For almost 30 years, Coverings has been the most prominent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Sponsored collaboratively by the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA), Ceramics of Italy, National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), Tile of Spain and Tile Council of North America (TCNA), each year the tradeshow attracts thousands of attendees, including distributors, retailers, specifiers, contractors, installers, fabricators, architects and designers.
This year, Coverings returned to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL, where it welcomed more than 28,000 industry professionals from April 4 to 7 — a 9% increase from last year’s show in Chicago, IL, and a 10% jump from 2015 when it was also held in Orlando. “The big gains of attendance at Coverings are in line with growth of the tile and stone market overall — consumption of ceramic tile in the U.S. has increased for the seventh consecutive year, with 2.9 billion square feet of tile consumed in 2016,” said Alena Capra, Coverings’ Industry Ambassador. “Attendees are continually taking advantage of the show’s opportunities, doing business and boosting their bottom lines.”