Are you getting ready to stock up on tile installation tools, products, and materials? If yes, please mark your calendar for the August CTEF Online Auction.
What's the CTEF Online Auction?
The CTEF online auction takes place from August 20th at noon until August 27th at noon ET. It's a way to raise funds to support expanding the CTEF mission.
That mission is to improve the tile industry through certification, education, training, and participation in the development of nationally recognized standards and methods.
The first auction took place in October 2020 in reaction to COVID which meant that training and certification events were suspended.
Although events are back, CTEF relies increasingly on fundraising to make ends meet.
So, the proceeds from this online auction mean that CTEF can not only stay afloat but also expand the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program, tile installation training, and the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) program.
What's Included in the CTEF Online Auction?
We think you'll love the items you'll be able to bid on in this online auction!
The auction will include over 100 items relevant to tile installation professionals like you. These are products donated by tile and stone industry supporters, suppliers, and manufacturers that include among others:
- Tools such as mixers, saws, cutters, tool kits, trowels, floats, sponges, suction cups, and knee pads
- Materials such as tile, GPT, backer board, underlayment, mortar, shower niches, and grout.
- Flooring products
- NTCA Experience packages
- Online courses
- And more
About the Auction's Experiences
The experience packages were new in 2022, and they are outstanding items to bid on! You can learn more by reading this article:
Thank You, Online Auction Sponsors!
2022 Online Auction Sponsors
CTEF gratefully acknowledges the participation of the 2022 auction sponsors:
ARDEX, Best of Everything, Blanke, Custom Building Products, Crossville, Daltile, Edge Strip Kits, ETM, Florida Tile, Gundlach, HB Fuller/TEC, Joseph Lundgren Consulting, Johns Mansville, Laticrete, Mapei, Marshalltown Tools, MLT, Noble Company, NTCA, nVent/Nuheat, Pro Knees, QEP, RR Donnelly, Rubi Tools, Schluter, Scodd Industries, Tile Pro Source, The Tile Shop, University of CTS, and Wale Tales.
2023 Online Auction Sponsors
This year's sponsors include:
- DW Sanders
- Noble Company
- Russo Trading
- University of CTS
We'll update the list of 2023 sponsors as soon as it is finalized!
Other Examples of Tile Industry Online Auctions
If you've never participated in an online auction, you may enjoy learning about the one that the Tile Heritage Foundation organizes. This is an annual event that auctions off stunning artisan planters in July.
You can read about it in this TileLetter article:
How Do You Participate in the CTEF Online Auction?
This is what is very cool about an online auction: you can participate from your desktop or laptop, via your phone or other digital device using an app. You can even do so via text!
To bid, your first step is to register at https://www.accelevents.com/e/ctefauction2023.
- You can sign up via Facebook
- Or you can register with your email, phone number, and account password.
After doing so, you can submit your desired bid amount. You will then receive a text confirmation of your bid. You will receive instant text outbid notifications and be notified if you have won an item at the end of the auction through email and text. And it costs you nothing to bid.
You can bid on as many items as you'd like. As you saw at the top of the article, this is a great time of year to stock up on installation tools and materials, and you're sure to find many of the items you know, love, and depend on in this online auction.
Will You Help Us Get the Word Out About the CTEF Online Auction?
CTEF counts on you to deliver on its mission. Could you help us get the word out?
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. As we get more information, we'll update this article.
We hope you'll consider participating in the online auction, too.
Thanks for reading!