More than 32,000 people attended Coverings 2005, setting an all-time attendance record for the show, which was held May 3-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The official total of registered attendees was 32,228, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year's total, and marks the second consecutive year that the show has enjoyed double-digit growth. With 1,200 exhibitors showcasing the latest ceramic tile and stone products, tools and machinery in an event space which covered more than 500,000 net square feet of exhibit space, this show is the largest tile and stone show in the Americas. Attendees at the show had a variety of choices in educational seminars and programs as well as special events catered to each segment of the marketplace.
Next year, the show will return to the Orange County Convention Center April 4-7.