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Laticrete sponsors 2011 CTEF installer program

Bethany, Conn.—Laticrete has contributed as one of the top-sponsors or “Signature Level” partners for the 2011 Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) testing program. In addition to financial support, Laticrete will make material donations for specific CTEF host testing sites, as well as making Laticrete technical sales representatives available in each region as the installer testing program makes it way around the country. The CTEF provides the only certified tile installer program with a nationally recognized set of standards that includes testing the hands-on skills of each end-user along with a written evaluation to produce a verifiable CTEF Certified Tile Installer (CTI).

The CTEF has the full support of several of the tile industry’s most important organizations including the Tile Council of North America (TCNA), the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association (CTDA) and Coverings.

“Laticrete was one of the original sponsors to come on-board when we began the CTEF CTI testing and certification program in 2008,” said Scott Carothers, executive director, CTEF. “They do an excellent job conducting their own Laticrete profit-through-knowledge program, and have always been very supportive of the CTEF. In addition to funding, they donate materials and supplies, and we greatly appreciate all of the support we get from Laticrete. Just as we do here at CTEF, Laticrete clearly understands that proper installation of tile and stone materials is critical for the industry and highly important for the continued growth and specification of tile and stone.”

For more information on verifying your skills as a CTEF CTI, contact Scott Carothers at or call 864.222.2131.