ORLANDO, FL -- Coverings, the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America, recently announced the 10 projects that received the coveted Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards. The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects. Projects were evaluated on their execution, original usage and overall design and purpose by a panel of industry experts, prominent editors and designers.

“We were amazed at the extraordinary project submissions the CID Awards garner, which truly demonstrates the versatility of tile and stone,” said Jennifer Hoff, president of Taffy Events, the management company for Coverings. “As North America’s largest industry show, Coverings is honored to offer these annual awards to recognize the range of creative ingenuity and sophisticated applications that showcase the latest industry advancements.”

Winning projects were honored on April 10 in an award ceremony and reception at Coverings 2019 in Orlando, FL, which was sponsored by TileLetter, Contemporary Stone & Tile Design and TILE Magazine. Grand prize winners were awarded $3,000, while eight category winners received a $2,000 prize. All winners were provided with a one-night stay in Orlando to attend Coverings 2019, where their projects were featured on display.

The 2019 CID winners and special recognition honorees are as follows:


Design – Grand Prize

Project: The Delson

Designer: Amie Gross Architects

Location: Jamaica, Queens, NY


Residential Stone Design                                                      Commercial Stone Design

Project: Annex House                                                             Project: Chicago Showroom

Designer: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design                        Designer: Materials Marketing

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada                                      Location: Chicago, IL


Residential Tile Design - Budget Above 15K                                             Commercial Tile Design

Project: California Beach Residence - Casa de Sueños                   Project: United Polaris Lounge

Designer: Native Tile and Ceramics                                                Designer: Fiandre

Location: La Jolla, CA                                                                     Location: Newark, NJ &

          San Francisco, CA


Residential Tile Design - Budget Below 15K

Project: Through House

Designer: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Installation – Grand Prize

Project: Hinkley Project

Installer: Hawthorne Tile

Location: Portland, OR


Commercial Tile Installation                                                           Residential Stone Installation

Project: Columbia Hotel                                                                     Project: L.A. Residence

Installer: David Allen Company                                                        Installer: Carnevale & Lohr, Inc.

Location: Washington, DC                                                                 Location: Los Angeles, CA


Commercial Stone Installation

Project: Concord Plaza

Installer: Pennacchio Tile, Inc.

Location: Concord, CA


Projects also were awarded special recognition in six additional categories, as follows:

Special Recognition - Education

The World’s Fair; Corona, Queens, NY

N.Y. Tilemakers


            Special Recognition - Institutional

                        Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford; Palo Alto, CA

Laticrete International, Inc.


Special Recognition - Innovation in Tile

12- x12-inch porcelain tiles used as roofing shingles; San Antonio, TX

Ironstone Strong, Ltd.


Special Recognition - Use of Tile for Aging in Place

New Aging in Place Shower; Scottsdale, AZ

55+ TLC Interior Design, LLC


Special Recognition - Mosaic

“Fractured Fantasies;” Philadelphia, PA

Trish Metzner & Oscar Sosa


Special Recognition - International

                        The Barcelona Edition Hotel; Barcelona, Spain

                        Designed by OAB – Office of Architecture in Barcelona


                        Artium House; Albacete, Spain

                        Designed by Torrado Arquitectura


                        The Charisma of Rome, the Elegance of Terra Tiles; Sassuolo, Italy

                        Designed by Ceramiche Marca Corona


                        The Kona; New Delhi, India

                        Designed by Anoma


The 2019 CID Award judging panel included Metropolis managing editor, Lila Allen; Stone World editor, Jennifer Richinelli; Tile Council of North America executive director, Eric Astrachan; Heritage Tile and Marble owner and founder, Martin Brookes; Chris Abbate and Kristin Coleman of Novità Communications, representing Ceramics of Italy; Lori Dolnick of Frank Advertising, representing Tile of Spain; Tile Council of North America director of marketing, Kathy Meyer; Artcraft Granite Marble and Tile vice president, James Woelfel; Natural Stone Institute architect and design community liaison, Dacia Woodworth; and Designology Co*Operative founder, Kadie Yale. Together, they selected winning projects demonstrating outstanding tile and stone applications.