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Online auction benefiting CTEF takes place August 18-22, 2022

CTEF, the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, has organized an online auction to take place in August to raise additional funds in support of its mission.

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.

“This online auction is a wonderful fundraising event because it brings together the users and producers of tools and supplies for installing tile,” says Scott Carothers, CTEF director of certification and training. “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.”

The CTEF online auction takes place from August 18th at noon until August 22nd at 4 PM EDT and includes over 50 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, trowels, floats, sponges, and knee pads
  • Materials such as tile, GPTP, backer board, underlayment, mortar, and grout.
  • Flooring products
  • NTCA Football/Golf and Fishing Experience packages
  • And more

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.

“This online auction gives tile installers and contractors an opportunity to stock up on the tile installation products and materials they know, love, and depend on,” states Brad Denny, CTEF executive director. “In the process, they can directly benefit CTEF so this Foundation can continue to provide ceramic tile education and installer certification.”

CTEF gratefully acknowledges the participation of the 2020 auction sponsors: Amarly, ARDEX, Blanke, Custom Building Products, Crossville, DalTile, Edge Strip Kits, ETM, ECore, Florida Tile, Gundlach, HB Fuller/TEC, Interceramic, James Hardie, Laticrete, Mapei, Noble Company, Pro Knees, Progress Profiles, QEP, Rubi Tools, Russo Trading, Schluter, Scodd Industries, University of CTS, and USG.

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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