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CTDA is excited to announce the 2019 Supplier of the Year, Crossville, Inc!

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Last night at CTDA’s Coverings Happy Hour, Crossville, Inc. was announced as the Supplier of the Year. This is Crossville’s THIRD time winning this award and is the first supplier to do so! The Supplier of the Year award, which is voted on by CTDA’s members, recognizes domestic and international supplier(s) who provide the most value to our distributor members and the ceramic tile and stone industry. Congratulations, Crossville, Inc.! Crossville, Inc.

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 18th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 18 th Annual Tile of Spain Awards. . Miami, FL December 2019 – Tile of Spain, the association of over 125 Spanish tile manufacturers, announces the winners of the 18th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design.

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COVERINGS ANNOUNCES CHARITABLE INITIATIVES AT THE 2019 SHOW

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(ARLINGTON, VA—March 18, 2019) Coverings ( coverings.com ), the largest international tile & stone exhibition and conference in North America, will give back to the local community through a range of charitable initiatives at this year’s show in Orlando, Florida from April 9-12. Continuing its tradition of supporting the host city, Coverings will partner with both Clean the World and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.

Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA, will be chairing the panel debate on the Globalization of the Ceramic Tile Quality

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Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA, The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, will be chairing the panel debate on the Globalization of the Ceramic Tile Quality which will take place at Qualicer 2020. Also participating on the panel are Federica Minozzi, CEO of group Iris Ceramica and Alfredo Peña, CEO of Graiman.

The Known Dangers of Vinyl Flooring

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Most people shop for vinyl flooring because of its low price, and waterproof claims. What they may not realize is that it’s made of chemicals including plastic, which release hazardous VOCs. Natural ceramic or stone tiles on the other hand, are non-toxic and won’t give off any VOCs. Considering how much safer they are to your health and how long they will last, ceramic tiles are the smart choice for your home. Link: [link].

CREATIVE MATERIALS CORPORATION WELCOMES STEPHEN BROOKE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND SERVICES, ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL UPDATES

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Press Release. September 10, 2019. Addition of sales and services leadership, and adjustments to product management, position the company to stay focused on clients while accommodating continued growth. Albany, NY – Creative Materials Corporation, a supplier of tile, brick, stone, paver systems, and other related building materials for the commercial construction industry, welcomes Stephen Brooke as the new vice president of sales and services.

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CTDA Technical Committee Update

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by Frank Donahue, CTDA Technical Committee Chairman, Best Tile. Work continues by the ANSI A-108 committee to establish guidelines for the application of large format gauged porcelain tile to exteriors using a direct bond method. This guideline has major potential to open building exteriors as an additional surface for the use of porcelain tiles.

COVERINGS LEADS NATIONAL TILE DAY CELEBRATION WITH 2019 PRODUCT PREVIEWS & SOCIAL ACTIVATIONS

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(ARLINGTON, VA—February 12, 2019) Coverings ( coverings.com ), the largest international tile & stone exhibition and conference in North America, will honor the beauty and durability of tile this National Tile Day as the February 23 observance enters its third year.

Ceramic Tile is Environmentally-Friendly

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Many ceramic tile options are made from recycled materials. Plus, once installed, tile can be reused generation after generation. There’s no question: combining incredible durability and responsible manufacturer usage of recycled content, tile is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available. View VIDEO here on WhyTile.com: [link]. View VIDEO here on YouTube: [link].

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Ceramics of Italy Has Released Their Spring-Summer Tile Trends

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From muted colors to modern lines — See what’s up and coming in European tile trends (from @CeramicsofItaly via @Contemporist). Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Innovations Product Information #ceramicsofitaly #design #interiordesign #tile #tiledesign #tilestyle #WhyTile

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Arizona Tile: Live Seamlessly: Arizona Tile’s new R11 Anti-Slip Finish

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CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. 2018 Ceramic Tile Distributors Association. All Rights Reserved. 800 Roosevelt Rd., Bldg C-312, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137 P: 630.545.9415 F: 630.790.3095.

Mirrored Tile

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Nothing throws light around a room like mirrored tile can. From reflective glazes on 3D ceramic, to completely mirrored glass tiles, there are loads of mirrored tile styles that can turn an everyday space into a jewel box. Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Innovations Product Information #mirrortiles #tile #tilestyle #trends #WhyTile #whytilestyle

Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards

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PRESS RELEASE / Castellón, 24th July 2019. Call for entries for the latest edition of ASCER’s Tile of Spain Awards. The jury is chaired by architect Jacob van Rijs of the famous MVRDV studio. The awards are divided into three categories: Architecture, Interior Design and Final Degree Project, with prizes totalling €39,000. Access all the information at www.tileofspainawards.com : bases, results of previous editions, etc. View the Awards promotional video.

‘Fabric Look’ in Why Tile Inspiration Gallery

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In honor of #NationalTextilesDay, we’re sharing some of our favorite ceramic tiles made to look like textiles. Incorporating the look and texture of linens and other fabrics, gives your space a good base layer to build on. See examples of this tile style in the Why Tile Inspiration Gallery. link]. Featured Articles Innovations Product Information #NationalTextilesDay #tile #tilefashion #tilestyle #WhyTile

Tile America Announces Supplier of the Year

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NEW HAVEN, CT, April 26, 2018 – Tile America is proud to announce Island Stone with their “2019 Supplier of the Year” award. For over ten years, Tile America has been recognizing one industry partner each year for an exceptional level of service; high quality and innovative products, on time delivery; responsive field support and product training; effective sales promotions and marketing.

Trade Mission to Turkey

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Thirty Three members and guests have traveled to Istanbul to enjoy four days of meeting with Turkish Ceramic suppliers, networking, enjoying the sites and eating fabulous food! Members are able to meet one on one with suppliers and get new information on products and trends. This is also a great networking opportunity for our members to get to know each other better in a fun environment. We will be sharing the adventures of our members on this blog. Check back daily for new stories.

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Arizona Tile Celebrates Opening of New Location in the Pacific Northwest

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Now Open in Seattle, Washington. On March 18th 2019, Arizona Tile opened the doors to its newest branch, located in Seattle, Washington. The site is home to an interactive showroom, slab viewing facility, and order desk, and highlights the use of modern technology in which customers can visualize materials in their own home by use of the on-site touch-screen. Customers can also fi nd inspiration via the wide variety of installation examples throughout the showroom floor. Read more here: [link].

We Went to the Moon in 1969

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Keep an eye out for a Why Tile blog post commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights #wewenttothemoonin1969 #WhyTile

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Green Afoot: Environmentally Friendly Flooring

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“Few places in your home have a bigger impact on your family’s health and planetary footprint than your floors…Tiles made from recycled porcelain, concrete or glass are durable, low-maintenance and generally have low carbon footprints. Plus, its unique appearance can’t be replicated with any other material” (via @MotherEarthLiving). Read more here: [link].

Creative Blue Backsplash

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Why Tile rounded-up a host of beautiful blue backsplashes: No two look alike. See more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Innovations Product Information #backsplash #interiors #kitchen #kitchendesign #tiledesign #WhyTile

New York Times Tiles

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Are you a puzzle fan? A visual thinker? Well, get ready for a challenge! TILES on the @NewYorkTimes is the new game of choice. If you didn’t realize how endless the design options were before… you will now. Learn more here: [link]. Uncategorized #cantstopwontstop #game #news #NewYorkTimes #WhyTile

What’s next for Spanish tile? Trends to watch for at CEVISAMA 2015.

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During CEVISAMA 2015 we will get a close look at the new styles and innovations proposed by Tile of Spain ceramic tile manufacturers. The floor and wall ceramic collections exhibited at the show will mark the trends this year.

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Five Reasons Tile is Trending in Hospitality

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“Tile is nonporous. This means that it’s easy to keep clean and hygienic.” He adds, “There’s a reason that this is the material used where cleanliness is an absolute necessity, like in operating rooms.” (via via @Lodging). Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Green Building Innovations Product Information #design #hospitality #hospitalitydesign #tiledesign #WhyTile

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Tile America Collects Over 1,000 Gently-Worn Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty in Q2

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. July 25, 2019. Tile America Collects Over 1,000 Gently-Worn Shoes to Help Soles4Souls Fight Global Poverty in Q2. New Haven, CT – One person’s unwanted shoes can help provide meaningful opportunities that many in developing nations need.

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TILE TRENDS WE LOVE: BLUE BACKSPLASH TILE

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There’s a reason blue’s been the long-favored color in home decoration: It covers so many bases! It can bring serenity, act as a neutral, spark creativity. Here are some great iterations of the blue backsplash trend. Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Product Information #backsplash #interiors #kitchen #kitchendesign #tiledesign #WhyTile

Tile: Safe for Pets and People!

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Tile is non-flammable, meaning it doesn’t produce smoke in a fire, reduces flame spread, and doesn’t burn and give off toxic fumes like other materials can. Safe for pets and people. That’s Why Tile! Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Innovations Product Information #Dogs #PetFireSafety #safetyfirst

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2019 Tile Trends: Textured Tile

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Sticking to a monochromatic pallete? Textured tile is a great way to add visual interest without introducing too many colors. It also provides a tactile quality that’ll have your guests walking right up to touch the walls. Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Innovations Product Information #3Dtile #texturedtiles #tile #tilestyle #trends #WhyTile #whytilestyle

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Top 60 Best Home Swimming Pool Tile Ideas – Backyard Oasis Designs

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Pool season is here! A beautifully tiled pool turns a backyard oasis into a work of art. Slip-resistant tile options keep the deck safe as well. Learn more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Innovations Product Information #patioseason #poolseason #poolside #summer #WhyTile

Selling and Serving the High Maintenance Customer

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Floor Focus Article. June 5, 2019. Sandy Smith. Selling and Serving the High Maintenance Customer. Unless you have been living on another planet for the last few years, you know that today’s customers have changed. In my educational seminars, I frequently ask members of my audience to give me a general profile of their customers. Regardless of the industry- manufacturing, health care, retail, financial services, sales and marketing or the US government-the following profile emerges.

Design pros review some of their favorite tile styles seen at Coverings for Forbes

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Design pros review some of their favorite tile styles seen at @Coverings for @Forbes. Standout trends included moody marble looks, dimensional whites, tropical florals and more. Read more here: [link]. Featured Articles Industry Insights Innovations Product Information Uncategorized #Coverings2019 #design #interiors #residential #tile #tilestyle #trends #WhyTile #whytilestyle

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Miles Distributors, Inc. Announces Management Changes

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CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Miles Press Release. January 16, 2017. For immediate release. Miles Distributors, Inc. Announces Management Changes. Miles Distributors, Inc., a 47 year old distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone, with locations in Traverse City and Wyoming, Michigan and South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, Indiana announces several management changes. Douglas R.

Sylvie Atanasio talks about the industry, design, and CTDA

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By Jeffrey Steele. When Sylvie Atanasio joined Country Floors about a year ago, she made no small plans. She and general manager Charlie Duncanson teamed up with one large goal in mind: “Returning it to the glory days was the whole lure of joining the company.”. The attraction of coming to Country Floors was back in the day, it was number one,” she says. “It It was the Versace of tile.”.

Top 10 Uses for Cement Tiles in Restaurants

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If you’re looking for something special for your restaurant’s walls and flooring that can stand up to high traffic while also being resistant to water, food and drink spills, and environmental damage, take a look at beautiful cement tile. Reminiscent of century-old Encaustic Tiles, cement tiles have been handcrafted by artisans for decades.

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COVERINGS 2017 CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TILE DAY

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CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Press Contacts. Sharp Communications. Phoebe Lasky. PL@sharpthink.com. Madeleine Tabing. MT@sharpthink.com. 212-829-0002. COVERINGS 2017 CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TILE DAY. ARLINGTON, VA – February 23, 2017) Today Coverings , the largest international tile & stone exhibition in North America, celebrates National Tile Day , which recognizes the value of tile in today’s architecture and design.

Modomo announces the opening of its North American Headquarters

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CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. August 9, 2017. Modomo announces the opening of its North American Headquarters. Direct from Italy comes fine Italian Tile designed specifically for the North American market. Coconut Creek, FL, August 9, 2017 ) – Modomo is proud to announce the opening of its. headquarters at 4171, West Hillsboro Blvd, Suite #12, Coconut Creek, Florida. It’s one more step in Modomo’s goal to provide fine Italian tile, designed for the North American market. “We’re

Doug Hayes named Vice President of Sales for Florida Tile, Inc.

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CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. September 20, 2017. Doug Hayes named Vice President of Sales for Florida Tile, Inc. Florida Tile has named Doug Hayes as Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Hayes will lead all the Independent, Branch, and Commercial Sales divisions for both the Florida Tile and Cotto d’Este USA Brands. Prior to accepting this position, Hayes served as Florida Tile’s Director of Business Development and Commercial Sales.

COVERINGS REPORTS GROWTH AT 2016 SHOW

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COVERINGS REPORTS GROWTH AT 2016 SHOW. ALEXANDRIA, VA — MAY 20, 2016) The growth and energy at the 2016 Coverings show strengthened the show’s position as the leading international tile and stone exhibition in North America. More than 25,000 industry professionals attended the week-long expo, April 18-21, 2016. This figure is an increase in overall attendance from the 2015 show, and to industry insiders, affirms positive movement in the tile and stone market.

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The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online, “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated

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The University of Ceramic Tile and Stone’s (UofCTS) Online. “Understanding the Basics of Ceramic Tile” Course is Updated. UofCTS also releases CTDA Certified Ceramic Tile Specialist (CCTS) Study Guide online course. Education is the fastest and easiest way to increase sales and profits!

COVERINGS 2016 CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING PROVIDES COMPETITIVE EDGE THROUGH LEADING INDUSTRY SPEAKERS

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(ALEXANDRIA, VA— March 31, 2016) Coverings , the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has scheduled an exceptionally comprehensive conference program of notable and respected speakers to present on a number of topics at the forefront of industry conversation.

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Architectural Ceramics Receives Best Of Houzz 2015

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Architectural Ceramics has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The comprehensive tile and stone company deemed “where the architects and designers shop” by Washingtonian Magazine was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design.

COVERINGS WELCOMES CHICAGO-AREA PARTNERS TO EXPAND CREATIVE PROGRAM

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COVERINGS WELCOMES CHICAGO-AREA PARTNERS TO EXPAND CREATIVE PROGRAM. ALEXANDRIA, VA— February 18, 2016) Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has partnered with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Chicago Mosaic School to develop unique programs that investigate the use of tile as a medium for creative design.

National Tile Day, February 23rd!

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National Tile Day, February 23rd! We are proud to announce the inaugural National Tile Day, February 23 rd ! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing why tile is the best choice for both residential and commercial products. Know why you choose tile? Coverings is offering an all-expenses paid trip to #Coverings2017! Just share a post about why you choose tile using #WhyTile and #Coverings2017 for a chance to win. For more info: [link

COVERINGS WELCOMES CHICAGO-AREA PARTNERS TO EXPAND CREATIVE PROGRAM

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(ALEXANDRIA, VA— February 18, 2016) Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has partnered with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Chicago Mosaic School to develop unique programs that investigate the use of tile as a medium for creative design.