Coverings '18

Contractors & Installers

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Uncover opportunities in today’s flooring installation market and profit from them. Make connections with hundreds of global suppliers of in-demand materials and tools on the exhibit floor. Learn about certification, gain technical advice, or explore new technologies and get a leg up on your competition.

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Free Education Sessions for Contractors & Installers

contractor sessions

  • Town Hall Meeting I: What General Contractors & Specifiers Are Saying About the Stone & Tile Industry
  • Exterior Challenges and Growth Opportunities in Tile Installation
  • Utilizing Mock Up Displays to Eliminate Miscommunication and Reduce the Risk of Installation Failure
  • Determining Your Real Labor Costs: Are You Really Charging Enough?
  • Understanding Tile Installation and Product Standards and How to Apply This to Your Installation Projects
  • New Installation Handbook for the Canadian Tile Industry
  • What the Tile Industry Needs to Know about the New OSHA Silica Standard
  • Curbless Shower Systems
  • How to Prepare Yourself or Your Installer for the CTEF CTI Exam
  • Installation Design Showcase: Deconstructed

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Can't-Miss Show Features

Contractor & Dealer Lounge

Contractor & Dealer Lounge

Join your fellow contractors and dealers in a dedicated space on the show floor. The Lounge will facilitate enhanced learning and networking opportunities through guided tours on the show floor, roundtable lunches, and daily happy hours to connect with colleagues.
The Installation Experience

The Installation Experience

Visit the brand-new Installation Experience on the show floor and learn about installation best practices and much more!

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Installation Design Showcase: Tiny Houses

Installation Design Showcase: Tiny Houses

NTCA Five-Star Contractors and leading designers partnered together and collaborated to showcase the synergy between beautiful design and exceptional installation. 

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Live Installation Demonstration Stage

Live Installation Demonstration Stage

One of the most popular features at Coverings, these live “how-to” classes offered attendees an up-close look at how top contracting pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations. 

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Contractor/Installer Testimonial

“I love what I do. I love the people, relationships, and creativity in the tile & stone industry. The challenge is educating [clients] so they recognize the value in knowledge, creativity and professionalism.”

-Dominic M., Marietta, GA

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