Carlstadt, NJ-based VAL Floors and DTI of Illinois, based in Aurora, have been named recipients of the Tile Contractors’ Association of America’s (TCAA) Trowel of Excellence awards. The companies will be formally recognized at the 2009 TCAA Annual Convention, set for Sept. 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

The Trowel of Excellence certification is awarded to a union tile (stone) contracting company after the completion of a rigorous process that evidences that the company maintains the highest standards for tile installation and safety training, demonstrates strong financial responsibility and adheres to the Trowel of Excellence Code of Ethics.