NTCA Announces June 2024 Workshop & Training Schedule

Jackson, MS, May 28, 2024-The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) has announced its June tour across ten states, delivering a lineup of standards-based educational workshops and regional trainings to industry professionals. With a total of 14 free workshops and six free regional trainings, this initiative marks a significant expansion compared to the offerings provided in 2023.

Thanks to the support of sponsors dedicated to advancing the industry through education, all workshops and regional trainings are offered free of charge. Each workshop and regional training will be presented by NTCA Technical Trainers, individuals with extensive experience in tile installation.

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. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive learning environment to connect with peers and industry experts during the workshops, providing time for networking and knowledge exchange. Meals will be provided, and there will be chances to win 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

6/3       Floor & Decor,  Boynton Beach, FL

6/4       Floor & Decor, Everett, WA

6/4       Floor & Decor, Miami, FL

6/6       Daltile, Spokane, WA

6/7       Daltile, Missoula, MT

6/11     Daltile, Midland, TX

6/12     Daltile, Lubbock, TX

6/13     Daltile, Amarillo, TX

6/17     Daltile, Albuquerque, NM

6/19     Floor & Decor, Tempe, AZ

6/20     Floor & Decor, Las Vegas, NV

6/25     Hamilton Parker, Columbus, OH

6/26     The Tile Shop, Sterling Heights, MI

6/27     Genesee Tile, Kentwood, MI 

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 June 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.

Save the date for one of these NTCA Regional Trainings at these locations in June:

6/5       Floor & Decor, Austin, TX

6/12     Floor & Decor, Riviera Beach, FL

6/14     BPI, San Antonio, TX

6/19     Floor & Decor, Cumming, GA

6/26     Garden State Tile, Columbia, SC

6/26     Floor & Decor, Tomball, TX

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