Installation Demonstration Stage

One of the most popular features at Coverings, these live demonstrations allow attendees to see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile & stone installation more successful.

Visit the Live Installation Demonstration Stage each day onsite at Coverings 2021 and learn from the pros about new materials, industry standards, methods, and best practices for delivering superior tile installation.

Demonstrations will be delivered by both NTCA staff and TCNA members.

Coverings 2020 Digital Demonstration Stage

We’ve converted the Coverings 2020 Live Installation Demonstration Stage into a Digital Demonstration Stage with how-to videos and product demonstrations. View the various videos from exhibitors to learn to install a wide variety of new products and techniques to make tile & stone installation more successful.

Agrob Buchtal-Facades

As leading ceramics manufacturer, AGROB BUCTHAL has extensive know-how in all fields of Architectural Ceramics.  With the background, the company has been developing and producing ceramic façade systems setting standards for more than four decades: functionally, aesthetically and by their product quality “made in Germany”.

Company: Agrob Buchtal

Agrob Buchtal-Hytect

As leading ceramics manufacturer, AGROB BUCTHAL has extensive know-how in all fields of Architectural Ceramics.  With the background, the company has been developing and producing ceramic façade systems setting standards for more than four decades: functionally, aesthetically and by their product quality “made in Germany”.

Company: Agrob Buchtal

Agrob Buchtal-Drytile

DryTile is a “game changing” porcelain floor tile system. The DryTile product permits tile to be installed on floors without any adhesive, making installation up to 8 times faster than conventional floor tile.

Company: Agrob Buchtal

 

Bostik-Bosti Set™

With Bosti-Set™ adhesive, Bostik’s latest innovation, today’s thin porcelain tile panels can be installed quickly and safely with precision — all while enhancing the acoustic performance of the wall and its overall long-term durability. Installation materials weigh up to 80% less and are installed in half the time with half the crew required for traditional methods.

Company: Bostik

Bostik-Bosti Set™ Installation Demonstration

Bostik’s latest advancement in adhesive technology is found exclusively in Bosti-Set™, Thin Porcelain Tile Panel Adhesive & Sound Reduction Membrane. Bosti-Set™ is a one-component, easy-to-trowel adhesive that revolutionizes how the design-build community works with thin porcelain tile panels. Backed by Bostik’s patent-pending Tenirex™ polymer technology, Bosti-Set™ provides remarkable instant grab and holder power in a single coat application.

Company: Bostik

Bostik-Hydroment® Vivid™

Hydroment® Vivid™ is a rapid curing, premium grade, cement- based grout for demanding commercial and residential projects. Hydroment® Vivid™ offers consistent color technology with enhanced stain and efflorescence protection. It is both fiber reinforced and rapid curing, which offers early strength development for demanding, high performance installations. Hydroment® Vivid™ exceeds requirements of ANSI A118.7 and contains Bostik’s Blockade™ Antimicrobial Protection.

Company: Bostik

Custom Building Products-Fusion Pro

Watch a real-time demonstration of how a coffee spill affects a cement grout but does not stain Fusion Pro Single Component Grout.

Company: Custom Building Products

Custom Building Products -Versabond LFT

Watch a real-time demonstration of how a freshly applied non-slump mortar stands up to the weight of the large format tile – plus the weight of the installer!

Company: Custom Building Products

FILA NO RUST

NO RUST

Eliminate rust stains with NO RUST! Use it on all-natural stone, porcelain tile, concrete, terrazzo and terracotta.

Company: FILA

FILA-NO SPOT

NO SPOT

Get rid of absorbed grease stains with NO SPOT! Excellent for kitchens and driveways.

Company: FILA

IQ Power Tools-228 Cyclone

Paul Guth, President of iQ Power Tools introduces its latest game-changing product… the world’s first 7” tile bench-top saw with fully-integrated dust. The iQ228 CYCLONE is able to cut up to 1 ¼” depth and 18” rip cuts and its 4 Cyclones Filtration captures 99.5% of the dust… meeting OSHA’S new silica standards.

Company: IQ Power Tools

IQ Power Tools - 426HEPA

Paul Guth, President of iQ Power Tools, introduces and demonstrates the company’s newest innovation, a Cyclonic Dust Extractor with HEPA Filtration, engineered to meet OSHA’S silica dust requirements. This short video takes you from simple setup to easy cleanup; detailing along the way, the extractor’s four stages of filtration, its proprietary power management system and the unit’s complete array of accessories to maximize job site production.

Company: IQ Power Tools

IQ Power Tools-TS244

Paul Guth, President of iQ Power Tools, demonstrates, step-by-step, the workings of the world’s first 10” dry-cut tile saw with fully-integrated dust control technology. 100% compliant with the new OSHA standard on respirable silica dust, the iQTS244® offers a three-stage filtration system, a specially designed blade and has available a line of compatible accessories including an extension table for large-format tiles, a miter attachment with a 600mm length capacity and lastly a vac hose port kit to easily convert the iQTS244 into a vacuum.

Company: IQ Power Tools

Iron Rock-Thin Brick

Ironrock Video – Installing Thin Brick over an Exterior Wall

Brick facades are a classic, timeless look. Today, many builders are opting to install thin bricks over exterior walls that include foam insulation.  This video from Ironrock shows the basics of this type of installation.

Ironrock manufactures Royal Thin Brick® and METROBRICK® Thin Brick.

Company: Ironrock

LATICRETE®-SPECTRALOCK® 1 Pre-Mixed Grout

Learn about the newest, professional-grade grout from LATICRETE, SPECTRALOCK® 1. Senior Product Manager, Ryan Blair explains where it can be used and takes you through the proper steps to install and clean this evolutionary, pre-mixed grout in order to get beautiful results.

Company: LATICRETE

LATICRETE®-HYDRO BAN Shower Systems

LATICRETE® HYDRO BAN® Shower Pan Kit Installation

Learn how to install a full shower system with the new HYDRO BAN® Shower Pan Kits. LATICRETE Technical Sales Reps Matt Snell and Glen Adams explain each component in the kit and walk you through this easy-to-order and easy-to-install system step by step to achieve a perfect, waterproof installation that will last a lifetime.

Company: LATICRETE

MAPEI-Mapeheat Radiant Floor Heating Systems

With technology from nVent NUHEAT, MAPEI’s Mapeheat line of floor-heating products is the industry’s most comprehensive line of radiant floor-heating products, including pre-wired mats, customizable membranes, cable, programmable thermostats and a variety of accessories.

Company: MAPEI

MAPEI-Keraflex Super

MAPEI’s Keraflex Super extra smooth mortar is perfect for large and heavy tile wall and flooring installations. Easy to mix and spread, Keraflex Super installs quicker than regular cement-based mortar, reducing installer fatigue and saving time and money.

Company: MAPEI

MAPEI-Ultrabond ECO GPT

MAPEI’s Ultrabond ECO GPT hybrid-polymer-based adhesive is designed for use with gauged porcelain tiles/slabs and provides instant bonding with no mixing and no waste.

Company: MAPEI

Noble Company-ProBase II Multi Slope

With technology from nVent NUHEAT, MAPEI’s Mapeheat line of floor-heating products is the industry’s most comprehensive line of radiant floor-heating products, including pre-wired mats, customizable membranes, cable, programmable thermostats and a variety of accessories.

Company: MAPEI

Noble Company-ProBase II Single Slope

The ProBase II Single-Slope shower kit, with the Noble FreeStyle Linear Drain™ creates the solid structure you need for today’s large-format tile as well as even handling small mosaic tile. The honeycomb structure on the base provides the toughest, most impact-resistant surface in the industry. This is available in two kits – which are flexible to handle most installation requirements.

Company: Noble Company

Noble Company-NobleFlex SD

The NobleFlex SD Solid Drain Flashing offers the flexibility to provide a solid base to build your mortar bed from any drain location out to perimeter shower walls. NobleFlex SD is part of Noble Company’s patented offering of NobleFlex Drain Flashings and is now available in 3 depths.

Company: Noble Company

RollMaster-Software Business Management

We take the viewer through some basic features of the RollMaster Software Business Management system, covering items that would have broad appeal to flooring dealers.

Company: RollMaster

RollMaster-Tableau

Tableau is RollMaster’s integrated Data Analytics tool that turns sales analysis from RollMaster Software into easy to read and interpret charts and graphs, allowing the user to more easily identify trends or issues within their business.

Company: RollMaster

RollMaster-MeasureSquare

MeasureSquare Integration & Estimating Overview: Using the MeasureSquare Mobile Estimating tool, we cover specifics on handling Multi-Family or Property Management business. We then take you through the integration into RollMaster Software.

Company: RollMaster

RUBI Tools-Portfolio Update

In 2020, RUBI will introduce the new SLAB SYSTEM, a range of tools specialized for large format materials, which offers an optimum cutting solution on the market for porcelain slabs. Also, the new DELTA LEVEL System is our  newest system to prevent the creation of lippage when installing ceramic tiles. Lastly, is the newest scoring wheels Extreme and Endure and the newly improved VIP Turbo Mesh Diamond blade, now 30% faster speed.

Company: RUBI Tools

Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT

This video will show you the complete installation from start to finish of the Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT. The Schluter®-KERDI-SHOWER-KIT contains all the components needed to create a waterproof and vapor-tight shower assembly.

Company: Schluter Systems

Schluter-DITRA Installation over Wood

The Schluter®-DITRA uncoupling membrane is specifically designed to allow the installation of ceramic and stone tile over wood substrates. Watch this video to learn about all of the benefits of using DITRA, the history of why using an uncoupling membrane is important, and the functions that DITRA will provide to your tiled floor.

Company: Schluter Systems

Schluter-DITRA HEAT

Get all the details on how to install Schluter®-DITRA-HEAT on your shower floor! Check out this video for step by step installation instructions on how to properly install the DITRA-HEAT electric floor warming system in your shower.

Company: Schluter Systems

TEC Level Set 500 HF

For questions or to find out where to purchase TEC® Level Set® 500 HF, contact Ryan Marshall at 651-236-5249 or Ryan.marshall@hbfuller.com. To learn about all our surface prep and tile products, visit TECSpecialty.com.

Company: TEC

wedi-Vapor 85 Building Panels

Learn how to build your own steam room using the wedi Vapor 85 Building Panels!

Company: wedi

wedi-Fundo Ligno Recess Installation Kit

In this quick video, learn how to install the wedi Fundo Ligno using the new wedi Fundo Ligno Recess Installation Kit!

Company: wedi

wedi-Fundo Riolito Neo Modular 2

In this video we will show you how to build a waterproof walk-in shower with the wedi Fundo Riolito neo modular.

Company: wedi

wedi-Subliner Dry Sheet Waterproofing

When planning for curbless showers, protecting the subfloor is a must. Properly waterproof and maintain a flush transition using wedi’s Subliner Dry Waterproof sheet membrane.

Company: wedi