In this issue of TILE, our staff spoke with several leading industry professionals about tile installations. We wanted to know their thoughts on the quality of installations these days — and unfortunately, many of them confessed they have seen less than desirable completed work. And according to our panel, the bottom line boils down to a lack of available quality tile installers.
When I attend Total Solutions and trade shows such as The International Surface Event and Coverings, I sit in on various seminars, and it seems this common thread often surfaces. Industry associations have been working so diligently and feverishly to develop programs promoting installation excellence, but there are still many tile installers out there that sometimes don’t even seem to know the basics.