Coverings '18

Features & Programs

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Coverings offers something for everyone in the tile & stone industry. From live installation demonstrations and tours of the show floor, to networking events and educational seminars, your four days at Coverings will be packed with things to see and experience. Click on the images below for a pop-up preview.
Audio Tours

Audio Tours

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.

Art Tile Courtyard

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. 

 

Ceramic Tile & Education Foundation

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. 

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Coverings Connect

Coverings Connect

Relax, charge personal devices, and network with others in the Coverings Connect Lounge. Coverings Connect also presents a series of educational seminars, called “Byte” sessions. These 15 minute sessions have a digital focus and will provide tips and tricks for growth through social media and online channels. 

Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards

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. 

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Live Installation Demo Stage

Live Installation Demo 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. Attendees are able to see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile & stone installation more successful. The 2018 schedule will be available a few months prior to the show. 

Coverings Rock Stars – An Emerging Leaders Program

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. 

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SFA & The Stone Zone

SFA & The Stone Zone

The Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) is an organization dedicated to the education of the fabricator. The SFA presented ongoing demonstrations and educational “how-to” topics in their booth that are specifically designed for fabricators and installers. They also be featured products that were “born on the SFA” (products designed by fabricators for fabricators). The SFA demo schedule will be released in Spring 2018. 
Happy Hours

Happy Hours

Afternoon happy hours will take place on the show floor from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Thursday. The happy hours are the ideal opportunity to network with colleagues and make new connections.

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