CTEF To Offer Installation Demos & Certifications at Coverings
Pendleton, SC, March 23, 2022-The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) invites the tile industry to CTEF Booth N3163 for a demonstration of “Gauged Porcelain Tile and Gauged Porcelain Tile Panels/Slabs (GPTP) By the Standard” and to witness the Mud Walls and Mud Floors Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) program tests during Coverings, taking place in Las Vegas, NV from April 5 to 8.
GPTP and is one of the ACT areas of certification. During “GPTP By the Standard,” on April 5, Scott Carothers, CTEF, and Lupe Ortiz, International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF), will demonstrate in detail the requirements for installing this demanding tile product.
On April 6 7, CTEF and IMTEF installers will complete the ACT Mud Walls and Mud Floors tests as follows:
• IMTEF installers will take the Walls ACT test on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while Jason McDaniel CTI #1273 and Carl Leonard CTI #1393 take the Floors ACT test from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Joe Lima CTI #1487 and Mike Foster CTI #1735 will take the Walls ACT test on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while IMTEF installers take the Floors ACT test from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
On April 8, those interested can visit Booth N3163 to meet the CTEF and IMTEF teams and discuss the ACT program in greater detail. This includes those companies interested in partnering with CTEF to host ACT test events.
The ACT program evaluates the skills and knowledge of tile installers with certifications in nine specific areas of tile installation (grouts, membranes, B415, B421, B421C, LFT, mud floors, mud walls, and GPTP). An installer may choose to become ACT certified in one or more areas. ACT certified installers represent the pinnacle of performance in the tile trade and maintain a level of excellence superior to non-ACT certified installers.