing GPTP, how GPTP is made, where it can be used, and special tools, setting materials and techniques required to install it.
  • The Substrate Preparation and Large-Format Tile Training will show you how to use the ANSI A 108 standards and TCNA Handbook to address real world challenges in hands-on installations focusing on substrate examination and preparation for setting large-format tile.

Save the date for one of these NTCA Regional Trainings at these locations in July:


7/10-11                Floor & Decor                                   Houston, TX
7/17-18                Floor & Decor                                   Mesquite, TX
7/19                     Daltile                                             Knightdale, NC
7/24                     Mosaic Home Interiors                 Virginia Beach, VA
7/26                     BPI                                                 Jackson, MS
7/31-8/1              Floor & Decor                                  Springfield, PA

Don’t miss these opportunities to elevate your skills, expand your network, and stay at the forefront of industry standards. All workshops and regional trainings are open to anyone interested in enhancing their skills. NTCA membership is not required. Dates and time listed above are subject to change, for the most up-to-date information on each event and to register, visit NTCAtraining.com, or click https://bit.ly/3TsR8Tk to visit the NTCA Event Calendar.

About NTCA
Established in 1947, the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. It is widely recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractors’ association in the world. For those seeking to improve their tile business, NTCA provides unparalleled educational experiences, supportive peer interaction, unique cost-savings programs, and a commitment to help develop the skills needed to improve your work, recruit, train, and manage your employees, and ultimately, make your business more profitable. Find out more at www.tile-assn.com.
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