Coverings winning bench designs selected; construction started!

As the journey continues for the students in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), School of Architecture design tiling course – “Mediations on Making– Exploring Furniture Design” – the winning bench designs have been selected for construction.
The students presented their concepts and a jury of judges selected seven designs to be constructed and displayed at Coverings – one of which will be on display in the ProSpec booth (#5098). The remaining students paired up with the winning students for the bench builds. This allows all students to gain the knowledge and experience of building with tile and stone materials and learn best practices techniques, particularly around installation and grout application.

For the first phase of construction, students built the templates for their benches out of wedi Backer Boards. Soon they will apply tile using ProSpec PermaFlex® 500 and ProColor Grout with ProColor Stain Guard Grout Additive.
The next class is an all-day build with NTCA certified trainer Mike Whistler on hand to offer one-on-one instruction on tile installation. The benches are slated to be complete on April 16, just in time for Coverings 2014, April 29-May 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center!
Thank you to the following companies for providing
products and assistance with the course: