DuraTile wins 2021 Gold Award by the internationally-known 2021 Edison Best New Product Awards. DuraTile was a finalist in Commercial Technology – Floor Systems, one of categories honored by the Edison Awards.

The distinguished awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.  

“The Edison Awards mission is to be a leader in globally recognizing, honoring and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world,” said Edison Awards executive director Frank Bonafilia. "The Edison Awards are unique among innovation awards in their recognition of how the team and the process play a critical role in the success of each nomination that we receive and every award we grant, all of the finalists being honored have succeeded in doing the innovation with an unprecedented level of creativity, inventiveness and impact."

“We are extremely honored to have been a named a finalist for such a reputable award, then to receive the top award was an amazing addition. DuraTile is a game changer for the flooring industry, for the first time the most durable option in flooring will be on par with less desirable types in both initial product cost and final installation costs. This recognition reinforces our hard work and commitment to create a product that is not only durable but has a low initial cost and is fully repurpose-able and easily recyclable” said Curt Rapp, founder and CEO of The Tile Doctor. “At The Tile Doctor our goal is to provide continuous innovation and environmentally-friendly products, and it’s truly humbling for DuraTile to be recognized for just that.” 

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Best New Product Awards is judged by roughly 3,000 of the worlds America’s top marketing professionals and academics. In a comprehensive peer-review process, the nominees are judged on marketplace innovation, marketplace success, technological innovation, market structure innovation, societal impact, and design innovation.  

Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were announced April 22, 2021 at the Luminary Hotel and Coloosa Sound Convention Center very near to the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers Florida. 

For more information about the Edison Award finalists, please visit www.edisonawards.com.