If the debut of TADA at the Coverings show in April was any indication, we’re onto something! The magazine got a rousing reception – so much so that by the end of day on Thursday, there was nary a magazine to be found in the magazine bins! Yeep! Note to self – more magazines at Coverings next year.
We also received great praise from folks on the show floor and even from some of the other press. The consensus was that for a long time, the industry has needed a publication to do what TADA is doing: making technical information about tile and stone specification and installation accessible to the A&D community – from the people who are working daily with the products and setting materials. Some other feedback urged us to make the magazine more visual; other critics said to make it MORE technical. What do you, the reader, think? We want to shape a magazine that is meaningful to you, so please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you think!
This issue contains expert information about steam room construction in Tom Lynch’s article, our story about lippage and large format tiles, publisher Bart Bettiga’s article about recommendations for qualified labor now included in MasterSpec as well as his Tech Corner piece on the Division 3 versus Division 9 Floor Flatness Tolerances ASCC Position Statement #6, details on Green Squared – the new tile industry green standard, and the spotlight on Five Star Contractor Kerber Tile in Shakopee, Minn. Joan DesCombes, who designed one of the vignettes at Coverings’ Installation Design Showcase shares her experiences with you. In addition, yours truly roamed the floors at Coverings to bring you design trends and new product information.
What isn’t in THIS issue, but can be found on our website
www.ntca-tada.com, are the winners of the Coverings Installation Design Awards, which were co-sponsored by TileLetter and TADA. I urge you
to take a look, and to consider entering your own work in this competition next year. Details will be forthcoming.
Don’t miss the news section: there are some key developments announced at Coverings such as a new Dynamic Coeffient of Friction (DCOF) standard and test, Crossville’s new collaboration with Laminam to produce thin slabs for the U.S. market and much more.
If you’re at NEOCON, please stop by Booth 7-8070 and say hello to our TADA/NTCA staff. We look forward to seeing you there!