Tile America Announces Supplier of the Year
April 26th, 2019

NEW HAVEN, CT, April 26, 2018 – Tile America is proud to announce Island Stone with their “2019 Supplier of the Year” award. For over ten years, Tile America has been recognizing one industry partner each year for an exceptional level of service; high quality and innovative products, on time delivery; responsive field support and product training; effective sales promotions and marketing.

“Island Stone is the go to for spa-like projects with their innovative flat pebble stone product that is soft to the touch and inspired by organic shapes in nature.”  said Lana Camera, Product Manager & Showroom Coordinator for Tile America.

Island Stone’s goal is to reflect nature’s raw, exotic beauty by offering a wide range tile collection which boasts Indonesian Pebble Tile, to Asian contemporary within a variety of looks woven throughout the collection.  The Island Stone team strives to maintain a strict level of quality and consistency from their choice of materials to manufacturing.


Tile America’s Purchasing Manager, Laurie Ruotolo, said, “Island Stone is awesome with confirmations, solving problems, and conveying any issues with orders.”
Tile America suppliers are nominated and chosen by Tile America employees.  The award was presented at the annual industry trade show, Coverings, which was held in Orlando, Florida in April.

About Tile America

Tile America has been a Connecticut based family business for over 50 years. With seven showrooms, Tile America offers an endless selection of quality products, highly specialized design consultants and an exceptional experience, every time.



From Left to Right: Jeff Nibler, COO/President of Sales at Island Stone North America | Brian Knies, Owner/President of Tile America | Right: David Menez, National Account Manager of Island Stone North America


For more information contact: Cailin Cerruto | Tile America | ccerruto@tileamerica.com

Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA, will be chairing the panel debate on the Globalization of the Ceramic Tile Quality
April 17th, 2019

Rick Church, Executive Director of CTDA, The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, will be chairing the panel debate on the Globalization of the Ceramic Tile Quality which will take place at Qualicer 2020. Also participating on the panel are Federica Minozzi, CEO of group Iris Ceramica and Alfredo Peña, CEO of Graiman.


QUALICER, the forum for ceramic tile, originated in 1990 when the Castellón Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Navigation, and the College of Industrial Engineers joined hopeful expectations, efforts, and resources in creating an event exclusively dedicated to the ceramic tile sector, a watershed event in the history of such a dynamic and powerful sector, which has been the true engine driving the economy of this Mediterranean province.


QUALICER was born as a modest forum for debate on tile as a product; it became a world congress on ceramic tile quality, and later not only addressed the quality of the process, the product, and tile installation, but also the quality of every element involved in the complex network of the ceramic business world.


In the course of the years, QUALICER has matured and extended its frontiers, consolidating itself as a key international event for the world of ceramics.

More information may be found here: http://www.qualicer.org/en/rick-church-executive-director-of-ctda-confirms-his-participation-at-qualicer-2020/

CTDA is excited to announce the 2019 Supplier of the Year, Crossville, Inc!
April 10th, 2019

Last night at CTDA’s Coverings Happy Hour, Crossville, Inc. was announced as the Supplier of the Year. This is Crossville’s THIRD time winning this award and is the first supplier to do so!

The Supplier of the Year award, which is voted on by CTDA’s members, recognizes domestic and international supplier(s) who provide the most value to our distributor members and the ceramic tile and stone industry.

Congratulations, Crossville, Inc.!



Crossville, Inc. staff receiving their award from CTDA’s President, Rudy Llerena of D&B Tile Distributors.

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