Installation & Fabrication​​

The Installation & Fabrication Sessions at Coverings 2022

will help you brush up on industry best practices and cutting-edge techniques in the installation and fabrication of tile and stone.

Can't-Miss Installation & Fabrication Sessions at Coverings 2022!

Meeting Consumer Demand – Successful Exterior Installation

Over the last two years there has been a sharp uptick in the consumer’s desire for outdoor living spaces. From patios to decks to balconies and beyond, consumers are creating outdoor areas that are beautiful and functional for three or four seasons. With this increased demand and the rise in innovative installation techniques and products, tile contractors are meeting the challenge and creating unique and beautiful spaces for their clients.  Join our panel as they share their experiences and successes in outdoor installations, reviewing case studies that include the latest in pedestal systems and 2cm pavers.

What Lies Beneath: How the Tile Community Saved the Day with Proper Preparation

Many of you have seen it, the viral video of a contractor smashing a customer’s bathroom after she complained about his work.  When she was unable to pay for the costly repairs caused by the contractor, in stepped the professional tile community.  Join Jason McDaniel of Global Tile Posse, the members of the repair team, and the homeowner as they share the before and after of the installation and examine the underlying issues of the initial install. What was missing/wrong and how can proper preparation ensure your jobs don’t end the same way?  What best practices in preparation and installation can help you avoid poor reviews and customer disappointment? Discuss what it means to be qualified labor, why training is important, and how and why you need specifiers and customers to engage and understand how to select a professional tile contractor. 


The Secrets of Pool Design and Installation

Beautifully tiled swimming pools is often one of the most impressive features of outdoor living spaces. Utilizing decorative ceramic tile and glass tile in a myriad of ways allows designers to get creative with multiple colors and patterns. These projects involve intricate planning and detailing and demand the use of the appropriate products and qualified and trained installation crews in construction and tile installation. This session will feature case studies of award-winning projects, and will cover the entire scope of the process, from design to installation.  A moderated discussion with time allowed for audience participation will enhance the session, and special components of swimming pool design such as water features and specification of proper waterproofing and materials will be covered.

Fabricator Trends Tour: New and Innovative Products from the Marketplace

This tour will assist attendees to become familiar with the process of investigating products that are new to their processes. The development of focused questions and the explanations provided by vendors will help to ensure that the product or machine performs as anticipated and will provide the expected results.