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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

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

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


News Stores About CTEF 

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



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

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

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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