CERTIFIED CERAMIC TILE INSTALLERS BROCHURE


FIND CERTIFIED TILE INSTALLERS

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What To Look For

When selecting a tile contractor, you are comparing  cost estimates for an installation that has not yet been  executed. Estimates for tile work reflect variations in  the materials to be used as well as installer experience  and skill level.

For the best possible installation, look for contractors  that who don’t cut corners.  Review project details, and  communicate the level of workmanship you expect.  Establish a level playing field by confirming that the  materials being quoted are the same or close enough  that they will give you the same outcome. Then, ask for  a rough tile layout, any speciality pieces being used  and how all of this will be installed, before comparing  prices.

Additionally, download CTEF’s free Contractor Questionnaire and our free consumer tip sheet, 10 Requirements for a Top-Quality Tile Installation.

MISSION OF THE CTEF
CTEF will expand the knowledge of professional ceramic tile installation through training, education and certification.
CTEF will promote the applicable industry standards to new and experienced tile installers, architects, designers, builders and ceramic tile industry related people.
CTEF will actively encourage individuals to enter a career as a ceramic tile installer.
The overall goal of CTEF’s activities is to raise the quality of ceramic tile installation.

VISION OF THE CTEF
CTEF is a leading authority on ceramic tile installation, trusted and relied upon by the industry and consumers, contributing to the training of installers and is the foremost provider of installer certification programs.

Certification Makes A Difference

“I have certified installers so I can sell my customers on quality. Proving I have skilled crews lets customers know they don’t have to worry about the project, no matter how big or small.”
Dan Welch, Welch Tile & Marble

“I make sure the customer knows our installers are better at their craft than the competition. It has made the difference in generating a sale and being able to charge a fair price for a quality job”.
John Cox, Cox Tile, Inc., President, National Tile Contractors Association

INSURE THE BEST CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION POSSIBLE, HIRE A CERTIFIED TILE INSTALLER 

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WHY SELECT A CTEF CERTIFIED INSTALLER

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What To Look For

A great tile installation is a smart, long term investment  that adds beauty, ease of maintenance and value to any  property. Whether you’re a homeowner planning your ideal master bath or a general contractor accepting  project bids, you have one thing in common: You need  an installation specialist to do the job right. The Ceramic  Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) tests and certifies tile  installers to let you know who has the experience, the  skills, and the knowledge to meet your expectations.

CERTIFIED INSTALLERS KNOW THEIR STUFF!

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Who Qualifies

Installers who have earned certification through CTEF  know their stuff. They have passed rigorous hands-on  and written exams and have been personally evaluated  by CTEF staff.

  • To register for the certification test, an installer must  have at least two years of verifiable experience as a  full time lead installer setting ceramic tile.
  • To earn CTEF certification, the installers must pass  a written exam and a hands-on skills evaluation, which are based on current industry standards and  accepted best practices.
  • The program’s goals are to provide a base of  reference for selecting a tile contractor and raise the  quality of installations throughout the United States.

Look For This Logo, Your Assurance Of Quality!

Only CTEF Certified Tile Installers (CTIs) and the  contractors that employ them can wear and use the  CTI logo.

Moreover, CTEF Certified Tile Installers are the only  installers recognized by the Tile Council of North  America and the National Tile Contractors Association  as having proven their skills and knowledge through  standardized, hands-on testing.