Gerald Sloan of NTCA (right) and Scott Carothers of CTEF (left) demonstrate how lighting affects lippage in ceramic tile installations at Total Solutions 2008 in Washington, D.C. (See the Web Exclusives section for a detailed report)

Gerald Sloan of NTCA (right) and Scott Carothers of CTEF (left) demonstrate how lighting affects lippage in ceramic tile installations at Total Solutions 2008 in Washington, D.C.


A range of tile professionals offered their expertise during the recently held National Tile Contractors Association’s 2008 Total Solutions show in the Washington, D.C. area. Sessions included information on business and technical concerns.

Keynote speaker Ed Rigsbee kicked off the event by discussing the importance of NTCA in the tile industry. Other speakers included Patti Fasan, Ken Simonson, Svend Hovmand, J. Matthew Godwin, Scott Fleming and Gerald Sloan, covering topics ranging from “The State of the Construction Industry” to “Total Quality Management” and installation techniques.

(See the Web Exclusives section for a detailed report)