Doug Hayes named Vice President of Sales for Florida Tile, Inc.
 
September 29th, 2017

CTDA Wants You To Know

 

 

September 20, 2017

Doug Hayes named Vice President of Sales for Florida Tile, Inc.

Florida Tile has named Doug Hayes as Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Hayes will lead all the Independent, Branch, and Commercial Sales divisions for both the Florida Tile and Cotto d’Este USA Brands.

Prior to accepting this position, Hayes served as Florida Tile’s Director of Business Development and Commercial Sales. His tenure at the company spans nine years and includes a 2015 induction into the Ceramic Tile Distributor Association’s Hall of Fame. He currently serves on the CTDA Board of Directors.

“We are fortunate to have someone as experienced, trusted, and highly respected as Doug,” said Luca Setti, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “We are extremely confident in his ability to enhance our long-term strategy and lead the sales organization to a higher level of success.”

“I am honored and excited to lead this team. As we work to develop our long-term growth strategy and improve on the success that Florida Tile has already achieved, my first priority will be to place customer care at the forefront of all decisions we make,” said Hayes. “The investments we have made this past year in our manufacturing center, distribution center, and SAP implantation have placed us in a great position to grow exponentially.”

—–

Florida Tile is a fully owned subsidiary of Panariagroup, a publicly owned company traded on the Milan Stock Exchange (MILAN: PAN IM). Panariagroup is a leading manufacturer and distributor in over 60 countries around the world with six manufacturing sites in Italy, Portugal and the USA and eight brands positioned in the high-end of the market.

Sandra Bunn – Communications Coordinator

Florida Tile, Inc.

859.219.5222

sandra.bunn@floridatile.com

 

 

 


Modomo announces the opening of its North American Headquarters
 
September 27th, 2017

CTDA Wants You To Know

 

 

August 9, 2017

Modomo announces the opening of its North American Headquarters

Direct from Italy comes fine Italian Tile designed specifically for the North American market.

(Coconut Creek, FL, August 9, 2017 ) – Modomo is proud to announce the opening of its
headquarters at 4171, West Hillsboro Blvd, Suite #12, Coconut Creek, Florida. It’s one more step in Modomo’s goal to provide fine Italian tile, designed for the North American market.

“We’re really excited about the new office and feel we have something pretty unique to
offer.” said Managing Partner, Scott Alpert. Alpert’s industry background includes 35-years
experience from Agent, Contractor, Buyer, retail/wholesale Distributer, to Italian and
Chinese Trading Companies.

“We’re going to be different”, said Alpert. “As a U.S. based company, only marketing to the U.S. and Canada, we’ll keep a pulse on North American design and cultural trends and quickly gear our product offering to mirror those trends.”

Modomo also plans to go the extra mile. “We’re partnering vertically with our client’s inside and outside salesforce by providing extensive training, but that’s just the first step”, stated Alpert. “We are also going to go out with our clients and visit their dealers, architects and designers, builders and developers. We’ll help them train and educate their clients on the product.” “We’re with our client partners one-hundred percent of the way and the new headquarters is just the beginning of that commitment.”

Modomo is a U.S. based trading company, run by industry veterans with over 100-years of
collective experience, providing the finest Italian tile to the North American market.
Partnering with one of the most successful Italian Tile Manufacturers, Modomo is committed to providing beautiful collections, superior sales and training support, state-of-the-art
merchandising and marketing, as well as, very favorable pricing.

Contact: Scott Alpert

Managing Partner

4171 West Hillsboro Blvd Suite #12

Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Phone: (954) 642-8019 , toll free (833) 685-0373

Email: info@modomotiles.com

Website: modomotiles.com

Date: August 9, 2017

 

 

 

 


Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings
 
April 4th, 2017

April 4, 2017

Tile Industry Launches Inspiration and Education Initiative; Why Tile Debuts Here at Coverings

(Orlando, FL) – The tile industry has united in a marketing and education initiative designed to inspire consumers and provide information on all of tile’s benefits. The campaign, called Why Tile, is being introduced to the industry here at Coverings.

Why Tile is an industry effort with input sought from various industry organizations including the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the Ceramic Tile Education foundation (CTEF), the Tile Contractors Association of America, and the Tile Heritage Foundation (THF), in addition to manufacturers worldwide. Why Tile is coordinated by the Tile Council of North America (TCNA).

“We’re so pleased to give Why Tile a ‘friends and family’ introduction here at Coverings,” says Eric Astrachan, Executive Director, TCNA. “In developing Why Tile, we’ve had the pleasure of reaffirming everything that’s so wonderful about tile. With Why Tile, we’ll be delivering this messaging to consumers and to the A&D community as never before and in new and impactful ways – most notably, through the website, WhyTile.Com.”

WhyTile.com provides extensive messaging on the benefits of tile, centering on four main tenets: Design, Easy Care, Healthy Spaces, and Heritage. The site features an Inspiration Gallery; downloadable Project Guide, chematics, and maintenance tips; and a Test Your Tile IQ feature where users can take a simple 10-question quiz for a chance to win a prize.

“As with any website, WhyTile.Com will constantly evolve and provide a means for our audiences to derive inspiration and access planning resources – we want this to be both engaging and a helpful tool,” says Kathy Meyer, Marketing Director, TCNA. “We’re excited to get out there with Why Tile, and this is just the beginning of what I know will be a long and colorful story.”

“Developing Why Tile even to this nascent stage has been very rewarding, in that it is the culmination of the vision of such a diverse group coming together – including competitors, and folks who would normally never be around a table together – in a cooperative manner I’ve never seen in nearly 30 years in marketing and advertising,” says Julie Peck, Creative Director, TCNA. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done to date, and look forward to refining and expanding upon it with the further input of our partners and the industry as it is introduced here at Coverings.”

About TCNA

TCNA is a trade association representing manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials, and other tile-related products. Established in 1945 as the Tile Council of America (TCA), it became TCNA in 2003, reflecting its membership expansion to encompass all of North America.

Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers. Additionally, TCNA regularly conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory, trade, and other government agencies, offers professional training, and publishes industry consensus guidelines and standards, economic reports, and promotional literature.

For more information, contact:
Roxanne Shiflet
(864) 646-8453

 

 


COVERINGS 2017 CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TILE DAY
 
February 23rd, 2017

 

 

 

Press Contacts
Sharp Communications
Phoebe Lasky
PL@sharpthink.com
Madeleine Tabing
MT@sharpthink.com
212-829-0002

COVERINGS 2017 CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER NATIONAL TILE DAY

(ARLINGTON, VA – February 23, 2017) Today Coverings, the largest international tile & stone exhibition in North America, celebrates National Tile Day, which recognizes the value of tile in today’s architecture and design. National Tile Day is declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar to be observed annually on February 23. Additionally, National Tile Day is observed this year by Orange County, FL—the host location of Coverings 2017.

“We’re leveraging National Tile Day as a platform to highlight the many merits of tile, and provide education to trade and consumer audiences regarding tile as an excellent material for today’s construction and renovation projects,” said Alena Capra, Coverings’ Industry Ambassador. “National Tile Day is also a bit of a preview to the thousands of wow-worthy tile products that will be on display at Coverings in April. We’re gearing up for another truly astounding show.”

Reasons for choosing tile include its durability and sustainability, resistance to weathering, versatility in applications, low maintenance, energy efficiency and health factors. The beauty of tile, paired with the flexibility of design, enable designers to make unique and beautiful installations that last a lifetime.

Coverings attendees can learn about the benefits of selecting tile, installation standards and best practices, and the latest market introductions at the show. The show returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from April 4-7, 2017 and is estimated to bring together 1,100 exhibitors representing over 40 countries across 400,000 square feet of exhibition space, in addition to a robust program of CEU accredited seminars, demonstrations, and networking opportunities.

On February 23, National Tile Day will be celebrated with two digital activations, providing unique opportunities for trade and consumer audiences to learn more about tile. At 1:00 p.m. EST on Twitter, Metropolis Magazine (@MetropolisMag)will be hosting a panel of industry experts using the hashtag #TileToday. Participants will include Ceramics of Italy, Tile of Spain, Tile Council of North America, as well as Alena Capra and designer Kim Lewis, who is participating in this year’s Installation Design Showcase. Additionally, Interior Design Magazine will be hosting a Facebook Livestream with Coverings ambassador Alena Capra at 4 p.m. EST. Together with Allie Weiss, Interior Design online editor, Capra will be highlighting tile trends and new products that will be featured at Coverings 2017. The Livestream will be available on the Interior Design Facebook page (facebook.com/InteriorDesignMagazine).

Join Coverings in celebrating by sharing why you choose tile with #WhyTile and #Coverings2017. For full details regarding Coverings’ National Tile Day, please visit coverings.com/NTD.

Coverings Social Media

Facebook: facebook.com/CoveringsShow
Twitter: @Coverings, #Coverings2017
Pinterest: pinterest.com/Coverings
Instagram: instagram.com/CoveringsShow
YouTube: youtube.com/TheCoveringsShow
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=1693367
Google +: google.com/+Coverings
Blog: coverings.com/blog

 

About Coverings

Coverings is the largest and most important ceramic tile and natural stone trade fair and expo in the United States. It features exhibitors from more than 40 countries and is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world.

The exposition serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all segments of the industry, with more than 75 informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions throughout the show, all free of charge. Coverings attracts thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors, specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, as well as journalists and bloggers who cover this vital and dynamic industry.

Sponsors of the show are The Ceramic Tile Distributor Association (CTDA), Tile of Spain/Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association  (ASCER), Ceramics of Italy/Confindustria Ceramica, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA). The show is managed by Taffy Event Strategies, LLC.

Coverings 2017 takes place April 4-7 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit coverings.com or contact Taffy Events, Coverings Show Management, 703-539-5504.

###

 

 


National Tile Day, February 23rd!
 
February 6th, 2017
Coverings NTD Launch Photo

National Tile Day, February 23rd!

 

We are proud to announce the inaugural National Tile Day, February 23rd! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing why tile is the best choice for both residential and commercial products. Know why you choose tile?


Miles Distributors, Inc. Announces Management Changes
 
February 1st, 2017

CTDA Wants You To Know

 

 

Miles Press Release

January 16, 2017 For immediate release

Miles Distributors, Inc. Announces Management Changes

Miles Distributors, Inc., a 47 year old distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone, with locations in Traverse City and Wyoming, Michigan and South Bend, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis, Indiana announces several management changes.

Douglas R. Miles, President of Miles since 1992 and a former president of the CTDA, will be stepping down as President but will remain active as Chairman of the Board.

 

 

 

Douglas M. Miles, General Manager of Miles since 2010, has been named President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Zolman, Sales and Marketing Manager for Miles since 2000, has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing. John currently serves on the board of directors for the CTDA.

 

 

 

 

Miles Distributors, Inc. currently sells, supports, and delivers to over 1,800 tile dealers, residential tile contractors, and commercial tile contractors throughout Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Miles can be contacted through their home page at www.milesdist.com.

 


Arizona Tile: Holiday Home Updates with Tile
 
November 3rd, 2016

CTDA Wants You To Know

 

 

 

 


Update from the Vibrant Ceramics 2016 Roadshow in Tampa on August 31
 
September 14th, 2016

CTDA Wants You To Know

 

 

Update from the Vibrant Ceramics 2016 Roadshow in Tampa which was held on Wednesday August 31st

 

A note from Tom Kotel, CTDA’s President who spoke at the event:

The Tampa Roadshow was attended by local tile companies, manufacturer’s; a contingent of interested people.  Discussions of quality and standards were vetted.  Timing for India to market sounds perfect as India has grown in the past Century to #2 in the world in the ceramic industry and continues to grow.  At Vibrant Ceramics 2016 in December, the best 200 out of 500 manufacturers will display their products and be ready to do business.

Hope to see you there,

Tom Kotel

President of Mid America Tile

 

 

To learn more about Vibrant Ceramics, 2016 in Ahmedabad, India December 16-18, click here for a brochure, or click here for the website.

 

 


Green Squared Certified® Sustainable Tiles and Tile Installation Materials Qualify for New LEED Credit
 
August 31st, 2016

Green Squared Certified® Sustainable Tiles and Tile Installation Materials Qualify for New LEED Credit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 26, 2016

Building design professionals, facility managers and others seeking LEED building certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) can now look to certified sustainable ceramic tiles, glass tiles, and tile installation materials to earn the needed credits. To contribute, tiles and related installation materials on a project (mortars, grouts, etc.) must meet the extensive environmental and social responsibility requirements of Green Squared, the ceramic tile industry’s multi-attribute, cradle-to-grave sustainability standard.

Specifically, Green Squared Certified products now qualify to contribute toward a new LEED Pilot Credit offered for using “Certified Multi-attribute Products and Materials.” The credit requires that certification details, including which Green Squared electives were satisfied, are disclosed, and that a product lifecycle assessment (LCA) has been conducted.

The intent of the newly-available credit is “to encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts,” according to USGBC.

To garner a LEED point under this credit, at least 25% by cost of the permanently installed building products on a project must meet a USGBC-approved product sustainability standard, like Green Squared, and have third-party validation to prove it. For Green Squared Certified products, that validation comes from a thorough assessment and certification from any of three international sustainability leaders: UL Environment, NSF International, and SCS Global.

“USGBC included Green Squared as an approved multi-attribute sustainability standard because the criteria are rigorous and fully in-line with the intent of the new credit,” says Bill Griese, the Director of Standards Development and Sustainability Initiatives for Tile Council of North America (TCNA). “It’s not easy to get on that list. The Committee looks at each standard closely to make sure products that meet them are truly sustainable. The credibility of the LEED program relies on that being a rigorous review and approval process.”

In other words, by scrutinizing sustainability standards and recognizing only those that truly identify sustainable products, this LEED pilot credit makes it easier to build green by providing the criteria from which a specifier can choose products.

“When you see the Green Squared Certified logo you know the product manufacturer has invested in sustainable production,” says Griese. “USGBC recognition underscores that and helps those looking for LEED certification through use of sustainable materials.”

The new pilot credit is available immediately for registration on current LEED v3 and v4 projects and will continue to be available when USGBC transitions exclusively to LEED v4 in October 2016. How much a Green Squared Certified product contributes toward earning this pilot credit depends on the amount of recycled content, closed loop manufacturing waste reclamation, and/or regional raw materials used to produce the product.

Griese, who worked with USGBC and other sustainability experts on the new pilot credit further added: “The release of this new Pilot Credit establishes an important precedent for the specification of certified multi-attribute sustainable products for the years ahead. It affords architects and designers the flexibility to select product types based on design preferences and cost, and then to optimize based on sustainability within each relevant selection.”

The new pilot credit was posted to the LEED Pilot Credit Library August 15, and the full text is available at www.usgbc.org/credits.

About Green Squared

Green Squared (ANSI A138.1) is the North American ceramic tile industry’s multi-attribute sustainability standard and certification program for sustainable products, with conformance requirements addressing the environmental and social impacts of tiles and tile installation materials. Products that are third party certified as meeting ANSI A138.1 by an approved Green Squared certification body may bear the Green Squared Certified mark.  For more information, visit www.GreenSquaredCertified.com.

About TCNA

TCNA is a trade association representing manufacturers of ceramic tile, tile installation materials, tile equipment, raw materials, and other tile-related products. Established in 1945 as the Tile Council of America (TCA), it became TCNA in 2003, reflecting its membership expansion to all of North America.

The Tile Council is recognized for its leadership role in facilitating the development of North American and international industry quality standards to benefit tile consumers. Additionally, TCNA regularly conducts independent research and product testing, works with regulatory, trade, and other government agencies, offers professional training, and publishes industry-consensus guidelines and standards, economic reports, and promotional literature.

###

Contact:

Roxanne Shiflet

rshiflet@tcnatile.com

(734) 735-1891

 


ARIZONA TILE Press Release: Unique Shapes in Tile
 
July 7th, 2016

When working on a renovation or construction project, clients are often searching for ways to set their space apart. The majority of home, or commercial project owners are striving to create a space that is not only on trend, but that also incorporates a piece of their own style into the design and will remain stylish for many years. One way to achieve these expectations is by incorporating unique tile shapes into the design.

Arizona Tile now offers several products with a unique shape! To view the shapes and read the whole Press Release, click here.

Foster and Clark Real Estate
CTDA - Membership
CTDA - Online Education