With Surfaces coming up next week, we're gearing up to provide you with highlights about the products and programs directly from the show floor using our website, Facebook and Twitter pages. If you're planning on following my tweets, then make sure you're following both @TileMagazine and @TileEditor!

Together with our sister publications, National Floor Trends (NFT)andFloor Covering Installer,TILEis sponsoring the New Product Showcase. Also, while you’re in the New Product Showcase area, make sure to stop by Booth #G2634 to cast your ballot forNational Floor TrendsStyling Excellence Awards. Your ballot also earns you the chance for some great prizes!

If you're like me, then you'll appreciate the guide we created for navigating through the multitude of educational programs, seminars and presentations, including the On-Floor Education sessions sponsored by TILEand its sister publications,National Floor TrendsandFloor Covering Installer.

Topics include "Causes and Preventions of Ceramic Tile and Stone Failures" by Donato Pompo, Ceramic Tile And Stone Consultants, Inc.; "Install a Floor Heating System AND Tiles in Only One Day," with Stephane Lettre, FLEXTHERM; "Rapid Setting Solutions for Tile and Stone Installation," with Cairo Molina, BASF Construction Chemicals; "Trowel and Error," with Michael Whistler, NTCA, and Scott Carothers, CTEF.

I look forward to seeing and meeting many of you during the show!

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