COVERINGS TO CHAMPION WHY TILE? IN ANNUAL NATIONAL TILE DAY CELEBRATION

(ARLINGTON, VA – February 20, 2018) Coverings, the largest international tile & stone show in North America, invites the industry to join in celebrating National Tile Day on February 23. Established in 2017 to recognize the value and importance of tile in architecture and design, the Registrar at National Day Calendar has marked the annual celebration of this timeless, global element of architecture and design.

“As the second National Tile Day approaches, we look forward to taking a moment to recognize and celebrate the many benefits of tile, and continuing to educate trade and consumer audiences on the elements of tile that make it an outstanding material for a diverse array of residential or commercial projects,” said Alena Capra, Coverings’ Industry Ambassador. “In addition, National Tile Day acts as a preview to the innovative and exciting tile products and trends that will shape industry conversations at Coverings in May.”

Building on the tile industry’s “Why Tile?” initiative, National Tile Day champions the merits of tile that make it one of the most practical building materials. These merits include tile’s durability and sustainability; resiliency; versatility in use, indoors and out; ease of upkeep and maintenance; energy efficiency; and health benefits, including no VOCs. These factors, along with its beauty and flexibility, allow designers to utilize tile in its many forms to create unique and stunning installations that last a lifetime.

On Friday, February 23, National Tile Day will be celebrated with unique digital activations, providing special opportunities for trade and consumer audiences to learn more about tile. Members of the industry are invited to join the conversation on social media by sharing new products and trends or inspiring projects that showcase the many benefits of tile while using #WhyTile, #NationalTileDay, and #Coverings2018. For full details regarding Coverings and National Tile Day, please visit coverings.com/nationaltileday.

Following National Tile Day, the 2018 Coverings show provides ample opportunities for its attendees to learn about installation standards and best practices, the merits of selecting tile, and the latest introductions to the tile market. Attendees will also have access to a thorough program of CEU-accredited seminars, demonstrations, and networking opportunities. Coverings returns to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA from May 8-11, and will bring together 1,100 exhibitors representing over 40 countries across 400,000 square feet of exhibition space.

 

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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 2018 takes place May 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit coverings.com or contact Taffy Events, Coverings Show Management, 703-539-5504.

 

Ege Seramik introduces Amazon porcelain with the look and feel of aged wood

Ege Seramik proudly introduces AMAZON, a matte-finished, glazed porcelain tile collection that beautifully replicates and — actually feels like — naturally-aged wood.

Ege Amazon

The collection’s remarkably realistic, high definition patterned tiles are the result of Ege Seramik’s advanced HD inkjet technology printing techniques. This masterful process has been used to produce AMAZON specifically for the North American Market.

“We are taking nature one step above with this collection,” stated Semih Susleyen, Sales Manager of Ege Seramik.  “With feedback from our buyers, we keep our finger on the pulse of what designs and sizes they are looking for in order to create desirable materials that designers demand.”

Ege Seramik’s production process creates the realistic look of wood, replete with numerous surface “faces” in different patterns of grain, fissures and other visual characteristics that make one believe a bit of the outdoors has made its way to the indoors.

These classic wood-look 8” x 48” plank tiles are available in four colors (Oak, Ash, pearl and wenge). An extremely hard and durable product, AMAZON’s weathered look is ideal for both residential and commercial applications for floors and/or walls. Easy to clean and maintain, with AMAZON, design potential is only limited to the extent of one’s very fertile imagination.

Attendees of the largest tile and stone exhibition in North America, COVERINGS 2018, will be able to see and feel the new AMAZON tiles, May 8-11, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, in Ege Seramik’s Booth #8621.

AN INSPIRING OPPORTUNITY – HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO PUT YOUR HAND IN CLAY!

 

The Tile Heritage Foundation has issued an open invitation for you to leave your imprint on tile for the Donor Wall for Posterity at Coverings™ 2018, Atlanta, GA  – May 8-11, 2018.  Participate in the Global Monumental Hand-Print Mural.

The concept is to create a “monumental tile mural” honoring everyone with his or her “hand” in the tile industry today. All imprints will be part of this historic tile installation for posterity – it’s a FUN project!

Over the next 12 to 15 months Tile Heritage is seeking 5,000 hand-print tiles from participants from every aspect of the tile industry. All are invited to press their hands, names, thoughts or logos into a wet clay tile and become a part of the mural.

Sponsorship of this project is most welcome. There are many ways to assist and be publicly acknowledged as a Mural Sponsor during the Coverings Expo in 2018. View details.

The Monumental Hand-Print Mural will be installed at Tile Council of North America headquarters in Anderson, S.C., to honor all who contribute and participate in the tile industry today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have the opportunity to pre-register to participate in advance with your Coverings’18™ registration at https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowTIL181.

In addition , you can register  to participate through Tile Heritage, and during the workshop at Coverings. Donor wall participation requires a tax-deductible $25 donation. Funding for this mural supports the industry archiving work of the Tile Heritage Foundation.

Visit these links for more information:

Links at Coverings Registration: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowTIL181 

Participants: (THF site) http://www.tileheritage.org/pdfs/Participant-at-Coverings-sign-up.pdf 

Sponsors: (THF site) http://www.tileheritage.org/pdfs/Donor-Wall-Contribute.pdf 

Coverings awards deadlines right around the corner

The submission deadlines for a number of Coverings- related awards are coming up.See below for competition information and submission links.

  • CID Awards, Feb. 5 Deadline (Extended): Designers, architects, builders, and other professionals can submit work to the 2018 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards program, which celebrates achievements in design and installation of tile and stone products in both residential and commercial projects. Submit your projects here: CID Awards Submissions.
    • Prize: A $3,000 grand prize will be awarded to one project, and eight category winners will each $2,000.
  • Rockstar Awards, Feb. 5 Deadline: Emerging industry leaders are spotlighted through the annual Rock Stars Awards, which honors the best talent under 35. Nominate a Rockstar here: Rockstars Submission
    • Prize: Honored at the Rock Star Awards luncheon, profiled on the Coverings website for one year, as well as social media promotion, inclusion in a Coverings press release, a dedicated Rock Star badge ribbon and a free one-night stay in Atlanta during Coverings.
  • Atlanta Student Design Competition; March 1 Deadline: Atlanta-area graduate and undergraduate students studying interior design, architecture or studio arts programs can submit designs for creation of an artistic ATL-area public bench. Visit this link for information and to submit: Atlanta Student Design Competition
    • Prize: Winners will be awarded cash prizes and their structures will be displayed at Coverings 2018 from May 8-11, 2018, and then placed in an Atlanta park following the show.

 

Coverings and City of Atlanta launch student design competition celebrating Atlanta through tile creations

Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has partnered with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to develop a student competition that will create three artistic public benches for the City of Atlanta.

The competition is accepting submissions through March 1, 2018, 11:59 pm, and is open to any Atlanta-area graduate and undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an interior design, architecture or studio arts program. Three winning structures will receive cash prizes and be built for display at Coverings 2018 from May 8-11, 2018. Winning structures will be placed in a park in Atlanta  following the show.

“Our partnership with the City of Atlanta gives us the opportunity to highlight the unique perspective of students, while showcasing the impact that tile artistry can have on a community” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “We’re thrilled to return to Atlanta for the first time in five years this May and to further build relationships with local students and communities through this competition.”

Designs which consider utilitarian aesthetics and serve a dual purpose as both an object that can be used and an artwork to observe will be given priority. Submitted projects should also incorporate the following key criteria:

  • Encourage community togetherness and engagement
  • Showcase the versatility of tile
  • Highlight the vibrancy of Atlanta
  • Provide a sense of pride

For further detail on all project requirements and submission format, visit the online Submission Page. To learn more about Coverings 2018, visit coverings.com.

COVERINGS INVITES ATTENDEES TO FIND NEW CONNECTIONS AT 2018 EDITION

(ARLINGTON, VA—January 5, 2018) Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has announced new opportunities for exhibitors and attendees to make quality connections through networking. Programs focused on network-building at the show include extended show floor hours, digitally-driven introductions facilitated via the Coverings app, and a celebration of all things tile & stone at the Coverings Celebration.

To offer attendees more time on the show floor and provide an opportunity for those wanting to stop by the show later in the work day, Coverings has announced extended hours for the opening day of the show, Tuesday, May 8. With the exhibit hall open until 6:30 p.m., this networking event – “Around the World of Tile & Stone” – will provide happy hour specials and entertainment coupled with additional time to meet fellow attendees or exhibitors and expand professional connections. Coverings exhibitors are encouraged to plan and publicize their networking activities for this event in advance by visiting Coverings.com for further information and details.

For attendees seeking new methods to discuss challenges and shared interests or to align with new potential clients for projects or business opportunities, Coverings has integrated added networking functionalities to its app. Users are encouraged to complete their attendee profiles to find connections at the show. Onsite, the Meet @ Coverings area will feature a dedicated open meeting space with tables and chairs, creating an environment dedicated to fostering relationships and cultivating a connected industry.

“We are committed to providing all attendees and exhibitors with the opportunity to forge deeper connections in the tile and stone industry,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the Coverings experience, and are pleased to provide new ways to explore all the show has to offer through expanded networking options.”

All attendees are also invited to attend the Coverings Celebration for an evening of festivities and dancing with fellow members of the industry on the last evening of the show, Thursday, May 10. Hosted at the College Football Hall of Fame, this social event delivers networking in a celebratory setting. Tickets to attend must be purchased at the time of registration for the show or online by Friday, May 4.

 

 

 

Coverings invites attendees to find new connections at 2018 edition

 

Coverings (coverings.com), the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has announced new opportunities for exhibitors and attendees to make quality connections through networking. Programs focused on network-building at the show include extended show floor hours, digitally-driven introductions facilitated via the Coverings app, and a celebration of all things tile & stone at the Coverings Celebration.

To offer attendees more time on the show floor and provide an opportunity for those wanting to stop by the show later in the work day, Coverings has announced extended hours for the opening day of the show, Tuesday, May 8. With the exhibit hall open until 6:30 p.m., this networking event – “Around the World of Tile & Stone” – will provide happy hour specials and entertainment coupled with additional time to meet fellow attendees or exhibitors and expand professional connections. Coverings exhibitors are encouraged to plan and publicize their networking activities for this event in advance by visiting Coverings.com for further information and details.

For attendees seeking new methods to discuss challenges and shared interests or to align with new potential clients for projects or business opportunities, Coverings has integrated new networking functionalities to its app. Users are encouraged to complete their attendee profiles to find connections at the show. Onsite, the Meet @ Coverings area will feature a dedicated open meeting space with tables and chairs, creating an environment dedicated to fostering relationships and cultivating a connected industry.

“We are incredibly committed to offering all attendees and exhibitors endless ways to forge deeper connections in the tile and stone industry,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the Coverings experience, and we are pleased to provide new networking opportunities and new ways to explore all the show has to offer.”

All attendees are also invited to attend the Coverings Celebration for an evening of festivities and dancing with fellow members of the industry on the last evening of the show, Thursday, May 10. Hosted at the College Football Hall of Fame, this social event delivers networking in a celebratory setting. Tickets to attend must be purchased at the time of registration for the show or online by Friday, May 4.

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Coverings Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/CoveringsShow

Twitter: @Coverings, #Coverings2018

Pinterest: pinterest.com/Coverings

Instagram: instagram.com/CoveringsShow

YouTube: youtube.com/TheCoveringsShow

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=1693367

Google +: google.com/+Coverings
Blog: coverings.com/blog 

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 2018 takes place May 8-11 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit coverings.com or contact Taffy Events, Coverings Show Management, 703-539-5504.

Coverings 2018 Partners with Delta Airlines to Offer Discounted Flights

Coverings 2018 has partnered with Delta Airlines to offer discounted flights to Atlanta. The discount is available for both domestic and international attendees and exhibitors traveling between May 2 and May 16, 2018.

When booking online, select “Book A Trip”, which will bring you to the “Book A Flight” page. When entering your search options, make sure to enter the code below in the “Meeting Event Code” box provided on the page:

Coverings 2018 code: NMQTG

Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at (800) 328-1111, Mon – Fri, 7am-7pm CST (US and Canada only). Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Discounts will vary based on flight origination and class of service selected.

Click here to visit Delta’s Meetings Travel website for reservations and ticketing.

COVERINGS SEEKS BEST-IN-CLASS TILE AND STONE PROJECTS: 2018 COVERINGS INSTALLATION AND DESIGN (CID) AWARD SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

Coverings (coverings.com), the largest and only international tile and stone show in North America, is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards. Celebrating achievements in design and installation of tile and stone products in both residential and commercial projects, the CID Awards is open to architects, designers, builders, contractors, distributors, retailers, installers and other professionals whose work demonstrates design or installation excellence.

A grand prize of $3,000 will be awarded to one project showcasing excellence in both design and installation, and eight category winners will each receive a prize of $2,000. All winners will receive a one-night stay in Atlanta to attend Coverings 2018 and will be recognized at a CID Awards reception from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday May 9.

“We’re thrilled to continue spotlighting excellence within the tile and stone community through the annual CID Award program,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “The inspiring submissions we receive each year showcase not only the range of innovation and artistry within the industry but also how design and installation professionals collaborate to orchestrate incredible applications of tile and stone materials.”

The 2018 CID Awards submission categories include the following for both residential and commercial projects: tile installation, tile design, stone installation, and stone design. Additional projects may be recognized for specialty categories including International, Artistic Use of Tile/Stone, Institutional, or Community Project based on submissions received. Multiple entries are encouraged and must be submitted through the Coverings online portal before January 15, 2018. Projects must have been completed within the past two years (January 2016 – December 2017) and can be located within or outside of North America.

An independent panel of judges will assess projects within each category, using a blind format. Projects demonstrating original or unusual use of materials, innovative technology, installation excellence or a unique combination of aesthetics and function are of particular interest.

Tile Letter, Tile Magazine, and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design will sponsor this year’s CID Awards.

Coverings 2018 Partners with Delta Airlines to Offer Discounted Flights

Coverings 2018 has partnered with Delta Airlines to offer discounted flights to Atlanta. The discount is available for both domestic and international attendees and exhibitors traveling between May 2 and May 16, 2018.

When booking online, select “Book A Trip”, which will bring you to the “Book A Flight” page. When entering your search options, make sure to enter the code below in the “Meeting Event Code” box provided on the page:

Coverings 2018 code: NMQTG

Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at (800) 328-1111, Mon – Fri, 7am-7pm CST (US and Canada only). Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Discounts will vary based on flight origination and class of service selected.

Click here to visit Delta’s Meetings Travel website for reservations and ticketing.

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