COVERINGS 2019

We have alot planned for this year. Scroll down to see the complete NTCA schedule
4.9.2019 - 4.12.2019
Orange County Convention Center

About The Event

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For thirty years, Coverings has been the preeminent event for the ceramic tile & natural stone industry in North America. Visitors from every facet of the tile & stone industry find that Coverings is the one event that drives their success, year after year. All in one venue, see thousands of dazzling products, connect with suppliers from around the globe and discover ground-breaking techniques, tips and tricks. If it’s new in tile & stone, it’s at Coverings. 

The Installation & Design Experience provides an opportunity for Coverings show attendees to experience first-hand, numerous types of tile installations. The area will showcase today’s best practices relative to a multitude of different tile installations, why tile is a great product choice compared to other materials, how to become and find certified tile installers, and so much more. 

The Experience will feature state-of-the-art vignettes showcasing cutting-edge tile products and breakthrough technology installation systems, designed by local designers and installed by NTCA Five-Star Contractors. These vignettes will demonstrate the synergy between great design and installation. The designers and installers will be available to discuss their inspiration, the process and best practices. 

 

Agenda

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. NTCA Board Meeting
Location: S230A, South Concourse

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Town Hall Meeting – Residential: What Homebuilders & Specifiers Are Saying About the Stone & Tile Industry
Location: S230G

10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. NTCA Reference Manual: Critical Lighting Effects on Tile Installations
Location: Installation Demo Stage (Booth 3158)

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Demonstration
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Contractor Tour of Show Floor
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Substrate Preparation and Large Format Plank Tile
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 2019 Rock Stars Recognition Luncheon – (By invitation only)
Location: S320A

NOON Installation & Design Experience Lunch
Location: Installation & Design Experience  (Booth 3538)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Town Hall Residential Roundtable: Meeting Homebuilders & Specifier Expectations
Location: S230G

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ANSI A108.19 Installation Techniques for Gauged Porcelain Tile and Panels
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Installation & Design Experience Happy Hour
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Giveaways and Game Show Survey Says
Location: Installation & Design Experience – (Booth 3538)

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NTCA Reference Manual: Care & Maintenance - Pre-Grouting, Sealing & Sealers
Location: Installation Demo Stage (Booth 3158)

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. The Future of the Installation Workforce: Case Studies and Best Practices
Location: S230G

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Town Hall Meeting – Commercial: What General Contractors & Specifiers Are Saying About the Stone & Tile Industry
Location: S230G

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Substrate Preparation and Large Format Plank Tile
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538) 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contractor Tour of Show Floor
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ACT Demonstration
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

NOON Installation & Design Experience Lunch
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. NTCA Reference Manual: Proper Bedding Procedures for Quarry, Pavers, & Natural Stone
Location: Installation Demo Stage (Booth 3158) 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Town Hall Commercial Roundtable: Meeting General Contractor & Specifier Expectations
Location: S230G

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ANSI A108.19 Installation Techniques for Gauged Porcelain Tile and Panels
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Silica Rule: Tile Industry Update on OSHA Crystalline Respirable Silica Rule
Location: S230C

 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Installation & Design Vignette Tour
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Installation & Design Experience Happy Hour
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

3:40 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. NTCA Reference Manual: Lippage Control Devices
Location: Installation Demo Stage (Booth 3158)

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Giveaways and Game Show Trivia
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. CID Awards Reception
Location: S320A

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Transparency Trilogy Part III: Artistry and Creativity: A Timeless Component of Tile and Stone Installations
Location: S320E

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  Substrate Preparation and Large Format Plank Tile
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contractor Tour of Show Floor
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. NTCA Reference Manual: Cementitious, Modified Cementitious, and Epoxy Grouts
Location: Installation Demo Stage (Booth 3158)

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Demonstration
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

NOON Installation & Design Experience Lunch
Location: Installation & Design Experience Lounge (Booth 3538)

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Reference Manual: Thick Bed Installations, Mortar Beds / Interior Floors
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tile Inspections - A Two Part Series Part I: Process
Location: S230G

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  ANSI A108.19 Installation Techniques for Gauged Porcelain Tile and Panels
Location: Installation & Design Experience – Contractors’ Lounge (Booth 3538)

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tile Inspections - A Two Part Series Part II: Execution
Location: S230G

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Installation & Design Vignette Tour
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Installation & Design Experience Happy Hour
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Giveaways and Game Show Trivia
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. NTCA Awards Reception
Location S320A, South Concourse

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. NTCA Contractor Training: OSHA Silica Rule
Location: S330F (NOTE: This course requires registration. Click here to register.)

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Demonstration
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ACT Demonstration 
Location: Installation & Design Experience (Booth 3538)

 

Need a little help planning for the show? This video might help. Listen to Luke Miller of Tile Money and Bart Bettiga discuss the show and what to expect this year along with some great tips to maximize your time, enjoyment, and education.

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