NTCA’s June Tour to Feature 14 Workshops, Six Regional Training Events for Tile Installers

NTCA Regional Training event

NTCA Regional Training event

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is proud to announce its June tour across 10 states, delivering an extensive 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.

The goal is to equip industry professionals with essential skills and knowledge while facilitating meaningful connections with peers and industry experts. These workshops and regional trainings serve as invaluable opportunities for professionals to stay updated on industry standards, best practices, and emerging trends and aligns with NTCA’s ongoing mission to elevate the standards of tile craftsmanship and promote continuous learning within the industry.

Thanks to the generous 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.

Workshops: Florida, Washington, Montana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan

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 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
Regional Training with the NTCA

Regional Training with the NTCA

Save the Date for one of these NTCA Workshops at these locations in June:

  • 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 Trainings: Texas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

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 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

Don’t miss these opportunities to elevate your skills, expand your network, and stay at the forefront of industry standards. All workshops and regional trainings are open to anyone interested in enhancing their skills. NTCA membership is not required. Dates and time listed above are subject to change, for the most up-to-date information on each event and to register, visit NTCAtraining.com, or click here to visit the NTCA Event Calendar.

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