The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the largest tile contractors association in the world, has partnered with Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring to support Starnet members in the development of their ceramic tile business.

Starnet Worldwide Commercial Flooring has been a dedicated alliance of commercial flooring contractors throughout North America since 1992. Their mission is to provide collective strength, integrity, shared best practices and advocacy of training across the industry. Through strong partnerships with leading flooring manufacturers and related service providers, Starnet members ensure complete customer satisfaction through excellence in project management, installation and service.

Jim Olson, assistant executive director of the NTCA said, “We see this as the first step in working with the large buying groups and their members. The NTCA will not only have the opportunity to increase its membership but more importantly, we can reach out to more installers to train and educate on the correct way to install tile. Our future plans include custom education and training programs for Starnet and other buying group members.”

One of the most important aspects of this partnership is training the Starnet members on best practices in ceramic installation and business management of ceramic tile projects. “Starnet is delighted to partner with NCTA on this important project,” said Jeanne Matson, president and chief executive officer of Starnet. “We recognize the value of ceramic projects to our members and opportunity our members have to grow their businesses in this area. NCTA is committed to excellence in ceramic education and training and we are privileged to work with them for the benefit of our members.”

NTCA is a non-profit trade association serving every segment of the industry, spearheading education for the professional installation of ceramic tile and allied products.  For more information, please contact NTCA executive director Bart Bettiga at bart@tile-assn.com, via telephone at (601) 939-2071, or visit www.tile-assn.com.