Laticrete says its continuing its commitment to the education, training and testing of end-user installers by contributing as one “Signature Level” partners for the 2011 Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) testing program.

Laticrete is continuing its commitment to the education, training and testing of end-user installers by contributing as one of the top sponsors or “Signature Level” partners for the 2011 Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) testing program.

In addition to financial support, Laticrete will continue to make materials donations for specific CTEF host testing sites and provide further assistance by making its technical sales representatives available in each region as the installer testing program makes it way around the country.

The CTEF provides the only certified tile installer program with a nationally recognized set of standards that includes testing the hands-on skills of each end-user along with a written evaluation to produce a verifiable CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI).

The CTEF has the full support of several of the tile industry’s organizations, including the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) and Coverings, along with manufacturers to ensure it continues to be a driving industry force for years to come.

“Laticrete was one of the original sponsors to come on-board when we began the CTEF CTI testing and certification program in 2008,” said Scott Carothers, CTEF Executive Director. “They do an excellent job conducting their own Laticrete Profit-Through-Knowledge program, and have always been very supportive of the CTEF. In addition to funding, they donate materials and supplies, and we greatly appreciate all of the support we get from them. Just as we do here at CTEF, Laticrete clearly understands that proper installation of tile and stone materials is critical for the industry and highly important for the continued growth and specification of tile and stone.”

For more information about the program, contact Scott Carothers at scott@tilecareer.com or call (864) 222-2131.