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What is the Certified Tile Installer Program?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Certified Tile Installer Program

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Are you a tile contractor? Do you have at least two years of experience as a full-time lead tile installer? By experience, we mean that you have full responsibility for substrate prep, and layout, along with properly installing underlayment, tile, grout, and sealant materials.

If yes, consider becoming a Certified Tile Installer (CTI).

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Tile Installation Certification in Action

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Certified Tile Installer Program

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If you're curious about tile installation certification and the benefits it offers homeowners, specifiers as well as tile installers, you'll want to watch "Certification in Action," a 6-minute video embedded at the end of this article.

The video answers questions such as:

  • How do you choose a tile installer or contractor?
  • How can you be sure the job will be done correctly?
  • Why should you hire a certified tile installer?
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Meet CTI #1800: Chris Osterritter, Art by Tile

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Certified Tile Installer Program, Qualified Labor Series

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Are you a CTI? If you've not completed the Certified Tile Installer program, you should reconsider. Don't take it from CTEF. Instead, we invite you to learn from Chris Osterritter CTI #1800 in this article from the Qualified Labor Series.

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7 Reasons to Become a Certified Tile Installer

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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Are you on the fence about whether to become a Certified Tile Installer? In this article, Eric Tetreault CTI #708 offers you seven reasons for not looking back and validating your skills as a tile setter.

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5+ Benefits of Being a Certified Tile Installer

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Certified Tile Installer Program, Hiring a Tile Installer

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Are you wondering how to leverage your Certified Tile Installer (CTI) status in your business? This well-earned professional distinction offers tile installation professionals many benefits as Mark Heinlein, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) Technical Trainer and Presenter and CTI #1112, explains in this article. 

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CTEF 2022 Online Auction: Thank You!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2022 10:45:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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The 2022 CTEF Online Auction is over, and we can't thank you enough for being involved!

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CTEF Online Auction: 8/18 through 8/22. Mark Your Calendar!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2022 9:45:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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Are you getting ready to stock up on tile installation tools, products, and materials? If yes, then please mark your calendar for the August CTEF Online Auction.

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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Do you remember the incredibly beautiful Mosaic Flag crafted by Angie Halford Ré, owner of Unique Mosaics, and donated by Ron Nash, President of Laticrete? CTEF sold raffle tickets and the drawing took place at Coverings 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After several months of working through logistics, we are so pleased to share with you that the Mosaic Flag has found a home at VFW Post 9400 in Phoenix, Arizona!

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2022 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF

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A heartfelt Thank You from all of us at CTEF for being part of the 2022 NTCA Matching Grant Campaign!

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The Tile Installation Experience with Scott Carothers at Coverings

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Hiring a Tile Installer, Installation + Design

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Or, Why You Should Always Work with Qualified Tile Installers

Did you get to tour the Tile Installation Experience at Coverings 2018? Whether you did or didn't, here's your chance to review and appreciate what makes working with Qualified Tile Installers truly unique - in terms of best practices you can expect and bad practices you will want to avoid.

We've even included a Facebook Live tour with Scott Carothers that Floor Covering Installer magazine conducted during Coverings.

Although from 2018, this article is sure to put tile installation excellence into perspective.

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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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