With a recent 350,000 square-foot expansion of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the annual floor covering, stone and tile industry event known simply as TISE (The International Surface Event) showcased the industry’s newest products under one roof—and this year, all on one floor.
While attendance numbers were not available at press time, most showgoers we interviewed said this year’s event was highly attended and showed the economy and the industry bouncing back. Major manufacturers came back to Surfaces, and with them the lavish after-parties, mammoth booths and pageantry that used to mark the show were also returning.
Following is a gallery of images we captured at the show. For more information on TISE 2016, visit www.tisewest.com.
The International Surface Event (TISE) East was held last November at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The East Coast regional version of Surfaces, TileExpo and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, TISE East drew about 100 exhibitors, along with presenters covering educational topics geared toward distributors, fabricators, installers/contractors, retailers, care/maintenance/restoration professionals and members of the A&D community.
For more information, visit tiseeast.com.
Another first! CFI in partnership with CCA Global Partners (CCA) was welcomed by American Carpet One Floor and Home in beautiful Honolulu! David Arita, owner of American Carpet One and Larry Marvel, Installation Manager of American Carpet One worked diligently to plan for this historic event. Working with them were Robert Varden, Immediate Past President of CFI, Tom Jennings, consultant for CCA Global Partners and Bob Hutter, Vice-President of Training at CCA Global Partners. This is an exciting first for CFI and a first for CCA Global Partners in a partnership to present the new CFI/CCA two-day, carpet installation workshops.
Posted October 2012