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  • Future forecast

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 Stacy Garcia
    "We can do nothing to change the past, but we have enormous power to shape the future" -Edward Cornish I have people tell me all the time, 'I don't follow trends'. But what they mean is they don't fol ...
  • Coverings preview: ceramic tile trends from Italy

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Ceramics of Italy
    Year after year, Italian tile manufacturers introduce new products that lead the way in terms of technology, sustainability and design concepts. This season's most popular trends from Italy include mo ...
  • Tile of Spain marks its 25th appearance at Coverings

    Monday, March 12, 2012 Tile of Spain
    This year marks Tile of Spain's 25th year at the Coverings trade show, and once again, Tile of Spain, the international brand representing 200 ceramic tile manufacturers belonging to the Spanish Ceram ...
  • Support Tile Partners for Humanity with donations of materials at Coverings

    Wednesday, March 07, 2012 Allyson Fertitta Venugopal
    Volunteers will be wearing TPFH shirts and hats to identify themselves to exhibitors on the Coverings show floor. Are you exhibiting at Coverings this year? Great! Are you planning to take everything ...
  • Tile Heritage has been collecting and disseminating information about American tile history, both past and present, for the past twenty-five years. The evolution of this preservation and conservation ...
  • Building with tile

    Thursday, March 01, 2012 Lira Luis
    Tile is a ubiquitous decorative finish. It is commonly used as an aesthetic element rather than a building material by architects and interior designers. The earliest usage of tile was for flooring. ' ...
  • Welcome to Coverings Central

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012
    In a first for a US trade show, Coverings is dedicating a booth to its attendees. Booth 3728 is Coverings Central and it's a hub with a lounge area,  Internet access and it's the site where our speake ...
  • Check out the newest Coverings video!

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Coverings
    Last week, we posted a new preview video to our YouTube channel, and it's just a shade of what's to come.     We're committed to using every medium we have at our disposal to spread the word about the ...
  • Tile, stone and SketchUp

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    Let me be the first to say that nothing replaces feeling tile or stone samples in person, nor seeing them applied to surfaces in new and inspirational ways. That's why we'll all travel to Coverings th ...
  • These days, seemingly anyone with Internet access can make informed decisions and develop pointed opinions about even the most particular matter. Thus, for architects, designers and manufacturers alik ...
  • Different choices, new ideas

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Emerson Schwartzkopf
    When someone asks me why I still attend trade shows for natural stone, I always offer one word: Variety. There's something about seeing different types of stone - along with other materials - in forma ...
  • Peabody Orlando's Metropolitan Suite Coverings has always offered attendees and exhibitors the best rooms at the best rates at the best hotels. New this year, Coverings takes this service one-step far ...
  • The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is celebrating its 65th year as a leading trade association in the tile and stone industry. Today, they represent over 800 company members, including o ...
  • Every year, the Coverings show features a new look and feel to appeal to all audiences. Last year when the show was in Las Vegas, the creative for the show featured Vegas-themed images such as showgir ...
  • The CID (Coverings Installation and Design) Awards combines elements of the past Spectrum and Prism Awards together with the TileLetter & NTCA Installation Awards which will honor achievement in the o ...
  • Ceramic revolution

    Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Ryan Fasan
    If you weren't aware already, 2012 has already proven that it's time to get excited to be a part of the ceramic tile industry again. In this humble tile junky's opinion, taking the long view, 2008's g ...
  • For over 65 years, the Marble Institute of America (MIA) has served as the authoritative source of information on standards of natural stone workmanship and practice, and the suitable application of n ...
  • An architect goes to a stone quarry

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Mark Johnson
    I'm so looking forward to seeing the stone exhibits at this year's Coverings show! I have a special appreciation for Italian stone after seeing it quarried up-close-and-personal near Verona, Italy. I ...
  • Sustainability + stone: The equation works

    Thursday, January 26, 2012 Emerson Schwartzkopf
    This floor is from Coverings, Etc. and it's made from 70% pre-consumer, natural stone  manufacturing waste. When some read the details of the PROJECT: Green competition at Coverings this year, there's ...
  • A sneak peek at this year's Ceramics of Italy Pavilion

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Ceramics of Italy
    Every year at Coverings, attendees flock to the Italian Pavilion as the center of hospitality during the four-day show. Like a real-life piazza, it's a hub for architects, designers, contractors, dist ...
  • PROJECT: Green is a joint venture from Environmental Design + Construction (ED+C) magazine and Coverings. It's a unique contest that seeks to honor the best sustainable projects that use tile and ston ...
  • An architect talks about tile

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 Bob Borson
    Photo by Bob Borson If our last several projects are any indication, glass and ceramic tile are going to have a really good 2012. Durable, easy to take care of, and with an unlimited variety of color, ...
  • Photo by Crossville, Inc I have been a builder for over 27 years and have built in New England and more recently in the Bahamas. During that period of time I have seen and done many tile projects and ...
  • Coverings facts & figures

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    Coverings is the premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. It has grown to be the largest and most important show of i ...
  • Welcome to the Coverings blog

    Monday, January 09, 2012
    Today marks the inaugural post of Coverings' new blog, and we're looking to it as yet another way to spread the word about the great things we have planned for Coverings 2012. Over the course of the n ...
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