Hot Dog! The TCNA North American Pavilion Inspires and Delights


The Tile Council of North America (TCNA) presents more than 115 member manufacturers of ceramic tile, installation materials, tools, and related products at the TCNA North American Pavilion next month at Coverings 2018.

Your Show Experts (TCNA #7832)
The TCNA booth serves as your information and hospitality hub. Complimentary lunch (that’s the hot dog part), will be served Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (no wristband required) and happy hour bars open at 3:30 pm (cash, credit and drink tickets accepted). Stop by, refuel, and network with the leading industry associations co-exhibiting with TCNA: Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), International Masonry Institute (IMI), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA), and Tile Heritage Foundation (THF).


Tile Council of North America (Booth #7832) and co-exhibitors CTDA, IMI, NTCA, TCAA, and THF are your hub of expertise.

TCNA’s Product Performance Testing Laboratory is North America’s largest tile-and-stone-specific facility for independent testing and research. Our Lab Services team will be on site to discuss the research and testing you need. We’ll even treat you to discounts on TCNA literature for your technical library.

“Why Tile” Quickfire Sessions
Equip yourself with the Why Tile advantages from these info-packed 20-minute mini-sessions (Tuesday through Thursday): Do You Know What’s in Your Floor Covering? • Tile: The Greenest Option • Tile vs. Competitive Products • Health, Wellness & Tile • Durability: How Do Other Floor Coverings Measure Up? • The Value of Tile (from a Top Realtor’s Perspective). Check the Coverings app or Show Directory for times and locations.

Building Green
For the latest on tile sustainability, catch Bill Griese, TCNA’s Director of Standards Development and Sustainability Initiatives, in the panel session “Health, Safety, Environment, Design: Specifying Tile in Today’s Sustainability Landscape” (Wednesday at 8:00 am) and ask in the booth about Green Squared Certified products.


Discounts on TCNA literature will be available at the booth. Also, register for one of our free drawings!

Installation Demonstration Stage (#7201) & Installation Experience (#8401)
TCNA exhibitors and the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) will provide live product demos at the Installation Demonstration Stage. Get an up-close look at the latest products in action and tips from the pros. While you’re there, enter to win one of the free drawings. New in 2018 – Don’t miss the Installation Experience where master installers and technical experts from CTEF, IMI, International Union of Bricklayers (IUBAC), NTCA, TCAA and TCNA will showcase applications throughout the home. CTEF will provide information for contractors and installers looking to advance their careers through the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) and Certified Tile Installer (CTI) programs.

Installer/Contractor Tours, Luncheons, and Exclusive Happy Hours 
Guided tours of the Installation Materials District leave from the Contractor and Dealer Lounge (#8201) at 11:00 am on Wednesday and Thursday with roundtable luncheons to follow. Badged contractors and installers can visit the lounge to reserve a spot while they’re still available. Exclusive Happy Hours begin Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 pm.

The Homeless Pets Foundation is the recipient of this year’s Art Tile dog house displays. Join us for the donation ceremony Thursday at 3:15 pm in the Art Tile Courtyard.

Canine Creations Featured in the Art Tile Village (#7249) 
Marvel at unique displays from boutique tile makers across the continent in the Art Tile Village—the largest assembly of decorative tile artisans under one ruff roof! Displayed in the courtyard you’ll see one-of-a-kind tiled dog houses created by TCNA members, which will be donated to the Homeless Pets Foundation (HPF), an Atlanta-area charity. Furry friends will be in the courtyard from 11 am-2 pm each day—stop by and make a new friend! TCNA will present the dog houses to HPF during a short ceremony on Thursday at 3:15 pm.

Network with colleagues, be inspired by the newest trends, equip yourself information and innovation, have a hot dog or pet a cute dog—it all awaits you in the TCNA North American Pavilion.