The Coverings Lounge

Booth 3919

Be sure to visit this new space on the show floor. Network with peers, hear from industry leaders, and join the happy hours where cool prizes will be raffled. Get one-on-one advice to build your brand. Also, learn tips and be inspired with the interactive mosaic projects and mosaic exhibit. There is so much happening in the Coverings Lounge – you don’t want to miss it. 

There is So Much to Experience in The Coverings Lounge

Artisans in Tile: Unleash Your Inner Artist
Another not-to-be-missed feature is the Artisans in Tile program, where NTCA member tile artisans Lee Callewaert of Dragonfly Tile & Stone Works, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Joshua Nordstrom of Tierra Tile, Homer, Alaska, will broadcast live to Coverings attendees the creation and installation of a collaborative masterwork of freestanding mosaic art that has a Florida alligator theme. The progress on the piece will be live-streamed to the show floor in Booth 3919. During these sessions, Coverings attendees will have the opportunity to interact live with the artisans. NTCA Training Director Mark Heinlein will be on hand on the Coverings show floor to narrate the action as it unfolds from Milwaukee and explain details of the process.

Contractor Tours
Join NTCA as they take you around the show floor to see the latest tools, equipment, and allied products for contractors. There will be a show floor tour on Wednesday and Thursday. Learn from manufacturers, peers, and your tour leader as you view products and services to help you on your next project. Sign up for these tours in the Coverings Lounge.

Brand + Business Building Zone
You each have a personal brand story. When it comes to your digital presence, what you put out there only represents the tip of the iceberg. Your brand is everything. It’s your voice, your actions, your credibility, how people perceive you, and what you stand for. It’s not meant to be on the bottom of your to-do list. 

Glean from the advice shared from these sessions on how to be your own megaphone. With our experts from DAHLIA+Agency, you can uncover the whole picture with us @ Brand + Business Zone. 

We’ll also introduce you to the latest trends, gadgets and platforms to ensure you have the skills (and tools) to continue to create more value in what you do and how you think.

Happy Hours and Giveaways
Join us in the lounge after 4:30pm for a drink and fun giveaways from NTCA member companies.

SAMA’s One Hundred Moments in Mosaics                                                               
Coverings is partnering with the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) to showcase another dimension of ceramic tile and inspire attendees during the July event. The SAMA will display two exhibits in the OCCC’s North Hall Lobby. One of the exhibits, “One Hundred Moments in Mosaics,” will showcase a non-juried collection of work representing the SAMA’s diverse membership of seasoned professionals and newcomers to the mosaic-making process, culminating in more than 100 moments of life rendered in mosaic design by artists from around the world. Learn more.

Luna Mosaics Interactive Display
Watch and be inspired as Luna Mosaics creates a piece of beautiful mosaic art during Coverings. Spectators can stop by to review the progress of the project and ask questions in this interactive display area  

Engage Interviews
Get one-on-one insight from leaders across the industry who are setting trends and influencing design and installation innovations in tile & stone projects.