COVERINGS 2017, Orlando April 4-7

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If it’s new in tile and stone, it’s at Coverings.

1100 Exhibitors from over 40 Countries, 25,000 Tile and Stone Professionals, 70+ Free Education Sessions.

Coverings is the largest tile and stone show in North America with 9 miles of the latest trends and exhibitors from over 40 countries.


Aside from the expo floor, the event offers an exceptional conference program, certification courses and networking opportunities for its attendees. For almost thirty years, Coverings has been the most prominent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Year after year, visitors from every facet of the tile and stone industry find Coverings to be the most important event to see thousands of new products, new suppliers from around the globe and new information presented for the very first time to help them grow their business.

Coverings provides a personalized show experience for every attendee. Year after year, tile and stone professionals from each segment of the industry return to Coverings to learn, network, solve challenges, and connect.

The frequency of Coverings is annual. This trade show and conference has been running since 1990.

The exhibition is sponsored by: The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), The Tile Council of North America (TCNA), The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Ceramics of Italy, Tile of Spain.


This 4 days trade show and conference is being organized by National Trade Productions (NTP).


The venue of this event is Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) which is located in 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Florida- FL 32819, USA.

Owned and operated by Orange County Government and located in the heart of the area’s tourism district, Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is the primary public convention center for the Central Florida region, offering 7.000.000 square feet (650.000 square meters) of total space, 2.100.000 square feet (200.000 square meters) of exhibit space.

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Over 23,000 visitors are expected at this trade show and conference.

Visitor profile of this event includes distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, architects, designers, builders, real estate developers, manufacturers and suppliers, media.

Architects & Designers: The specifiers of tile and stone will have the opportunity to explore the latest trends, formats, shapes, colors, and patterns of the industry.

Builders & Remodelers: The professionals specialized on these sectors will find ideas and inspiration for their next projects on the Builder & Remodeler Guided Show Floor Tour.

Contractors & Installers: This year’s installation design showcase features NTCA five-star contractors and leading designers collaborating to showcase the synergy between beautiful design and exceptional installation

Fabricators: The largest stone and machinery display in North America will be presented in Coverings’ Stone Zone.

Retailers: Coverings educational sessions will provide useful knowledge, product intelligence, and competitive insight, while discovering the latest tile and stone trends.

Distributors: With a global presence extending to over 40 countries, the show offers the opportunity to meet existing clients from all over the world, as well as establish new relationships.

coverings 2017 exhibitors


Exhibitor profile of this event includes ceramic, granite, installation materials and tools, porcelain, marble, coatings, decorative and custom, travertine, finishes, mosaic, slate, sealers, metallic, limestone, cutting and carving equipment, glass, sandstone, fabricating equipment, quarry, quartzite, flooring equipment, soapstone, restoration and cleaning equipment, terrazzo, kitchen and bath accessories, agglomerates, display systems.

The approximate number of exhibitors that will exhibit at this event is over 1,100, from more than 40 countries of origin.


Coverings 2017 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to tile and stone industry from the leading exhibitors such as construction tiles and ceramics, architecture building materials, engineering, mosaics, mouldings, home decoration, marble, stone and stone machinery, surface treatment, CNC equipment.

Tile: Ceramic, Porcelain, Decorative and custom, Mosaic, Metallic, Glass, Quarry.

Stone: Granite, Marble, Travertine, Slate, Limestone, Sandstone, Quartzite, Soapstone, Terrazzo, Agglomerates, Other natural stone.

Allied Products and Equipment: Installation materials and tools, Coatings, Finishes, Sealers, Cutting and carving equipment, Fabricating equipment, Flooring equipment, Restoration and cleaning equipment, Kitchen and bath accessories, Display systems.

coverings design awards


The Coverings Installation and Design (CID) Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Tile and stone offer designers, architects, installers, and contractors infinite and enduring design styles for their projects. Projects will be judged and awarded based on technical installation and design. Projects will be judged on their levels of creativity, craftsmanship, and outstanding use of materials and achievement in the use of tile or stone within the residential and commercial project categories. Of particular interest are projects that demonstrate an original or unusual use of materials, incorporate an innovative technology, reflect installation excellence or successfully combine aesthetics with function in a unique and interesting way. Two grand-prize winners will be chosen from all submissions

2016 CID Award Winners

Fifteen outstanding tile and stone projects were recognized as part of the annual Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, a program that honors outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in residential, commercial, sustainable and international projects. An esteemed panel of notable editors and leading designers evaluated almost 125 submissions based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose, and gave special recognition to those projects exemplifying spectacular tile and stone applications.


Coverings has a long history of supporting the tile industry and encouraging continuing education, tile installation certification, and training. In fact, through its support of the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), Coverings actively encourages the highest standards in tile installation, certification, and education.

The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) provides education and installer certification for professionals working in the ceramic tile and stone industry. The CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is the only third-party assessment of installer skill and knowledge which is recognized by the tile industry. It also offers Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) testing.

To offer consumers greater confidence that their tile installers follow tile installation procedures that exceed ANSI standards and TCNA Handbook guidelines for floor and wall, six leading tile industry organizations came together to create the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) program.


One of the most popular features at Coverings, these live “how-to” classes offer attendees an up-close look at how top contracting pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations. Attendees will see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile and stone installation more successful.


The Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA) is an organization dedicated to the education of the fabricator. The SFA will present ongoing demonstrations and educational “how-to” topics in their booth that are specifically designed for fabricators and installers. They will also be featuring products that were “born on the SFA” (products designed by fabricators for fabricators).


The Art Tile Village is a popular destination at Coverings year after year. It is located in the Tile Council of North America Pavilion. At this space attendees can see tiles from an extensive collection of art studios and the largest assembly of decorative tile artisans under one roof.



Organized by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), The AIA Conference on Architecture will be held in the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), April 27-29, 2017.

The AIA Conference on Architecture is the largest annual gathering of architects and design professionals in the US. This prominent industry event delivers the important decision makers and key influencers—top level principals, partners and designers.

Over 90% of attendees say one of their top 5 best experiences at the event is visiting with exhibitors. The participating companies have the opportunity to be seen, considered, and chosen—before the build.

STONEX CANADA, May 16-18, 2017, The International Centre, Toronto, Canada

Canada’s Only Exhibition Dedicated Exclusively to the Technology and Innovation of Stone, Ceramic and Tile. The inaugural STONEX Canada will be held May 16-18, 2017 at The International Centre, Toronto, Canada.

STONEX Canada will be Canada’s first dedicated trade show and educational program to the stone, ceramic and tile industries. The Show will bring together leading manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, buyers, and building professionals for three days in an exposition and educational event. Touch and view exquisite new Canadian and International products, watch live demonstrations, and discover the latest in design and innovation in products, technologies, applications and best practices.


Kallirroi Pavlakou
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