NTCA’s Upcoming Workshops, Regional Training Sessions Empower Tile Installers

Workshop held recently at Louisville Tile.

Workshop held recently at Louisville Tile.

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is proud to announce its May tour across 13 states, delivering an extensive lineup of standards-based educational workshops and regional trainings to industry professionals. With a total of 13 workshops and eight regional trainings, this initiative marks a significant expansion compared to the offerings provided in 2023. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors dedicated to advancing the industry through education, all workshops and regional trainings are offered free of charge.

The goal is to equip industry professionals with essential skills and knowledge while facilitating meaningful connections with peers and industry experts. To that end, each workshop and regional training will be presented by NTCA Technical Trainers, individuals with extensive experience in tile installation.

These workshops and regional trainings offer professionals vital updates on industry standards, best practices, and emerging trends, aligning with NTCA’s mission to elevate tile craftsmanship standards and promote continuous learning.

Workshops: Florida, Washington, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, California, Connecticut, Nevada

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: Tennessee, Washington, Georgia, Idaho, Florida, Colorado, 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.

5/14     Daltile, Jacksonville, FL

5/14     Daltile, Warwick, RI

5/15     Daltile, Fresno, CA

5/15     Daltile, Portland, ME

5/16     Daltile, Boston, MA

5/17     Floor & Décor, Shrewsbury, MA

5/21     Daltile, Stamford, CT

5/22     Floor & Décor, Reno, NV

5/22     Floor & Décor, Danbury, CT

5/23     Tile America, New Haven, CT

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 May 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 May:

5/9       Floor & Decor , Kennesaw, GA

5/10     Daltile, Boise, ID

5/16     Floor & Décor, Jacksonville, FL

5/16     Crossville Studios, Denver, CO

5/22     Floor & Décor, Tampa, FL

5/23     BPI, Ft. Worth, 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 visit the NTCA Event Calendar.

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