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A Roadmap to Becoming a Tile Professional

[fa icon="calendar'] June 11, 2024 8:30:00 AM EDT / by Brad Denny posted in About CTEF, Tile Education & Training


The roadmap to becoming a tile installation professional isn't easy. That said, CTEF is actively developing training to help you each step of the way as I detail in this article.

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

[fa icon="calendar'] November 21, 2023 8:30:00 AM EST / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF, Tile Education & Training


Do You Know About the '100 in 100'?

It's a wonderful program that the Floor Covering Education Foundation recently announced. If you're new to tile installation, you can benefit from it.

You'll find details below, including CTEF training programs that are eligible.

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

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2023 8:30:00 AM EDT / by CTEF Blog Team posted in About CTEF, Tile Education & Training


Did you attend Coverings 2023? If you did, we hope you visited the CTEF booth where tile installation education and certification were prominently displayed! More specifically, CTEF demonstrated Sealants, Mosaics, and Troweling for Coverage, and Walked Through Gauged Porcelain Tile Panel Test for Advanced Installer Certification (ACT).

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How to Become a Tile Installer: A CTEF Career Path

[fa icon="calendar'] January 17, 2023 8:30:00 AM EST / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Hiring a Tile Installer, Tile Education & Training


A question that frequently comes up is how to become a tile installer.

It can come from someone looking to change fields or someone who wants to become a Certified Tile Installer and isn't sure what the steps are.

Unfortunately, there isn't yet an easy, set, defined career path for becoming a tile installer other than through a tile apprenticeship program or a vocational school, and that's why CTEF has expanded its tile installation training and education for 2023.

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How to Become a Tile Professional

[fa icon="calendar'] January 18, 2022 8:30:00 AM EST / by CTEF Blog Team posted in Certified Tile Installer Program, Tile Education & Training


If you have no experience in tiling and haven't been involved in a trade school program, how do you become a tile installation professional?

Great question, and here are options for you to consider.

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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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