Coverings offers something for everyone in the tile & stone industry. From live installation demonstrations and tours of the show floor, to networking events and live installations, your four days at Coverings will be packed with things to see and experience.
Coverings offers specific “Appreciation Days” to facilitate enhanced learning and networking opportunities for attendees. The Coverings Appreciation Days will feature tailored guided tours of the show floor, lunch, happy hours and focused education sessions.
Art Tile Courtyard
The Art Tile Courtyard is a popular destination at Coverings year after year. Located in the Tile Council of North America Pavilion, stop by this space to see the Art Tile Courtyard and enjoy beautifully decorated tiled benches provided by Tile Council members.
Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards & Opening Night Celebration
The Coverings Installation & Design Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Stating in 2015, the CID awards have been paired with the Opening Night Celebration allowing attendees to meet the winners, enjoy a live showcase of the winning projects and kick off Coverings with a special reception!
Coverings Rock Stars - An Emerging Leaders Program
The Coverings Rock Stars program is to recognize and engage with the best and brightest young talent in the tile and stone industry, sharing their successes and vision for future generations. The program underscores Coverings’ mission to support the growth and success of the industry by recognizing top-notch talent and fostering networking and educational opportunities.
Back by popular demand, afternoon happy hours will take place on the show floor from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM on Tuesday through Thursday. Bars will be located in the Tile Council of North America and Ceramic Tile Distributor's Association booth, the Installation Design Showcase booth and the Social Media Lounge. Grab a beverage and make new connections!
Installation Design Showcase
Tthe Installation Design Showcase is a must-see attraction. Observe the four original vignettes that are constructed onsite at Coverings when NTCA Five Star contractors and leading designers partner together and collaborate to showcase the synergy between beautiful design and exceptional installation. Each space will highlight a different design aesthetic and feature tile and stone in a live installation.
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.
SFA & the Stone Zone
The Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) is an organization dedicated to the education of the fabricator. The SFA will present ongoing demonstrations and educational “how-to” topics in their booth that are specifically designed for fabricators and installers. They will also be featuring products that were “born on the SFA” (products designed by fabricators for fabricators).
New to Coverings in 2016, these “how-to” demonstrations from software companies will provide you an up-close look at how their solutions are the best fit for your needs.
CTEF, CTI and ACT
The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), Certified Tile Installer (CTI), and the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) all have programs available during Coverings. Details to come.