It’s been a week since I’ve returned from Coverings 2011, which was held in Las Vegas, and I have yet to sort through boxes of material gathered throughout the four-day show. So far, I’ve managed to post one album on TILE’s Facebook page, with more to follow.

Between the TCNA’s North American Pavilion tour, Tile of Spain’s Pavilion tour and Ceramic Tiles of Italy’s tour, various press conferences, informative seminars, live demonstrations, and award presentations, it was difficult to find the time to explore the show on my own, but somehow, I managed. New “show shoes” helped keep the spring in my step without resorting to using Band-Aids (truly a feat, if you’ll pardon the pun).

From the Tweet-Up at the end of the first day until my last appointment Thursday afternoon, Coverings managed to deliver non-stop excitement and wonder for those of us who love eye-popping designs, mind-bending sizes and installations, and sustainable solutions for all facets of the tile industry.

If you couldn’t make it to the show, you can catch-up on what you missed through Coverings Insider, our Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.

Mark your calendars now for Coverings 2012. It’ll be held April 17-20 in Orlando, FL. I hope to see many of you there!