The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) will present the Seventh AnnualTileLetterAwards at Coverings 2010 in Orlando, FL. A special ceremony will take place Thursday, April 29, with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. in Room S320D, and will carry over into S320 rooms E and F. The Awards Program will take place at 6 p.m.

The NTCA presents tile and stone contracting professionals with first and second place awards in both commercial and residential installations. New this year to the program is the special recognition awards for stone and mosaic tile installations.

In addition to the program’s tile and stone project awards, the NTCA will also recognize its annual selection for the prestigious NTCA Joe A. Tarver Award for 2010, which will be presented to Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, ceo of MAPEI Group.

Other highlights include the Tile Partners for Humanity recognizing a valuable industry contributor with a special community service award, and the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) will name their annual Tile Person of the Year.

For more information, contact NTCA executive director Bart Bettiga at or visit