Knowing what to charge. How much is enough?

By Chris Walker
April 17, 2019
, By Chris Walker
April 17, 2019

    If you spend any time on tile-related social media sites, you’ll notice that the question, “How much should I charge?” is a common topic. People are frequently asking for affirmation or information on how to price their work.
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Vacations at a deep discount

By NTCA Staff
April 10, 2019

Getting valuable time away with family and friends – or even traveling to industry events to enrich your knowledge of the industry and network with likeminded people – can be costly, when you add up airfare, hotel, car rentals and more. But ...
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Why Coverings is my favorite trade show

By Becky Serbin
April 03, 2019

    While my job description focuses on different educational opportunities such as NTCA University for our contractors, I have always enjoyed being educated. I can easily admit that I am not an expert even though at times, I think that I am. And...
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Planning your conference strategy at Coverings

By Becky Serbin
March 27, 2019

Since Coverings is around the corner, I wanted to discuss what I do while I am at Coverings and how I use it to do my job once I get home. While you may be a contractor and I sit behind a computer developing education content, we can both use the...
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The need for skilled artisans is back – or on its way

By Chris Walker
March 20, 2019
, By Chris Walker
March 20, 2019

    Recently, while waiting to be loaded at our local Daltile, I was speaking to a gentleman who had been in the tile industry for almost 40 years. I asked him what the most significant change he’s seen in the tile world was. His response...
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You have to see this!: Why we keep going to Coverings

By Chris Walker
March 13, 2019

      A friend of mine used a story I told him in an article recently. It was about my first trip to Coverings (International Tile and Stone Expo – ITSE – at the time). Seeing it written and reading his take-away from my experience reminded me of...
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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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