Art Tile Courtyard
While visiting the TCNA North American Pavilion, be sure to stop by the TCNA Art Tile Courtyard (booth 7249), located in the heart of the Art Tile Village, to enjoy beautifully tiled doghouses provided by TCNA members. These decorated doghouses are wonderful displays of creativity using tile. They will be donated to an Atlanta-area pet charity, who will be onsite during the show with canine companions.
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.
Relax, charge personal devices, and network with others in the Coverings Connect space, located in the B-C Connector. Coverings Connect also presents a series of educational seminars, called “Byte” sessions. These condensed sessions have a digital focus and will provide quick tips and tricks for growth through social media and online channels.
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 Monumental 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.
To participate, purchase tickets through the Coverings registration process, or there will be two onsite locations, in Hall B booth 5548 and Hall C booth 9612.
Installation Design Showcase
The Installation Design Showcase, booth 8804, 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
New for 2018! The Installation Experience, booth 8401, provides an opportunity for Coverings show attendees to experience firsthand, numerous types of tile installations implemented by Qualified, Trained and Certified Tile Installers. These interactive sessions will showcase today’s best practices relative to a multitude of different tile installations.
Live Installation Demo 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 are able to see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile & stone installation more successful.
Navigate Coverings like a pro with the help of the Coverings 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.
- Meet @ Coverings- Meet face-to-face at Coverings 2018. 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.
Contractor & Dealer Lounge
Join your colleagues in the Contractor & Dealer Lounge where you can network and engage in education sessions critical to your business. On Wednesday and Thursday, take a customized tour of the show floor starting at 11:00 AM with lunch. Tours are first-come, first-serve and you can sign up at the Contractor & Dealer Lounge during the show. Be sure to grab a drink during the Happy Hours starting at 3:00 PM.
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. There will also be featured products that were “born on the SFA” (products designed by fabricators for fabricators).