NTCA Announces February Training Schedule

Flowood, MS, February 2, 2024-In February, National Tile Council of America (NTCA) trainers will be touring nine states, offering 17 free, standards-based workshops and eight free regional trainings - nearly double the number provided in 2023. This initiative aims to equip industry professionals with new skills and knowledge while fostering connections with peers and industry experts. The workshops and regional trainings are free and are made possible through the support of sponsors dedicated to elevating the industry through education.

Each workshop and regional training will be presented by NTCA technical trainers, individuals with extensive experience in tile installation, ensuring that participants receive firsthand knowledge from seasoned professionals.

Workshops will be held in California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas.

The workshops, spanning three hours in the afternoon or evening, are open to tile installers, contractors, sales personnel, and members of the architecture and design community. Meals will be provided, and there will be chances to win valuable prizes.

The workshops will focus on one of the following topics:

• Ins and Outs of Layout for Contractors

• Tile Matters – Best Practices for the Pros

• Failures – Could It Be Me?

• Tile Technology – Membranes

DATE HOST                                      LOCATION

2/1       Floor & Decor                        Kansas City, MO

2/13     Daltile                                     Hilton Head, SC         

2/13     Floor & Decor                        Chicago, IL

2/14     Floor & Decor                        Cincinnati, OH 

2/15     Floor & Decor                        Jacksonville, FL 

2/15     The Tile Shop                         Louisville, KY

2/20     Floor & Decor                        McKinney, TX            

2/20     Floor & Decor                        Reno, NV

2/20     Interior Logics Group             Palmetto, FL

2/21     Daltile                                  Fort Myers, FL

2/21     Floor & Decor                        Stockton, CA

2/21     Floor & Decor                        Temple, TX

2/22     Floor & Decor                        Katy, TX

2/23     Ceramic Tile Design               San Francisco, CA

2/27     Floor & Decor                        San Antonio, TX

2/28     The Tile Shop                        Austin, TX

2/29     Floor & Decor                        Plano, TX                                

Regional trainings will be held in Arizona, California, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, and Texas.

Regional Training sessions, offer tile installers an immersive, all-day experience to hone their skills using both traditional and cutting-edge tools, materials, and techniques. These hands-on sessions are designed to empower participants with practical knowledge rooted in ANSI standards and methods outlined in the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook for ceramic, glass, and stone tile installation. The NTCA reference manual serves as a guiding resource throughout the training.

The sessions are carefully crafted to provide solutions-based training, addressing real-world challenges faced by tile installers. The content is aligned with industry standards and methods, ensuring relevance and applicability. To maximize the learning experience, each session is limited to 20 participants. Attendees will receive a document of course completion upon successfully concluding the training session, validating their commitment to professional development.

Topics for the February Regional Trainings include:

• The GPTP/Slabs Training equips you to install porcelain panels with confidence and accuracy. Learn new tile industry standards and methods for installing GPTP, how GPTP is made, where it can be used, and special tools, setting materials and techniques required to install it.  

• The Substrate Preparation and Large-Format Tile Training will show you how to use the ANSI A 108 standards and TCNA Handbook to address real world challenges in hands-on installations focusing on substrate examination and preparation for setting large-format tile.

DATE             HOST                          LOCATION

2/1/2024          Floor & Decor            Henderson, NV

2/8/2024          Cosentino Center        Anaheim, CA  

2/13/2024        Floor & Decor            West Covina, CA

2/16/2024        Marble of the World   Pompano Beach, FL

2/29/2024        Floor & Decor            San Antonio, TX

2/29/2024        Virginia Tile               St. Louis, MO

2/21/2024        Floor & Decor            Glendale, AZ

2/22/2024        Floor & Decor            Glendale, AZ

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