Atlanta, Ga. -- The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has released detailed information about this year’s newest segment, Installation Experience, at Coverings 2018, to be held May 8 to 11, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Georgia World Congress Center.

“Plans for this interactive event have been in the works for over a year,” said Bart Bettiga, executive director of the NTCA. “We are psyched to see it go ‘live’ and know it will be well-received and well-attended by Coverings attendees. The live demonstrations and wealth of knowledge that can be attained in this approximately 3,900 square foot arena should be the highlight of any visitor’s time at the show.”

The Installation Experience offers Coverings show attendees to experience firsthand, numerous types of tile installations implemented by qualified labor. These interactive sessions will showcase best practices relative to a multitude of distinctive tile installations. Installations will take place in a fully functioning kitchen; and a bathroom with heated tile floor, vintage fireplace upgrade and grand installation of a contemporary shower system. These projects will involve glass tile, porcelain, gauged porcelain panels, natural stone and other tile products and technology installation systems.

Entering via a self-guided, designated pathway, participants will journey through room-after-room of fully interactive installations with top representatives posted along the way to answer questions. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with industry experts regarding key processes, learning new strategies, and experiencing hands-on demonstrations of the most modern of technologies.

Other highlights include “photographic retrospectives,” the Hall of Failures and, the Hall of Excellence. Attendees will see firsthand the difference between the right and wrong way to perform a tile installation. The Hall of Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT), will also allow attendees to talk with ACT representatives who will be available to discuss these programs.

In the Construction Zone visitors can experience the progression of the CTI Challenge. The CTI Challenge is an exciting, live event designed by CTEF director, Scott Carothers, which is slated to take place between rival teams who are both NTCA members and Certified Tile Installers.

The Installation Experience will come to a conclusion with “At Home, With Tile.” The final installation area will be complete with an expansive seating area and large TV screen offering viewers a time-lapsed progress video, highlighting the different construction stages of the various projects. The Installation Experience will be positioned at Coverings in the Hall C, Exhibit # 8401.

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