CTEF Annual Online Auction Includes Tile Installation Products, Materials, and Experiences
The CTEF online auction taking place August 20 to 27, 2023 includes a broad assortment of tile installation products, materials, and even experiences to bid on valued at over $53,000. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, allowing it to further support its mission.
“Our goal with the online auction is to ensure it includes tile installation products and materials that tile installers and contractors know, love, and depend on,” states Brad Denny, CTEF Executive Director. “They can stock up on their favorite products and materials and directly benefit CTEF so this Foundation can continue to provide ceramic tile education and installer certification.”
The CTEF online auction takes place from August 20th at 12 noon until August 27th at 12 noon EDT and includes many items relevant to tile installation professionals. Donated by tile and stone industry supporters, suppliers, and manufacturers, these items include among others:
- Tools such as mixers, grinders, saws, cutters, tool kits, trowels, nippers, suction cups, and knee pads
- Materials such as tile, GPTP, underlayment, mortar, shower components, waterproofing, and grout.
- Gift certificates
- Fishing Experience packages
- Online courses
- Consulting packages
- And more!
2023 auction sponsors include Ardex, Blanke, Cortag, Crossville, Custom Building Products, Dal Tile, DW Sanders, Flo FX, Floor and Décor, IQ Powertools, JLC Consulting, Laticrete, MAPEI, Marshalltown Tools, Nemo Tools, Noble Company, NTCA, ProKnees, QEP, RR Donnelly, Rubi Tools, Russo Trading, Schluter, SIKA Tile, Steele Mixers, The Tile Shop, Tile ProSource, University of CTS, and Wedi.
CTEF gratefully acknowledges the participation of the 2022 auction sponsors: ARDEX, Best of Everything, Blanke, Custom Building Products, Crossville, Dal Tile, Edge Strip Kits, ETM, Florida Tile, Gundlach, HB Fuller/TEC, Joseph Lundgren Consulting, Johns Mansville, Laticrete, Mapei, Marshalltown Tools, MLT, Noble Company, NTCA, nVent/Nuheat, Pro Knees, QEP, RR Donnelly, Rubi Tools, Schluter, Scodd Industries, Tile Pro Source, The Tile Shop, University of CTS, and Wale Tales.
Those interested in participating in the online auction can do so via their computer, via text, or by contacting Cathey McAlister at CTEF. Bidding is free. The first step is to register at https://www.accelevents.com/e/ctefauction2023. Participants do not need to wait until the auction starts to do so.
The CTEF aims to improve the tile industry through installer certification, education, training, and participation in the development of nationally recognized standards and methods. It exists based on income generated through in-person training and hands-on certification event fees and tile industry sponsorship. CTEF relies significantly on fundraising efforts.
For more information, including how to bid using the different options for bidding, go to https://www.ceramictilefoundation.org/blog/ctef-online-auction.