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Register today for Coverings 2013 - The Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience. April 29-May 2, 2013 Atlanta, Georgia USA

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    connect with more than 70 SeSSionS and earn free ceuS!

    coveringS 2013 conference program + event guide

    interior deSign magazine preSentS DaviD roCkWell + CinDy allen! See page 9 for detailS.

  • tile + Stonethe Ultimate

    experienceiS heading to atlanta!

    Coverings: a Must-attend eventevery year, thousands of professionals from all over the world converge at coverings to uncover the hottest tile + stone products and trends on the market. With more than 900 leading manufacturers and suppliers from all around the globe, free education, live installation demos and dozens of networking opportunities, youll quickly discover why coverings is a must-attend event, year after year.

    atlanta: a Must-experience DestinationWith its southern charm and hospitality, authentic cuisine, incredible architecture, cultural treasures and city lights and Southern nights, atlanta offers something for everyone.

    Coverings + atlanta: a Perfect Fit representing over 100 countries from all around the world, coverings attendees and exhibitors bring a global perspective to coverings that makes atlanta, a city rich with entertainment and networking opportunities, the perfect host city.

    From a new city to new connections and new solutions to new speakers Coverings in atlanta will be an unforgettable event.

    Make PlanS to attenD noW.

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  • and rememBer, itS all free! regiSter noW at

    whether you are a specifier, builder, remodeler, distributor,

    manufacturer, fabricator, installer, contractor or retailer,

    if you connect with coverings,

    youll connect to SucceSS.

    4 Whats your Specialty? 5 installation Design Showcase 67 Show Features 89 Featured Sessions 1022 2013 Conference


    22 Coverings Green Certificate Program

    23 General information 2425 2013 exhibitor list 2627 Hotel + travel 27 Connect with Coverings

    WHatS inSiDe

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  • arCHiteCt indulge in the hottest trends and meet innovative manufacturers and one-of-a-kind artisans.

    earn credits toward aia and state licensing and certification requirements and choose from dozens of free sessions created for architects.

    BUilDer/reMoDelerevaluate thousands of tile + stone types for interior, outdoor, residential and commercial applications.

    Be inSpired by the new and unconventional uses of tile + stone for kitchens, baths, patios, entries, pools, spas and so much more.

    DeSiGnerenhance your knowledge and earn free ceUs in more than 70 free conference sessions. coverings is an aia/ceS provider and an nKBa ceU provider partner.

    witneSS incredible designs conceived by four leading atlanta-area design firms come to life in the installation Design Showcase.

    DiStriBUtorattend free educational sessions designed to give you insights, solutions and techniques to increase sales.tap into the lucrative specifier and contractor markets and expand your business.

    FaBriCatorexplore the largest and most impressive stone and machinery display in north america.

    aSSeSS the latest fabrication equipment and negotiate directly with suppliers.

    inStallertour the show floor, discover new products, relax in the contractor lounge and network with other installers during the coverings 2013 contractor days.

    diScover the latest tips of the trade at the live installation demonstrations hosted by tcna and ntca.

    retailerlearn about green building and product standards and how they impact you and your business.

    update your retail strategies with tips and techniques on how to make your showroom more customer-friendly and how to motivate your staff to increase sales.

    whatS your Specialty?no matter what role you have in the world of tile + Stone, coveringS coverS it all.

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  • observe the creative masterpieces that are constructed onsite at coverings when ntca Five Star contractors and atlanta-area design firms are partnered together and collaborate to showcase the synergy between beautiful design and great installation. Watch a bar/lounge, hotel lobby, inpatient room in a womens birthing center, and a master bathroom being created from inception to completion right on the show floor in booth 5656. each space will highlight a different design aesthetic and feature tile and stone in a live installation.

    connect with inSpirationthe coverings 2013 installation design Showcase

    Bar/loungeDeSignerS: margaret nysewander, associate, and michael neiswander, principal

    Marble, Granite Terrazzo and Tile Installations Since 1920

    installer installation materialstile manufacturer Design Firm

    Hotel lobbyDeSignerS: Foreman rogers, Sr. associate, and allison isaacs, associate

    installer installation materialstile manufacturer/DistributorDesign Firm

    inpatient room in a Womens Birthing Center DeSignerS: craig anderchak, Sr. project Director, and mary porter, project Director

    installer installation materialstile manufacturer Design Firm

    Master BathroomDeSigner: mark Williams, owner

    installer installation materialstile manufacturer Design Firm Fixtures

    Wednesday, May 1, 3:30 PM 4:30 PMinstallation Design Showcase DeconstructedSpeakers: NTCA Five Star contractors and Atlanta-area design firm representatives See session description on page 20.

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    linear Drains

    transitions & edge trim

    installer liaison

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  • Coverings CentralBe at the center of the tile + stone industry at coverings central in booth 6457 at coverings 2013. this interactive and vibrant area on the show floor is home to social media educational sessions, special product showcase statements, the internet caf, a bar and the proJect: green display.

    SoCial netWorkinG eventS!connect with colleagues every day at 4:00 pm at the coverings central bar for these social events:monday: tweetUp tuesday: Social media Social Wednesday: Blogger Bash

    Contractor Days

    coverings is the premier place for tile + stone contractors. Badged contractors can network and relax during the show in the contractor lounge, booth 7841. in addition, contractor tours will be held on tuesday and Wednesday and include lunch and happy hour! if youre a contractor, sign up for a tour when you register online at

    2013 Coverings installation and Design (CiD) awards

    coverings has transformed the tileletter & ntca installation awards into the ciD awards, which honor outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone. new for 2013, projects will be judged and awarded separately on technical installation and design. projects are judged on their levels of creativity, craftsmanship and outstanding use of materials, and achievement in the use of tile or stone within the residential and commercial project categories. learn more at

    CiD aWarDS reCePtion & CereMonymark your calendars now and see who wins!Monday, april 29 at 5:30 PMSponsored by:


    with the free and freSh Show featureS at coveringS

    connectvisit to learn more.

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  • ProJeCt: Green

    PROJECT: GreenproJect: green is back and greener than ever for coverings 2013! Visit to learn more and stop by the proJect: green display onsite in coverings central to see the chosen sustainability projects featuring tile and stone.

    SCaD tiled Bench exhibit

    coverings has teamed up with the interior Design Department at the Savannah college of art and Design (ScaD) to create a 10-week student design tiling course for the 2013 winter/spring semester. the students will learn how to design and tile four to six benches that will be displayed at coverings 2013 and, after the show, be permanently located on the ScaD campus. Stop by the bench exhibit in the hallway between halls B and c and view the students work! thank you to the following companies for providing products and assistance with the course:

    art tile villagethe art tile Village is a popular destination at coverings year after year. located in the tile council of north america pavilion, this space is dedicated to artisans who keep old world traditions alive by crafting handmade art and specialty tiles. You will find one-of-a-kind decorative tiles and accents that will give any project that distinctive and unique touch.

    the SFa + the new Stone Zone the Stone Fabricators alliance (SFa) is an organization dedicated to the education of the fabricator. located within the new Stone Zone, the SFa will be presenting ongoing

    demonstrations and educational how-to topics in their booth that are specifically designed for fabricators and installers. Stop by the Stone Zone at coverings 2013 to check out these live demonstrations, attend happy hours, win great prizes and so much more!

    Must-See live Demonstrations

    one of the most popular features at coverings, these live how-to classes offer attendees an up-close look at how top contracting pros handle a variety of challenging tile installations. attendees will see exactly how to install a wide variety of new products and learn techniques to make tile and stone installation more successful. th