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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!

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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.

‘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.

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].

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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].

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.

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.

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.

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].

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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].

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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.,

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.”.

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.

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.

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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.

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?

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Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings

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CTDA Home | Contact Us. April 4, 2017. Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings. Orlando, FL) – The tile industry has united in a marketing and education initiative designed to inspire consumers and provide information on all of tile’s benefits.

Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants Launches New Website

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San Diego, CA – Ceramic Tile and Stone Consultants, Inc. CTaSC) announces the launch of their new website. The www.CTaSC.com website address is the same, but the content, features and resources have greatly improved.

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Update from the Vibrant Ceramics 2016 Roadshow in Tampa on August 31

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CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Update from the Vibrant Ceramics 2016 Roadshow in Tampa which was held on Wednesday August 31st.

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Mid America Tile Introduces New Website

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Paving the way for the tile and flooring industries, Mid America Tile is thrilled to announce the game-changing new midamericatile.com.

Ceramic Tile Retailer/Wholesaler Cuts Losses, Expands Business with Industry Specific ERP Software

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Ton Holten began in the ceramic tile industry driving tile-laden tractor-trailers for a Dutch forwarding company from the far reaches of two continents back to his native Holland.

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.

3 Keys to Strong Business Financials

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CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. 3 Keys to Strong Business Financials. Businesses fail for many reasons — dysfunctional management, insufficient working capital, insurmountable competition. Why they succeed, on the other hand, is often easily explained.

Today’s asset purchase could turn into tomorrow’s tax break

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CTDA Wants You To Know. CTDA Home | Contact Us. Today’s asset purchase could turn into tomorrow’s tax break. Shopping, anyone?

Member Blogs-Sylvie Atanasio

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Sylvie Atanasio, Head Designer and CEO of Studio S has traveled around the world to visit factories and build relationships. She is a long-time CTDA member and serves on the Board of Directors. Sylvie recently traveled to Turkey for the CTDA Trade Mission as well as China.

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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

Florida Tile complements Maltese porcelain floor tile with ceramic for walls

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LEXINGTON, KY – Florida Tile has “turned another corner” with the introduction of MalteseDP ceramic wall tile.

Choosing the Best Countertop for Your Kitchen

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When remodeling or upgrading your kitchen, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is choosing a. countertop material. With so many choices available, it can be a daunting task!

2015 Kitchen and Bathroom Design Trends

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Every year brings along exciting new design trends and, with so much time being spent in the kitchen, they are one of the best rooms to update with some new features, whether large or small. Let’s look at four kitchen design trends that are going to be big in 2015.

Statements Tile and Stone Announces the Retirement of Steve Calkins Founder of Statements Tile Retires After More than Four Decades in the Industry

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Statements Tile and Stone announces the retirement of Steve Calkins, its founder, original president and CEO. Calkins spent his entire career—over forty years—in the tile and floorcovering business.

Get lost in the maze with Refin’s new collection: Labyrinth

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Labyrinth is the new collection by Giulio Iacchetti for Refin that transcends traditional square tiles, catapulting people into geometric patterns that create endless mazes.

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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!

Member Blogs from Turkey-David Benson, Architectural Ceramics, Inc.

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CTDA members recently traveled to Turkey on a Trade Mission and blogged about their experiences. Architectural Ceramics, Inc. takes on Istanbul: Part One.

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Attendance at Cersaie 2015 exceeds 101,000 over five days Increase in numbers of international visitors to 48,235 (+3.5%), 47.4% of the total.

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The most significant statistic from this year’s Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings which ran from 28 September to 2 October in Bologna, was the attendance of more than 101,000 visitors.

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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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Tile inspiration comes from everywhere – even from a tomato fight

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Did you know that August 26th is the date of La Tomatina in Bunol, Spain near Valencia – the world’s most largest and most epic tomato fight?

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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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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.

TILE INDUSTRY MEMBERS DONATE PRODUCT TO TILE THREE HOMES IN COLORADO

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CANTON, OH (July 16, 2014) – Five members of the tile industry donated tile and installation materials to tile three Habitat for Humanity homes in Woodland Park, Colorado, in April. Daltile, Capco Tile & Stone, and Marino Tile and Marble all donated tile.