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CTEF Blog - About Tile Education and Installer Certification

Need Tile Setters? Focus On Qualified Labor

Quick and Easy Movement Joints... the Right Way

A Roadmap to Becoming a Tile Professional

The CTI Test at THASIE 2024

Never Assume You Have Sufficient Mortar Coverage. Check It.

Do You Manage Your Tile Tools? (Video)

How To Cut Tile and Manage Time (Video)

From Bullnose to Metal Transition Profiles: CTI Hands-On Test Evolves

Why a Tile Installation Mockup is Really Necessary

How Do You Celebrate National Tile Day?

Addressing Low Grout Joints with Tile Installation Standards

Are Credit Card Grout Joints Specified? Check Tile Industry Standards.

15 Tile Installation Resolutions for 2024

Take the CTI Hands-on Thanks to TEC! TISE24

It's #GivingTuesday! Please Support CTEF

Beginning, Intermediate Training Classes Qualify for FCEF “100 in 100”

Back Buttering Tile: How Important Is It?

Tile Over It or Take It Up?

Do You Have Enough Mortar to Accommodate Tile Warpage?

What Made You the Ceramic Tile Installer You Are Today?

Understanding Efflorescence aka that Ugly White Powder on Your Tile

Stone Forensics on the Importance of Hiring Certified Tile Installers

Fight Subpar Tile Installation Says John Trent CTI #277

Don't Patch Your Tile Substrate With Thin Set

CTEF Online Auction: 8/20 through 8/27. Mark Your Calendar!

How to Install Tile with Electrical Radiant Heating

How Do You Protect the Tub in a Bathroom Tile Remodel?

What to Expect From an NTCA Experience With CTEF

Elevate Your Reputation With Tile Certification: Martin Brookes Explains

Coverings 2023: Advanced Certifications for Tile, Hands-On Demos

Why Should You Take the CTI Test? Contractors Respond

How Not to Install Tile on Floors, Walls and in Showers

Take Wally the Gator Home With You

When to Avoid Hiring a Tile Contractor: 10 Warning Signs!

Two Yes or No Questions for Hiring a Tile Setter

The Top Ten Requirements for a Quality Tile Installation

How Topical and Penetrating Sealers Protect Your Tile and Stone

How to Become a Tile Installer: A CTEF Career Path

How to Correctly Trowel Mortar When Installing Tile?

What is the Certified Tile Installer Program?

Tile Installation Certification in Action

ANSI Standards: A Tile Installer's Best Friend!

Meet CTI #1800: Chris Osterritter, Art by Tile

How To Select the Right Trowel Notch To Obtain the Required Mortar Coverage

7 Reasons to Become a Certified Tile Installer

5+ Benefits of Being a Certified Tile Installer

CTEF 2022 Online Auction: Thank You!

Do You Ignore Grout Manufacturer Directions?

Mosaic Flag Finds Home at VFW Post 9400 in Phoenix, AZ

Thank You for Being Part of the NTCA Matching Grant Campaign!

The Tile Installation Experience with Scott Carothers at Coverings

Tile ProSource Supports CTI Testing and CTEF

How Proper Planning Ensures a Happy Tile Installation

Substrate Preparation 101: Banish All Tile Bond Breakers!

Why You Need to Eliminate Spot Bonding When Installing Ceramic Tile

Is Your Tile Layout Centered and Balanced, With No Small Cuts?

Should You Install Tile Under Cabinets?

Getting the Coverage You Need Under Large Wall Tile

Angie Halford Ré, Ron Nash Discuss Flag Mosaic for Coverings Raffle

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Tile Installers for Homeowners

Grading the Toughest 25 Square Feet of Tile You'll Ever Install (Video)

Where Do You Find Porcelain Tile Installation Standards and More?

How to Become a Tile Professional

The Ultimate Guide to Underlayment for Tile

Order Your CTEF + THF Coloring Book: Fund-Raiser!

How to Deal with Flooded Tile Installations

Qualify Your Tile Installation Contractor With These 5 Questions

Have You Added Tile Edge Protection to Your Installation Project?

Installing Large Format Glass Tile in a Shower: 10 Steps to Follow

NTCA Reference Manual: An Invaluable Tool for the Tile Industry

How to Evaluate a Finished Tile Installation

How Qualified Tile Contractors Participate in NTCA Technical Committee

Sustainable Tile, Expert Installation Make for Spa Lobby by Healing Environments

Why Do You Need Expansion Joints When Installing Tile?

A Flat Floor vs. a Level Floor: What's the Difference?

Wood Plank Tile Creates Fun Vibe for Architecture is Fun’s Hotel Lobby

How to Avoid Visible Trowel Ridges Through Translucent Glass Tile

Does Your Tile Slope To the Drain?

Thin Tile Installation Expertise Creates Clubhouse Bar & Lounge

Expert Tile Installers and Designer Create a Retail Space at Coverings

Are All Tile Installer Certifications Created Equal?

How to Deal with Tile Discoloration in a Shower

Tile Installation and Design Must Work Together Says Alena Capra

Honoring Expansion Joints in a Concrete Floor

Support CTEF on #GivingTuesday

Is Your Floor or Wall Flat Enough for Large Format Tile?

Video Details Hands-on Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Test

How To Protect Your Installation With a Tile Edge Profile

How to Install Floor Tile When It's Natural Stone Rather Than Ceramic

Nominate a Coverings Rock Star Today!

Gridlines vs. Spacers: Which is Better When Installing Tile?

The TCNA Handbook for Ceramic, Glass and Stone Tile Installation

Five Self-Leveling Underlayment (SLU) Requirements

Tips for Specifying Tile, Stone & Glass for Kitchen & Bath Installations

Register for Coverings Connected: August 26

Access Fundamentals of Thin Bed Knowledge at No Cost

Qualified Labor Matters to Kitchen and Bath Design: NKBA Webinar Series

Dealing With Ramps and Level Changes on Tile Jobsites

Timeless Tile Installations That Delight the Senses

Six Steps for Mixing Mortars and Grouts

Find the Source of the Water Leak Before Tiling

Have You Snapped a Chalk Line for Your Tile Layout?

The Perils of Improper Floor Prep

Certified Tile Installers #TransformTheTrade

How Acceptable is Warped Tile?

How to Deal With Tile Installation Problems?

How To Deal With Non-Linear Expansion Joints

Tile Patterns Require Balance and Common Sense

Have You Considered the Tile Trade Instead of College?

Why Tiling an Elevator Floor May Not Be a Good Idea

How to Prepare for Tile Shade Variation

Looking to Hire a Tile Installer? Here's Your Roadmap.

Grout Joint Offsets and Wood Plank Tile

What's an Ideal Sustainable Building Material? Tile Of Course!

What a Pyrite Wall Failure Teaches You About Proper Tile Installation

Top 15 Tips for #BecomeaCTI Success

Have You Adequately Prepped the Substrate for Tile?

Addicted to Quality Tile Installation

Clean Tile Installation + Technical Excellence: Chanel Carrizosa CTI #1380

Three Lippage Hazards to Avoid

Bring SkillsUSA Tile Setting Competition to Your State

Have You Explored WhyTile.com?

Add Your Mark to the Global Monumental Hand-Print Tile Industry Mural

Have You Attended the Tile Industry's Total Solutions Plus (TSP)?

Free Online Prep Course for Becoming a Certified Tile Installer

What About Tile Apprenticeships and Vocational Schools?

Passion for Certification on Tile Money: Interview with Heidi Cronin

Questions About CTI, ACT Certifications and Qualifications

Why Scott Carothers Cares Intensely About Tile Installation Certification and Education

Should Tile Installers Become Certified?

Hiring a Tile Installer? Here's What You Need to Know

Mike Sima CTI #1254 Holds Himself to Higher Tile Installation Standards

Offsets, Grout Joints and Customer Expectations

Brad Denny CTI #1190 Discusses Hidden Oasis Tile Installation

How To Install Glass Tile Correctly

CC Owen Tile Company Talks Tile Installation Excellence at Coverings

Remembering Steve Rausch, CTEF Advocate for Quality

The Top Tile Associations and Organizations

Meet Heidi Cronin, CTEF Industry Liaison and Promotions Director

Add Credibility to Your Tile Installation Business Says Kris Nardone

Prove Your Tile Installation Skills Says John Mourelatos

Why Use Qualified Labor from WhyTile!

The Certified Tile Installers Credo

Dan Hecox Inspires Designers, Tile Installers to Aspire to Higher Standards

Why Certified Tile Installers Matter to Avalon Flooring

Money Won't Buy You Tile Certification

Meet CTI #1500: Alex Smith of Boone, NC

Become a Certified Tile Installer Says Bill Baptista CTI #834

CTEF Is Searching for an Executive Director!

Coverings CG Villa Features Beautiful Tile Tiny Home Solution

Coverings Luxe Cottage Accentuates Details with Tile

Visalia Ceramic Tile Installs Luxe Cottage at Coverings18

The First Ever CTI Challenge - Coverings 2018

Coverings 2018 Welcomes DW Sanders to Installation Design Showcase

J&R Tile Installs Gauged Porcelain Tile in Coverings 2018 Tiny House

Certified Tile Installers Strengthen Brekhus Tile & Stone Professionalism

There's Real Value to Being a Certified Tile Installer

Qualified Labor, Certification, Tile Industry Recognized: New CTEF Logo

Meet a Serial CTI Test Host: Brent Stoller, Virginia Tile

Daltile San Antonio, Texas, Hosts Hands-On CTI Test

Passionate About Setting Tile By the Book: Jason McDaniel Explains

Why Tile Installation Certification is Necessary

Schluter Hosts First New Jersey Hands-On Certified Tile Installer Test

Stand Out as a Tile Installer: Be Certified!

D&B Tile Distributors and Tile Certification: Harold Yarborough Q&A

Tile Certification to Test Your Skill and Knowledge

5 Tile Trends Affecting Installation Methods and Standards from Coverings17

Tile Certification Signals Commitment to Education and Training

How Cox Tile Guides Success of Coverings Installation Design Showcase

Tile Industry Teamwork in Action at Artistic Tile in Nashua, NH

Tiled Vitruvian Tiny House by BlueTreeHome's Nikki Vega Mimics Nature

J&R Tile's Erin Albrecht Talks Tile in a Tiny House

Have You Been Laying Tile for 20 Years? Get Certified Says Charles Nolen

Tile Inspires West Michigan Tiny House by The Georgia Pear Interiors

Dan Welch Talks About the West Michigan Tiled Tiny House

Tile Accentuates Mid-Century Tiny Home Design: Kim Lewis at Coverings17

Visalia Ceramic Tile's Sam Bruce Discusses Tiling a Tiny Home

Precision Tile's Scott Heron: Committed to Quality Tile Installation

Certification Means Greater Efficiency in Setting Tile

What HGTV Can Teach You About Quality Tile Installation

Kevin Insalato Promotes Tile Installation Certification

Coverings Now Elite CTEF Sponsor

Tile Installation That Satisfies Greatest Expectations For Quality

Seeing Proper Tile Installation is Believing: Remodeling Show, Baltimore

How To Differentiate Your Business With Tile Installation Certification

Kicking Tile Industry Education Up a Notch with Non-Partisan Events

Ensure Proper Tile Installation: Become a Certified Tile Installer

The Future Looks Bright for Certified Tile Installers: Installation Summit 2016

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Certified Tile Installer Mike Corona says,

You don't become a tile installer or a business owner overnight. It takes time, enthusiasm, pride, reliability, respectfulness, a willingness to learn, and dedication. No two jobs are the same; each one has its own unique nuances. As a qualified installer, you need to be able to communicate how to deal with those nuances and qualify yourself to not only meet but exceed expectations. Being qualified will exponentially increase your value and you will have endless opportunities.

Mike Corona CTI #923 Corona Marble and Tile

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