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Brad Denny

Brad Denny
Brad is the Executive Director of the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation.

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

[fa icon="calendar'] March 12, 2024 10:15:00 AM EDT / by Brad Denny posted in About CTEF, Certified Tile Installer Program


CTEF has evolved the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) hands-on test with a transition from bullnose to metal transition profiles. In this article, I'll share perspective on the change as, by now, you may have seen and heard about it.

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What Made You the Ceramic Tile Installer You Are Today?

[fa icon="calendar'] September 26, 2023 9:45:00 AM EDT / by Brad Denny posted in About CTEF, Certified Tile Installer Program


CTEF has a question for you: What made you the ceramic tile installer you are today? What unique experiences affected you in such a way that you embraced education and training to become a successful Certified Tile Installer?

Seriously, if you install ceramic tile, you have a story about your journey.

When you talk with others who are successfully earning a living in the trade, they too have a story. It may be completely different than the pathway you followed, yet equally valuable.

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