Architects & Designers

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Looking for Inspiration? Choose from dozens of free education sessions. Learn from some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in the tile and stone industry. Conduct research on the show floor and find the latest trends and products that can inspire your next project.

Working with clients? Help them find ideas and inspiration for their next project at Coverings. With 9 miles of the latest products and trends under one roof, their imaginations will run wild. Bring up to two clients free of charge - just enter their names when you register for Coverings. You belong here.

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Architect & Designer Day:
April 5


This is your day at Coverings. Designed to facilitate enhanced learning and networking opportunities through guided tours on the show floor, this day features roundtable lunches, A+D-focused education sessions and more - all for FREE. Tours are led on a first-come, first-served basis, don't miss out! Signup when registering for Coverings online.

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Installation Design Showcase

Installation Design Showcase:
Tiny Houses


NTCA Five Star contractors and leading designers will partner together and collaborate to showcase the synergy between beautiful design and exceptional installation. Be inspired by the live installation of three tiny houses on the Coverings show floor. Each tiny house will highlight a different design aesthetic and feature both tile and stone.

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CID Awards

Coverings Installation & Design
(CID) Awards


The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Tile and stone offer designers, architects, installers, and contractors infinite and enduring design styles for their projects. Submit your projects by January 6 for your chance to win $2,500 and more!

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Attend Free Education Sessions for Architects & Designers


Coastal Resilience – Rethinking Design for Extreme Weather Conditions
Moderator: Joann Gonchar, AIA, Senior Editor, Architectural Record
Presented by Architectural Record
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Contract Magazine Presents: A Fireside Chat with John Czarnecki and Todd Avery-Lenahan
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Interior Design Magazine Presents: Power Panel with Edie Cohen
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Communicating with Color/Design: Inspiring and Defining Essential Trends
Presenter: Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute and Director, Eiseman Center for Color

Tiny Design: Mighty Impact
Presenter: Kim Lewis, Kim Lewis Design

Beyond The Bath
Presenter: Marc Thee, Co-Founder and Principal, Marc-Michaels Interior Design

Trends in Tile: Moving Forward
Moderator: Paul Makovsky, Editorial and Brand Director, Metropolis

Need CEU's? Choose from dozens of FREE focused education sessions. Coverings is an AIA/CES approved partner.

Watch the 2016 A+D sessions again (or catch up on what you missed last year) and get excited for what we have in store for 2017.

The Cross Pollination of Design


Coverings 2016 panel session led by Edie Cohen, Deputy Editor, Interior Design Magazine

Future of Hospitality Design


Coverings 2016 keynote session led by Andrew Fay, President & COO, The Gettys Group

Learn from the industry's top leaders - for free. Coverings 2017 session moderators and speakers include:

Edie Cohen

Deputy Editor
Interior Design Magazine

Edie Cohen

John Czarnecki

Editor in Chief
Contract Magazine 

John Czarnecki

Todd-Avery Lenahan

TAL Studio

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“It really helps, as a designer and owner of a small business, to be able to know what is new in the tile and stone industry. I want to be able to give [clients] the opportunity to have access to the latest products and trends.” -Sonya R., Manhattan, NY



Like other architects and designers who attend Coverings, Sonya attends Coverings
to find solutions to her daily challenges and for the:

  • Trends, trends, trends
  • Project inspiration
  • Access to new products
  • Client research

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April 4-7
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