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Learn new and alternative uses of tile and stone for kitchens, baths, entries, patios, pools, spas and more. Find ideas and inspiration for your next project. Learn breakthrough trends and specification methods for tile and stone, discover new sources for unique pieces from across the globe, and build relationships to boost your business. You belong at Coverings.

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Builder & Remodeler Day: April 4


This is your day at Coverings. Designed to facilitate enhanced learning and networking opportunities through a guided tour on the show floor, roundtable lunch, focused education sessions and more - all for FREE. 

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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. Win $2,500 and a free stay in Orlando! Submissions due January 6.

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Installation Design Showcase

Installation Design Showcase: Tiny Houses


NTCA Five-Star Contractors will collaborate with leading designers 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. 

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Live Installation Demonstration Stage


One of the most popular features at Coverings, these live “how-to” classes offer attendees an up-close look at how top contracting pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations. Attendees will see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile and stone installation more successful.

Attend Free Education Sessions for Builders & Remodelers


How to Create an Award-Winning Project from Design to Installation – a CID Awards Primer
Presenters: CID Award Winners

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

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Watch the 2016 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


“Trying to get someone to understand why there are pricing differences in tile is challenging. They understand that in other industries but have problems doing so with tile.” -Richard L., Fredericksburg, TX


Like other builders and remodelers who attend Coverings, Richard attends Coverings
to find solutions to his daily challenges and to:

  • Support vendor partners
  • See the latest products and trends
  • Gain perspective on how he's progressing toward goals
    (since Coverings is after the first quarter)
  • Network

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