One of the most popular features of the Coverings show is the series of live demonstrations that are conducted on the TCNA installation stage; this year will be no exception. NTCA training director Gerald Sloan will partner with NTCA Training and Education chairman and NTCA region 6 director Dan Welch to offer a series of live demos that address the challenges of lippage, warpage and lighting in ceramic tile installations.
NTCA will offer two half-hour demos a day (one on Friday). The curriculum will also include a session on installing large format tiles and two on evaluating and correcting unsuitable substrates. Demo schedules follow.
Tuesday, April 29
12:15-12:45 pm: Identifying potential problems of the substrate for walls and floors
2:45-3:15 pm: Correcting unsuitable substrates
Wednesday, April 30
12:15-12:45 pm: Understanding lippage in ceramic tile installations
2:45-3:15 pm: Understanding warpage in ceramic tile and the effects this can have on an installation
Thursday, May 1
12:15-12:45 pm: Critical lighting and the battle that must be fought
2:45-3:15 pm: Proper grout joint width and installation for large format tile
Friday, May 2
12:15-12:45 pm: Complete overview of lippage, warpage and lighting issues with practical strategies to solve problems associate with them.