2023 Coverings Installation & Design Award Winners Announced


April 19, 2023 – ARLINGTON, Va. – Coverings (, the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America, has announced Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards for 17 projects that showcase distinction in creativity, craftsmanship and outstanding use of materials. The 2023 award recipients were celebrated during an awards ceremony and reception, which took place April 19 at Coverings 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

Designers, architects, contractors, installers, builders, remodelers, retailers, and other professionals in the tile and stone business have the chance to showcase their innovative design work and masterful installation skills through the popular, annual CID Awards program.

This year’s award winners were recognized and celebrated for their outstanding accomplishments in the design and installation of ceramic tile and natural stone for residential and commercial projects. The winning projects were completed between January 2021 and December 2022, and they showcase highly distinctive tile and stone applications that demonstrate an original or unusual use of materials, incorporate innovative technology, display installation excellence, or successfully combine aesthetics with function in unique and interesting ways.

“One of the most exciting moments at Coverings each year is announcing the winning CID Award projects. We hold the winners and all of those who participated in the competition for 2023 in high regard,” said Jennifer Hoff, CEO of Taffy Event Strategies, the show management company for Coverings. “All of the project submissions clearly illustrate the strong level of dedication and innovation for which the tile and stone industry is known.”

Projects were judged by a panel of editors and industry leaders who evaluated the project submissions in terms of seven design and installation categorical designations. The categories included Commercial Ceramic Tile Design, Residential Ceramic Tile Design, Residential Stone Design, Commercial Ceramic Tile Installation, Residential Ceramic Tile Installation, Commercial Stone Installation, and Residential Stone Installation.

Projects receiving special recognitions were awarded within eight categorical destinations, including Artistic Use of Tile, Ceramic Art Installation, Glass Mosaic, Historic Renovation, International, Stained Glass Mural, Technical Excellence, and Wellness.

2023 CID Award Winners – Design and Installation: 

Commercial Ceramic Tile – Design 


Z-Space design

Atlanta, Ga.

Residential Ceramic Tile – Design

Mountain Modern Boho

Old World Stone Imports Flooring and Design

Highland, Utah

Residential Stone – Design 

Golden Harbour Exterior Stone Design

Sketch. a design studio

Boca Raton, Fla.

Commercial Ceramic Tile – Installation 

8 California Street

Pennacchio Tile, Inc.

San Francisco, Calif.

Residential Ceramic Tile – Installation 

Mansion in a Rockies


Alberta, Canada

Commercial Stone – Installation 

95 State Street Lobby


Salt Lake City, Utah

Residential Stone – Installation 

Kokel Marble Project

Fusillo Tile and Stone LLC

Warren, Ohio

2023 CID Award Winners – Special Recognitions:  

Special Recognition – Artistic Use of Tile

Sunset at the Ranch

Sarah Wandrey Mosaics

Royce City, Texas

Special Recognition – Ceramic Art Installation

The Worlds We Speak – A New Mosaic Mural for LaGuardia Airport Terminal C

N.Y. Tilemakers Flushing

Queens, N.Y.

Special Recognition – Glass Mosaic

“HomeGrown” Custom Glass Mosaic Façade

Mosaico Boutique

Miami, Fla.

Special Recognition – Historic Renovation

Religiously Detailed Historical Renovation

J&R Tile

San Antonio, Texas

Special Recognition – International

Casa MYM

Estudio Número 26 + Pastor y Gonzalez Arquitectos

La Albatalía, Murcia, Spain

Special Recognition – International

Pabellón Ágora Valencia

Arqueha + Miguel Arraiz

Valencia City, Valencia, Spain

Special Recognition – International

Torres Blancas Unit 1040


Madrid, Spain

Special Recognition – Stained Glass Mural

Fly Fishing At Mt. Adams

Custom Mosaic Creations, Inc.

White Salmon, Wash.

Special Recognition – Technical Excellence

3D Tile Pillar Wrap

Footprint Wood & Stone

Prior Lake, Minn.

Special Recognition – Wellness

Koi Pond Yoga Sanctuary

Tarkus Tile LLC

Park City, Utah

TileLetter, TILE Magazine and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine sponsored this year’s CID Awards.

The CID Awards judging panel included Chris Abbate, Novità Communications, representing Ceramics of Italy; Eric Astrachan, Tile Council of North America (TCNA); Bart Bettiga, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA); Scott Carothers, Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF); Kristin Coleman, Novità Communications, representing Ceramics of Italy; John Cox, Cox Tile; Lori Dolnick and Catherine Hoy, Frank Advertising, representing Tile of Spain; Andrea Lillo, Designers Today; Kathy Meyer, Tile Council of North America (TCNA); Robert Nieminen, i+s and Architectural Products; Jennifer Richinelli, BNP Media, Stone World, Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, TILE Magazine; and Nyle Wadford, Neuse Tile.

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Notes, Photos and Resources for the Editor:

Download and publish photos of the seven (7) “2023 CID Award Winners – Design and Installation” winning projects (in the first list above) via the following secure FTP link. The photo folders you can find at this link have been named to correspond with the “Design and Installation” project names stated in this press release:

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About Coverings: Coverings is the largest and preeminent ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and exposition in the United States and North America. It features exhibitors from 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world, with more than 1,000 exhibitors. 


The exposition and conference, with more than 30 years of successful history, serve as a valuable and complimentary continuing education resource for all segments of the industry, with dozens of educational opportunities throughout the show. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders, real estate developers, as well as journalists, reporters and bloggers who cover the vital tile and stone industry.


Key sponsors of the show are Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, Ceramic Tile Manufacturers Association of Spain (ASCER)/Tile of Spain, Tile Council of North America (TCNA), National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), and Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA).

The show is managed by Taffy Event Strategies

For more information about attending, sponsoring or exhibiting at Coverings 2023, contact Taffy Event Strategies at 571-313-5801 or [email protected]

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