Register Now For Coverings 2013, The Ultimate Tile + Stone Show Coming To Atlanta For The First Time April 29-May 2

(ALEXANDRIA, VA. – OCTOBER 2012)–Registration is now open online for Coverings 2013, sure to be the most exciting tile and stone super show ever, as the Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience comes to Atlanta for the first time in its 20+ year history. Coverings is on track to have more than 900 exhibitors from more than 50 countries when it opens at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 29 through May 2, 2013.
By registering early for Coverings, attendees will benefit from advance notice about events and conference sessions, plus contests and giveaways. In addition, visitors have immediate access to the best hotel discount packages arranged by Coverings at hotels such as the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Omni Hotel at CNN Center and the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Rooms are sure to go fast, so it pays to book early.
Those who registered online previously will find it especially quick and easy to register this year, now that their preferences and information are already in the system.
There is no fee to visit Coverings. And unlike many other shows, there is no charge to attend almost 70 informative educational sessions either.
‘Coverings offers an incredible value,’ says Show Director Karin Fendrich of National Trade Productions, the show management company for Coverings. ‘There is no other place where every segment of the tile and stone industry– including architects, designers and other specifiers, tile and stone showrooms and retailers, wholesalers, installers and contractors, and builders and developers– can see the latest products and installation techniques and, at the same time, attend valuable CEU sessions, workshops and demonstrations.’
A prospective attendee could even win a free trip to Coverings by entering the Coverings Facebook Peach Photo Contest. Go to for details on photographing yourself with the Coverings peach in front of an inspiring tile or stone location, or relevant industry location.
The local design and building community is enthusiastically welcoming Coverings to Atlanta for the first time, with many associations supporting the event with co-sponsorships, among them ASID, AIA, IIDA and NKBA.
Shawn C. Alshut, principal of studio A2 and president of ASID Georgia, attended Coverings last year: ‘I was blown away by the show. I need at least two days there to see all the exhibits and attend the conference sessions.’
‘We are looking forward to the Coverings event here in Atlanta,” said Cynthia Hovorka, President, IIDA Georgia, and interior designer at Hughes Litton Godwin. ‘It’s a unique opportunity for the design community to get updated on the latest trends in tile and stone and talk to the top experts in the field.’
“I’m looking forward to attending Coverings to learn more about what’s new in the dynamic world of tile and stone,” commented Brittany S. Gardner, CKD, VP- Academic Relations, NKBA Georgia Chapter. ‘There’s so much to see at the show and, as a kitchen and bath professional, it’s important that I stay on top of both the latest products and installation techniques.’
For free online registration or for information about exhibiting, go to 
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 50 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.
The exposition also serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with nearly 70 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 Distributors Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ 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 National Trade Productions.
Coverings 2013 will be held April 29-May 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. For more information visit or contact National Trade Productions, Coverings Show Management, 703-683-8500.