Coverings Installation & Design Awards Recognize Superior Work In Tile & Stone

(ARLINGTON, VA – April 4, 2017) Four outstanding tile and stone projects have been awarded Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, a program that honors outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in the categories of Residential Stone, Residential Tile, Commercial Stone, and Commercial Tile. An esteemed panel of notable editors, leading designers, and industry professionals evaluated submissions based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose, and gave special recognition to those projects exemplifying noteworthy tile and stone applications.
“The CID Awards program is distinct because it demonstrates how beautiful product, design artistry, and a high level of technical skill come together to create spectacular architecture and design,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the event management company that produces Coverings. “Coverings extends its congratulations to all of the recognized honorees.”
This year’s winners are presenting their projects to show attendees at 8:00 a.m. on April 5 as part of the conference program. Attendees to this session will hear about the design inspiration, products used, challenges, and gain tips from their peers who have earned the coveted title of CID award winner.
The winners:
Residential Stone
Project: Art House, The Zajeski Project
Designer: CVG Architects
Installer: Blue Pearl Stone
Residential Tile
Project: Contemporary Twilight
Designer: DKOR Interiors
Installer: Newman Brothers Construction
Commercial Stone
Project: Energy Center III
Designer: Kirskey Architecture
Installer: Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.
Commercial Tile
Project: Maurices Corporate Headquarters
Designer: RSP Architects
Installer: Twin City Tile and Marble 
Special Recognition honorees:
Special Recognition: Community Enhancement
Project: Pacific Coast Highway Caltran Landscape Architecture
Designer: Alice Taylor
Installer: JC Stone
Special Recognition: Creative Use of Tile in an Educational Setting
Project: Coweta Central Elementary School
Designer: Stacy Group
Installer: Bentley Flooring
Special Recognition: International
Project: Villa Nemes: Natural Materials in Natural Environment
Designer: Giordano Hadamik Architects
Installer: Simine Rizza & Ndricim Aga 
Special Recognition: International
Project: Opera Software Wroclaw 
Designer: mode:lina architekci Pawel Garus Jerzy Wozniak sp. j.
Special Recognition: International
Project: Madrid, Spain Perimeter Project 
Designer: Zooco Estudio
Installer: Hisbalit
Special Recognition: International
Project: Lattice House
Designer: Emiliano López Matas
The four prize-winning teams, including each designer and installer, will receive $2,500, and a one-night stay in Orlando to attend Coverings. All winning projects are being displayed at Coverings 2017 on a video wall and on an award display across from registration.
The judging panel included Will Speros, online editor of Contract and Hospitality Design; Keita Turner of Keita Turner Design; Chris Abbate and Kristin Coleman of Novità Communications, representing Ceramics of Italy; Lori Dolnick of Frank Advertising, representing Tile of Spain; Eric Astrachan and Stephanie Samulski of the Tile Council of North America; Bart Bettiga of the National Tile Contractors Association; Chris Walker of David Allen Company; and Kevin Fox of Fox Ceramic Tile.
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About Coverings
Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.
The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.
Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association  (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by Taffy Event Strategies, LLC.
Coverings 2017 takes place April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit or contact Taffy Events, Coverings Show Management, 703-539-5504.