Tile of Spain has partnered with the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) by funding the Spanish translation of the CTEF Field Manual for Thin-bed Installation of Ceramic Tile, the study guide of the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program. The growth of the certification program and the number of Spanish speaking installers participating has necessitated having the study guide available in Spanish. Tile of Spain took the initiative to provide the translated version to better equip installers in the home-study process prior to taking the test.
The official release of the Spanish
version of the CTI Manual will take place at the noon
on April 28 at Coverings in Orlando, FL. Dignitaries
from Tile of Spain will be on hand to officially present the Spanish version to
Scott Carothers, Executive Director of CTEF, during a press conference in the
Tile of Spain Pavilion.
The Certified Tile Installer (CTI)
program is a comprehensive testing of the skills and knowledge of experienced tile
installers which includes an extensive hands-on test and a 155-question,
multiple choice written exam. Both tests are based on the current industry
accepted standards and best practices for producing a quality installation that
exhibits good workmanship of both what is seen as well as what is not seen.
The CTI program is provided through
the CTEF and is held at regional warehouses throughout the United
States. These on-site locations better serve
the installer’s need to be close to home which eliminates most travel and hotel
costs and also minimizes the time away from the jobsite.
For more information about the CTI
program or to register for testing, log on to
or call (864) 222-2131.
Tile of Spain sponsors Spanish translation of CTEF manual
April 20, 2010