Although Coverings 2018, held last May in Atlanta, is a tradeshow known for its extravagant exhibits of all types of stone, tile and sundries, it’s great to see a strong presence of installation-related events at the show. The education available to contractors is always top-notch. To have the chance to network with other professionals in the same trade and share ideas, thoughts and troubleshooting tips is invaluable to those who attend.
The Live Installation Demo Stage seemed to be going nonstop throughout the entire show and always drew a crowd. Topics ranged from thin set mortars to waterproofing systems, shower pan assemblies and so much more. Additionally, the Stone Fabricators Alliance drew crowds to “The Cage,” an area where they demonstrate live fabrication and install countertops. They also have fabricators on hand to answer technical questions.