The Ceramic Tile Education Foundation has opened a 6,500-square-foot training center designed to meet the growing demand for hands-on installation and ceramic tile-related courses.

The new facility offers a dedicated product display area for students to become familiar with the latest tools and products available in the marketplace, as well as a warehouse inventory that equals that of a full-line tile distributor, offering students the chance to work with products both new and old.

The center is dedicated to the sole purpose of training, with permanent areas emulating actual room construction, such as shower stalls, counter tops, and bathrooms with tubs.