At D&B Tile, we’re always excited for Coverings. The trade show is a great opportunity for us to remember that, although our tile stores are in Miami and the surrounding area, we’re part of a much broader industry.
Along with talking about the products at our store, we also get a chance to see the latest innovations in the field, learning from people who are as passionate about stone and tile as we are. That’s why we’ve visited every show since its conception.
Before we begin, we'd like to take a second to congratulate Chelton Ross, Territory Rep at D&B Tiles. He was chosen to be one of this year’s Coverings Rock Stars. This program recognizes the rising stars in the industry, as well as providing them with networking/mentorship opportunities. Great work, Chelton!
Coverings 2022’s Three Major Themes
Coverings had three major themes for 2022, which were highlighted in The Coverings Lounge and reflected in the show’s educational panels:
- Wellness and Environment
- Outdoor Living
- Timeless Luxury
We’re happy to say that ceramic is well-suited to satisfying the needs of homeowners on all three counts. The material’s durability is particularly important here, allowing for timeless luxury while also helping it stand up against the elements.
Additionally, the fact that it lasts longer than other materials means that it’s less wasteful. If you want to make sure you’re working with eco-friendly tile, we recommend checking the tile’s Environmental Product Declaration. 85% of ceramic tile in North America is currently covered by an EPD.
Who Should Attend Coverings?
Coverings is designed to help people in the stone and tile industry learn while building relationships. That said, the tile industry is broad, which means the conference takes care to cater to all of the following:
- Architects and Designers
- Builders and Remodelers
- Contractors and Installers
- Stone Fabricators
The conference is also favored by journalists looking to write about the industry.
What If You Didn’t Make It to Coverings This Year?
It’s not always easy to make it out to a conference. Whether you’re trying to convince your boss, or you’d just like to know more about why so many people in the industry attend, Coverings has the information you need.
In fact, the page is called Convince Your Boss, and it provides information for both before and after the conference: justifying the trip initially, and then giving you a worksheet you can fill out to explain everything that happened.
If you weren’t able to make it this year, we highly recommend looking through those materials. You can also find some of the learning sessions on-demand on their site.
We’d love to see you next year!
Looking for Tile Stores in Miami and the Surrounding Area?
You’ve come to the right place! At D&B Tile, we’re happy to help home and business owners find the tile that’s perfect for their home or business.
We’ve been in this industry for more than 50 years, and attending Coverings is just one of the many ways we endeavor to build relationships with suppliers, contractors, designers, architects, and more.
Have any questions about what we can do for you? Please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re always happy to discuss the tile and stone that can help you completely redefine a space.