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CTEF Blog - About Tile Education and Installer Certification

Stand Out as a Tile Installer: Be Certified!

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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For Dave Karp CTI #220, becoming Certified Tile Installer (CTI) meant standing out as a professional tile setter. Not only did it provide him with enough confidence to open his own tile shop - Tile Fusion - but it has also set him on a path that allows him to hone his high-end, detail-focused residential tile installation business.

Dave is next in the CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor  based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

>> See Certification: a standard to validating professionalism, skills and willingness to excel

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Tile Certification to Test Your Skill and Knowledge

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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Edwardo Martinez CTI #1239 describes becoming a Certified Tile Installer as, “I did it backwards. No studying, no prep work. I filled a spot last minute. I did it to test my skill and knowledge.”

He is next in the CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor  based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

>> See Certification provides confidence; shows commitment and excellence

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Tile Certification Signals Commitment to Education and Training

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2017 8:45:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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Shon Parker CTI #999 compares becoming a Certified Tile Installer to going to college for computer programming and obtaining a degree. It increases your worth to employers and clients and signals your commitment to learning everything you can about installing tile correctly the first time. 

Shon Parker is next in the CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor  based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

>> See CTI exam tests and teaches Hawthorne Tile’s project manager Shon Parker learns from the Certified Tile Installer evaluation

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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We are frequently asked why someone who has been laying tile for twenty or more years should bother becoming a Certified Tile Installer.

Rather than expand on 5 Benefits of Being a Certified Tile Installer, we'll let Charles Nolen  CTI #1222  from Miller's Flooring America explain why he made the decision.  Charles is next   in the  CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor  based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

>> See Certification: providing a bridge to the larger tile community for Charles Nolen, Miller’s Flooring America

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

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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Scott Heron CTI #182 of Precision Tile Company, Inc. in West Columbia, S.C., is thoroughly committed to quality tile installations. Not only is he a CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI), but he has also achieved the distinction of holding three certifications in the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) program.

Scott is next in the CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

>> See Five-Star Spotlight - Precision Tile Company Inc. 

>> See CTEF, Schluter conduct first open-shop ACT testing

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Certification Means Greater Efficiency in Setting Tile

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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If you're wondering how to become more efficient when setting tile, consider becoming not just a Certified Tile Installer (CTI), but also going for Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT)

That's what Juan Sauceda CTI #64 who is also ACT-certified did and discovered.

Juan is a superintendent and tile installer for Neuse Tile Service and the next Certified Tile Installer (CTI) to be featured in the CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

 >> See ACT certification enriches Neuse superintendent’s abilities. Juan Sauceda is the first Neuse Tile Service installer to obtain ACT credentials

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What HGTV Can Teach You About Quality Tile Installation

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Installing Tile TIps, Qualified Labor Series

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Do you love to watch Home Improvement shows like HGTV? For many, they are a wonderful source of design ideas and inspiration especially for complex spaces such as bathrooms and showers. In the case of Jeremy Waldorf CTI #1185, these shows are also an opportunity to observe the quality of the tile installation. 

Jeremy is owner/operator of Legacy Floors in Howell, Michigan. He is the next Certified Tile Installer (CTI) to be featured in the CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

>> See Jeremy Waldorf: owner/operator Legacy Floors - Certification offers customer extra value, bolstered by education and experience

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Addicted to Quality Tile Installation

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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At the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), we are addicted to quality tile installations. That's the kind of work that takes beautiful ceramic materials and transforms them into spectacular and useful kitchens, bathrooms, floors and walls that delight and perform as promised and expected indefinitely into time.

It's the kind of work that Certified Tile Installers pride themselves on doing and the kind of work you can witness in action during the Installation Design Showcase at the Coverings show.

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Tile Installation That Satisfies Greatest Expectations For Quality

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Qualified Labor Series

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According to Steve Keator CTI #455, being a Certified Tile Installer (CTI) means providing tile installation that truly satisfies the greatest expectations for quality. Steve is the next Certified Tile Installer (CTI) to be featured in the CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

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

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Certified Tile Installer Program, Qualified Labor Series

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Having members of the tile industry come together to address installation issues, new product introductions and customer questions makes the work of the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation really exciting. Ultimately, this truly kicks tile industry education up a knotch or two and more.

Take Karl Parker CTI #1188 who believes strongly in industry education. Karl is the next Certified Tile Installer (CTI) to be featured in the CTEF Blog series about Qualified Labor based on articles in TileLetter.com. 

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