Why qualified labor?

By Chris Walker
March 06, 2019
, By Chris Walker
March 06, 2019

    If you are excited about the many new trends in tile, you know that gauged porcelain tile (GPT) and gauged porcelain tile panels (GPTPs) are here to stay. Porcelain panels are being produced at a multitude of thicknesses, sizes, and finishes...
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PartnerShip: the shipping connection for NTCA Members

By NTCA Staff
February 27, 2019

NTCA has arranged additional shipping and delivery options for members through PartnerShip, LLC, which negotiates shipping arrangements with FedEx. The NTCA FedEx Shipping Program, managed and tailored to member needs by PartnerShip®, offers...
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Empowering your technical and business knowledge through NTCA University

By Becky Serbin
February 20, 2019

Last month, I identified some of the top items that our workshop trainers learned on the road in 2018 and how those subjects were also available on NTCA University for additional education. While everyone from the workshop team had a few...
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Helping, hurting, or enabling

By James Woelfel
February 13, 2019

      As a tile contractor and as a tile consultant, I am in a unique position to see the good and the bad when it comes to tile installations, tile failures, and most importantly, uneducated and unqualified tile installers. I question my...
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It’s lonely on the soap box

By Chris Walker
February 05, 2019

You may have heard the expression, “standing on your soap box.” The phrase goes way back to when every street corner in a city had someone barking out their opinion/product/position standing on a sturdy box, like a soap box.
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Professional craftspeople are made, not born!

By Chris Walker
December 24, 2018

  If you’re reading this, you are already ahead of the game. Why? Because as a professional in your trade, you belong to one of the nation’s largest independent industry trade associations dedicated to training and professional development. I am...
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Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship

By NTCA Staff
December 24, 2018

      The Tom Ade Ceramic Tile Scholarship has been established by the NTCA to provide educational opportunities for children or grandchildren of NTCA Contractor Members. The scholarship’s namesake, Tom Ade, is a former NTCA Regional Director and...
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Thoughts on hollow-sounding tile

By Martin Brookes
December 21, 2018

    I would like to add my thoughts to the discussion for the recently-posted article titled “Hollow Sounding Tiles and Spot Bonding” written by Stephanie Samulski (TileLetter TECH issue, November 2018). The article makes a number of valid points.
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Welcome to the NTCA Forum

By Avia Haynes
December 20, 2018

      Welcome to the NTCA Forum, the official blog of the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA). We created this blog as place to discuss our dedication to the tile trade, qualified labor and the building industry.
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