Left to right: Mark Wallace, James Hardie; Jonathon Scott, Latricrete; Larry Horton, Schluter Systems; Real Bourdage, Mapei Corp.; Reeve Haldeman, Custom Building Products

LAS VEGAS, NV -- During Surfaces in Las Vegas, Clear Seas Research presented CLEARselect awards to the 2011 Tile & Stone Installation Contractor CLEAReport category winners.

Award winners were selected based on survey responses from 672 tile and stone installation contractors that participated in a mail/online survey. Category winners were selected based on responses to the question, “Which one manufacturer do you most prefer?” All winners had to dominate the category from a statistical perspective to be declared a winner. If two manufacturers achieved statistically equal preference, no winner was declared.

The 2011 CLEARselect Award winners by category are:

  • Backer Boards for Floor Tile: James Hardie
  • Backer Boards for Wall Tile: James Hardie
  • Cement Based Mortars: Mapei
  • Cleaners: Custom Building Products
  • Crack Isolation Products: Schlüter Systems
  • Epoxy Grouts: Laticrete
  • Organic Adhesives: Mapei
  • Sealers: Custom Building Products
  • Sound Reduction Materials: Laticrete
  • Tools: Marshalltown

For more information on how award winners were selected or the content of the full report, please contact Beth Surowiec, Executive Director, Clear Seas Research at