August 24th, 2021

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Sarah Thompson

Ceramic Tile Distributors Association




(GLEN ELLYN, IL, August 4, 2021) – Total Solutions Plus (TSP) is excited to bring the ceramic tile industry back together to network and learn from each other, in person.  Total Solutions Plus is brought to you by Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, the National Tile Contractors Association, the Tile Council of North America and Tile Contractors Association of America.

Total Solutions Plus 2021 , hosted at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville, will be held October 24-26, 2021, in the riverfront city of Jacksonville, Florida.  Sponsorship Opportunities, Tabletop Registration and Attendee Registration are currently open and available.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in pre-conference industry committee meetings, 2 keynote speakers, and several educational business & technical breakouts. Plus, the Tabletop Exhibits will feature added hours in 2021!

Plenty of time will be set aside to reconnect with industry partners in person during nightly receptions, breakfasts, awards luncheons, and the closing theme party “Margaritaville – Changes in Attitude”.

By becoming a sponsor, you will be helping educate the industry, gain valuable exposure for your organization, and demonstrate your commitment to the industry. Various levels of sponsorship are still available.

On Monday, October 25 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm and Tuesday, October 26 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, the Tabletops will be open.  Exhibiting at the Tabletops is your ticket to increasing your business sales and services. Don’t pass up this opportunity to showcase your latest products, network with attendees and conduct business.

Total Solutions Plus is thrilled to be in sunny Florida in 2021!  Visit Jacksonville offers a free passport for convention attendees.  It’s never been easier to tap into exclusive savings and discounts which allow you to get the most out of the city while you’re here!

Attendee safety and wellbeing is a top priority to the organizers of Total Solutions Plus.  TSP will adhere to the guidelines and restrictions set forth by the State of Florida, Duval County, the city of Jacksonville, and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville at the time of the conference.  By registering, attendees agree to abide by these guidelines and any restrictions.  For further information, please refer to the CDC website.

Registration for the event can be completed online at

For more information about Total Solutions Plus: visit our website call 630-545-9415.





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.” 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



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