Don’t Miss the CTEF Online Auction!


If you’re looking to stock up on tile installation tools, products, and materials—while supporting a worthy cause—then you need to participate in the CTEF auction taking place online October 21-26.

The auction will raise funds to support CTEF’s mission to improve the tile industry through certification, education, training, and participation in the development of nationally recognized standards and methods. CTEF normally generates income through in-person training and hands-on certification event fees. Unfortunately, since March 2020 all events have been suspended due to COVID-19. The proceeds from this online auction mean that CTEF can stay afloat through the pandemic, remain relevant, and rapidly get back on track with ramping up the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program, and expand tile installation training as well as the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) program as soon as things get back to normal.

Tile & stone industry suppliers and manufacturers have generously donated more than 50 items, including:

  • Tools such as mixers, saws, trowels, floats, sponges and knee pads
  • Materials such as tile, GPTP, backer board, underlayment, mortar, and grout.
  • Flooring products
  • And more

CTEF gratefully acknowledges the participation of the following auction sponsors:

Amarly, ARDEX, Blanke, Custom Building Products, Crossville, Dal Tile, Edge Strip Kits, ETM, ECore, Florida Tile, Gundlach, HB Fuller/TEC, Interceramic, James Hardie, Laticrete, Mapei, Noble Company, Pro Knees, Progress Profiles, QEP, Rubi Tools, Russo Trading, Schluter , Scodd Industries, University of CTS, and USG.

To participate, you must first register at You can sign up via Facebook or you can register with your email, phone number, and an account password. After doing so, you can submit your desired bid amount. You will then receive text confirmation of your bid. You will receive instant text outbid notifications and be notified if you have won an item at the end of the auction through email and text. And it costs you nothing to bid.

Learn more at Happy bidding!