“Coverings Spectrum Select” is a juried program that honors those tile and stone products that reflect design, engineering and technological innovation, and that set new standards in aesthetics and performance.



Organizers of Coverings, in partnership with Contractmagazine, have launched “Coverings Spectrum Select,” a juried program honoring those tile and stone products that reflect design, engineering and technological innovation, and that set new standards in aesthetics and performance.

The Call for Entries has been issued and is open only to Coverings exhibitors, who may submit up to four candidates in any of the following categories:
  • Artisan Tile/Stone
  • Porcelain/Ceramic Tile Wall
  • Porcelain/Ceramic Tile Floor
  • Mosaic Tile
  • Glass Tile
  • Natural Stone
  • Installation Material Systems
  • Equipment and Machinery.
For a product that might not fit into these eight definitions, the judges will consider prospects classified as Other.

Thedeadline for submissions is Friday, February 4, 2011, with entry forms availablehere. A single entry is $50; each additional is $30. In addition to the completed form, the submission must be accompanied by a typed narrative description of the product plus photography.(Deadline for images is Friday, February 25)

“The prestige of being a Coverings Spectrum Select choice resonates long after the show ends and is an added value that exhibitors can effectively leverage in marketing their brands,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of National Trade Productions, which manages and produces Coverings.

According to Hoff, it’s on the show floor of Coverings in March where the judges’ final scrutiny takes place, as they personally visit the exhibit space of each entrant, see the products first-hand, and probe for additional details that may factor in their decisions. This visitation takes place on opening day, Monday, March 14, and the Coverings Spectrum Select honorees are announced the following day-featured in a flyer that is distributed to attendees. Additionally, all “selectees” will receive added exposure in an upcoming issue ofContract, as well as on the Coverings website.

Coverings 2011 will be held March 14-17, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

For more information on Coverings Spectrum Select, or on attending or exhibiting at Coverings 2011, visitCoveringsor contact NTP, Coverings Show Management, at (703) 683-8500.