NTCA enters fall with 13 three-hour workshops, four full-day regional training events, and two two-day Art Glass Panel trainings in September.
Workshops: North Carolina, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and California
NTCA’s 13 free, standards-based workshops this September put you in touch with peers and industry experts as you learn new skills and information, enjoy a catered meal from local eateries, and a chance to win valuable prizes.
The three-hour afternoon or evening events are open to tile installers and contractors, as well as sales personnel and the A&D community – anyone who wants to learn more about standards-based installation practices.
Each NTCA Workshop is presented by NTCA Technical Trainers who have been installing tile themselves for many years or who still maintain their tile installation business. Workshops – made possible through the support of generous sponsors who believe in elevating the industry through education — feature 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 – Adhesives, Trowels, Lippage
NTCA will be at these locations in September:
- 9/12 Floor & Decor, 8/17 Charlotte, NC
- 9/12 Louisville Tile, Wyoming, MI
- 9/13 SE Tile, Durham, NC
- 9/13 Louisville Tile, South Bend, IN
- 9/14 SE Tile, Wilmington, NC
- 9/14 Floor & Decor, Novi, MI
- 9/19 Floor & Decor, Hilliard, OH
- 9/20 Floor & Decor, Reynoldsville, OH
- 9/21 Floor & Decor, Warrenville, OH
- 9/26 Louisville Tile, Fort Wayne, IN
- 9/27 Floor & Decor, Fullerton, CA
- 9/28 The Tile Shop, Centerville, OH
- 9/28 Floor & Decor, Moreno Valley, CA
Regional Training: New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
Contractors can learn about gauged porcelain tile panel/slab (GPTP) installation during four free day-long NTCA Regional Training Events in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Visit NTCAtraining.com or the events calendar at https://bit.ly/3TsR8Tk for details and registration.
- 9/7 – Sponsored and hosted by Daltile, Moonachie, NJ
- 9/13 – Sponsored and hosted by Floor & Decor, Commack, NY
- 9/21 – Sponsored by Crossville; hosted by Garden State Tile, Warminster, PA
- 9/28 – Sponsored and hosted by Floor & Decor, Wayne, NJ
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. This program will emphasize:
- Introduction to tile industry standards
- Use of ANSI A108.19 to install Gauged Porcelain Tile and Panels
- Use of specialty tools and setting materials to install GPTP
- Working with a team to install GPTP
Art Glass Panel Installation Training: Arizona and California
This two-day intensive that equips qualified tile contractors to install luxurious, high-end Vetrite glass tile panels from Sicis. Qualified contractors must sign up for both days. Attendees who fully complete all course requirements will be eligible for manufacturer certification for Art Glass Panel installation and will be placed on a preferred installer/contractor list. They will also receive a Certificate of Course Completion from the NTCA. Get details at NTCA training.com or register for the Art Glass Panel Installation Training at: https://bit.ly/40FuHwX .
September training takes place at:
- 8/31-9/1: Sponsored by SICIS, hosted by Stone Systems, San Diego, CA
- 9/21-9/22: Sponsored by SICIS, hosted by Rock Mill, Los Angeles, CA
Attendees of NTCA’s Art Glass Panel Installation program will experience an advanced training program where they will:
- Learn about glass of many types
- Will gain the knowledge, ability and confidence to understand, handle, fabricate and install very large art glass panels to create custom installations on walls in interior wet and dry areas using a direct bond adhesive method following manufacturer instructions.
Demand is high and class size is limited, so register early. If the class is full, your registration will be added to the waiting list and you will be contacted if a space opens. Visit NTCAtraining.com or consult the NTCA Event Calendar at https://bit.ly/3TsR8Tk for details.
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