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The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) focuses on ceramic tile education and tile installation certification. For perspective, be sure to explore the following pages:

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News Releases CTEF Has Published

Below you'll find links to releases about CTEF news.

From 2018:

Homeowner Guide to Finding a Qualified Tile Installer Now Available from CTEF - 6/1/18

CTEF Focuses on Qualified Labor at Coverings 18 - 4/23/18

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Unveils New Logo - 3/8/18

Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Publishes 2018 CTEF Certification and Training Schedule - 1/25/18

CTEF Holds Tile Installation Certification Demonstrations During TISE 2018 - 1/19/18

From 2017:

CTEF Regional Evaluators Expand Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Hands-on Testing Program - 8/24/17

Two Days of Certified Tile Installer Hands-on Testing Scheduled for TISE 2017 - 1/11/17

From 2016:

CTEF Spreads Word About Certified Tile Installers via New Website - 12/2/16

 

Certified Tile Installers at Coverings

News Stores About CTEF 

Apprentice program for tile workers aims to grow fledgling labor field on July 12, 2018

Starnet and NTCA Partner for Tile and Stone Training on March 16, 2018

Floor Trends Magazine's Dave Foster conducted a 13:48 minute video interview with Scott Carothers during The International Surfaces Event (TISE) 2017. See CTEF’s Scott Carothers on Certification Programs.

Scott Carothers submitted a letter to This Old House | Generation NEXT about the importance of education and the trades on December 30th, 2016. We invite you to read Generation NEXT Letters | Scott Carothers.

In Floor Covering Installer Magazine, Schluter-Systems's Woodruff Named 'CTI Host of the Year' - November 30, 2015

In Tile Magazine, The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation and Schluter Systems, LLP host first open shop ACT testing - October 14, 2014 (Note that you may to complete free registration to read the entire article.)

From Coverings 2014, the following video about the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) 2:36 video - May 15, 2014

 

 

From Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine, 1000th Certified Tile Installer Announced 4/10/2014

From Floor Trends Magazine, CTEF Certifies 1,000th Tile Installer, 4/9/2014

CTEF Certifies 1,000th Tile Installer

From Floor Covering Weekly, NTCA awards Carothers with Ring of Honor, 12/18/2013

Tile Magazine published CTEF announces leadership expansion plans on May 31, 2013.

The TEC Specialty Blog published How Installer Certification Can Change Floor Installation Industry in February 2013.

From TileLetter, Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Announces New Training Initiative, August 27, 2012

From Fabulous Floors Magazine, Ceramic Tile Education Foundation Provides Installation Certification - April 6, 2012

From TileLetter, CTEF Streamlines Certified Tile Installer Testing Process - March 21, 2012

From the FloorPro Community, CTEF Announces Scott Carothers Executive Director - April 18, 2007 

 

Articles Written by CTEF's Training Director, Scott Carothers

Scott Carothers regularly contributes articles about the importance of correctly installing tile to trade publications in the tile industry.

>> CTEF Tile Tip: There Should Not Be Any Broken Ceramic Tile 12/17/16 in Floor Trends Magazine

>> Al’s Column: TISE offers certified training in tile 12/21/16 in Floor Covering News

In Tile Magazine:

Thin Porcelain Tile is no longer… 11/10/2016

Bath and shower installations: learn from experience 9/1/2016

What are crack isolation membranes and how are they used? 7/1/2016

The proper underlayment can fill the need correctly 5/13/2016

Changes and confusion in the marketplace 11/4/2015

How to install a beautiful and functional stall shower 9/1/2015

Understanding crack isolation membranes 7/1/2015

Underlayments solve many problems 9/15/2015

New ACT Thin Porcelain Tile (TPT) testing program 11/4/2014

New ACT Grouts testing program 9/8/2014

 

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