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, the 2017 Art Tile Courtyard featured an assembly of decorative dog houses made out of tile. Attendees were able to see tiles from an extensive collection of artisans and play with (or adopt) local puppies. Check back for updates on the theme of the 2018 Art Tile Courtyard.
Explore Coverings at your own pace. Grab a headset and take advantage of the pre-recorded audio tours! It's like having your own personal tour guide of Coverings. Last years' tours included: Coverings 101, Coverings 101 en español, Trends Tour, and Installation Materials and Systems Tour. Stay tuned for updates on 2018 audio tours.
Ceramic Tile & Education Foundation
The CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is the only third-party assessment of installer skill and knowledge which is recognized by the tile industry. It also offers Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) testing. CTI testing and ACT will be offered at Coverings 2018.
City of Atlanta and Coverings Student Competition
Coverings 2018 and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs have partnered to develop a student competition that will create three artistic public benches for the City of Atlanta. The three winning structures will receive cash prizes and will be constructed by Certified Tile Installers who have passed the CTEF test. They will be displayed at Coverings and permanently installed in Atlanta after the show.
Atlanta metro area graduate or undergraduate students should enter by March 1.
New for 2018! On Thursday, May 10 join your industry friends for a tailgate party at the College Football Hall of Fame located next to the Georgia World Congress Center. Wear a sports jersey, choose your favorite college football team, and get ready to celebrate the end of another great Coverings show.
Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards
The Coverings Installation & Design Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile & stone in both residential and commercial projects. The installer and designer of prize winning projects each receive up to $3,000 and a one-night stay in Atlanta and more.
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 & 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.
Global Monument Hand-Print Mural
The Tile Heritage Foundation invites all Coverings 2018 attendees and exhibitors to leave their imprint on tile for the Donor Wall for Posterity at Coverings.
With just a $25 donation, you can press your hands, name, thoughts or logos into a wet clay tile and become a part of the mural. The Monumental Hand-Print Mural will be installed at TCNA headquarters in Anderson, South Carolina. To participate, sign up during the Coverings registration process.
Installation Design Showcase
The Installation Design Showcase is always a "must-see" attraction at Coverings. Again in 2018, the Showcase will feature the live installation of tile & stone in three tiny houses on the Coverings show floor. NTCA Five Star Contractors and leading designers have partnered together to showcase the synergy between beautiful design and exceptional installation.
The Installation Experience
Live Installation Demo Stage
Navigate Coverings like a pro with the help of the Coverings Mobile App. New features on the 2018 app include:
- Online New Product Showcase - Through the app, discover the new products exhibitors are bringing to Coverings 2018. Mark favorites and visit those booths on the show floor.
- In-Person Connections - Meet face-to-face at Coverings. Add your profile in the app so attendees and exhibitors can connect with you directly and request a meeting through your profile. There will be a dedicated lounge space onsite so you can meet and network in-person.
Don’t miss the brand-new Orientation Theatre at Coverings 2018! Regroup and get all the information you need to make the most of your time at the show including answers to the most frequently asked questions and tips and tricks for tackling the massive show floor.