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Ceramic Tiles of Italy to hold Educational Forum for Design Professionals at the A&D Building and NKBA Manhattan March 15, 2011
Educational Forum for Design Professionals presented by the A&D Building and NKBA Manhattan - A&D Building, 150 E 58th St, New York, NY
Ceramic Tiles of Italy will hold two CEU accredited sessions on the program during the NKBA Educational Forum in the Architects & Designers (A&D) Building in New York. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the entire building is devoted to interior design. The session will offer architects, designers, decorators an opportunity to view the newest ceramic products unveiled at Cersaie 2010, the international exposition for ceramic tiles and bathroom furnishings, as well as tile installation secrets for kitchens and baths.
11:15-12:15PM: Tile as an Integral Part of Interior Design, presented by Jen Renzi, design journalist and Author, The Art of Tile.
Jen Renzi will share her expertise with a New York audience. She‚Äôll speak about the latest trends in the tile industry, from large-format tile and superthin porcelains to faux-wood looks and wallpaper patterns, and show off some of her favorite installations.
4:00-5:00PM: Tile Installation Techniques, presented by Mike Granatowski, National Manager, Architectural and Commercial Projects, Mapei Group.
Leading tile manufacturers continue to produce beautiful and innovative ceramic and porcelain tile, with a consistent trend towards larger format tiles in a variety of shapes, sizes and thicknesses. It‚Äôs important that the setting materials are properly selected. From fast-drying, waterproofing membranes to stain-resistant grout, Mike Granatowski will talk about how these sustainable innovations and rapid-setting technologies will make the installation process easier and quicker.
For more information on Italian Tiles in the US and upcoming trade shows and events visit www.italiantiles.com.