Hanley Wood Exhibitions Announces “Best of Show” Award Recipients at The International Surface Event 2014

Mar 11, 2014 - Dallas, TX


The International Surface Event (TISE) recognized 12 leading companies with the prestigious “Best of Show” awards held January 27-30 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Participating exhibitors competed for the top honor in eight categories: Booth Design (1200 sq.ft. or less/1201 sq.ft. or more), Booth Design (400 sq.ft. or less/401 sq.ft. or more), Innovation, Style & Design, Sustainability, Technology and Best New Product. 


“The Best of Show awards recognizes companies that are at the forefront of introducing new products, tools and technologies and demonstrate cutting-edge designs that continue to enhance the industry,” said Dana Teague, Vice President, Hanley Wood Exhibitions.  “The companies that received awards at TISE 2014 were very deserving of this industry recognition.” 




The Best of SURFACES awards were presented in the following categories: Booth Design (1200 sq. ft. or less/1201 sq.ft. or more) Innovation, Style & Design, Sustainability and Technology.  A panel of judges comprised of industry experts were tasked with reviewing more than50 submissions and selecting one winner in each category.


The winners for Best of SURFACES 2014 were:


·         Booth Design (1200 sq.ft. or less) – Horizon Floors

·         Booth Design (1201 sq.ft. or more) – Mannington 

·         Innovation – Armstrong for Architectural Remnants

·         Style & Design – US Floors for CoreTEC Plus

·         Sustainability – Mohawk for Everstrand Soft Appeal

·         Technology – Schluter Systems for Ditra-Heat


“We are pleased to recognize the products that reflect best-in-class illustrations of design, innovation, technology, sustainability and booth design on the SURFACES show floor," said Steven Feldman, publisher of Floor Covering News and sponsor of the Best of SURFACES awards. "Now in its third year, this competition has become the benchmark by which new products and booth designs are judged.  I'd like to personally thank all the industry experts who participated in the Best of SURFACES judging, both in the preliminary round and on-site at the event."   


Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas


The Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas awards were presented in four categories: Booth Design (400 sq.ft. or less), Booth Design (401 sq.ft. or more), Innovation and Technology.


The winners for Best of StonExpo were:


·         Booth Design (400 sq. ft. or less) – Omni Cubed

·         Booth Design (401 sq. ft. or more) – Miles Supply Co.

·         Innovation – MStone Stone & Tile for Historical Floors

·         Technology – Omni Cubed for the Pro-Dolly HD2


“We are honored to sponsor the Best of StonExpo / Marmomacc Americas awards to recognize companies for outstanding innovation,” said Alex Bachrach, publisher of Stone World magazineThere was a lot of enthusiasm from the judges on the number of contenders in each category.  The competition was tough as there were many deserving companies at this year’s show.” 


“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our 2014 “Best of Show” awards,” reported Teague. “We look forward to continued growth of this program as these awards add abundant value to the show and exhibitors’ experience.”


Best of New Product Marketplace


Thousands of new product introductions and technologies are unveiled for the first time each January at TISE. Attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite new product featured in the New Product Marketplace by texting their votes from the show floor. The companies receiving the most votes for Best New Product SURFACES and Best New Product StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas were:


Best New Product of SURFACES 2014:  900XT Pro Tile Saw by Q.E.P. Co., Inc.


The 900XT Pro Tile Saw features a powerful 2.25 HP, 15 amp motor that easily cuts through ceramic tile, porcelain and stone. This saw has a large cutting capacity to perform rip cuts on 24 inch tiles, diagonal cuts on 18 inch tiles, as well as having the ability to cut large tile or pavers up to 3-3/4" inch thick.


Best New Product of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014:  The Leatherhead by Blick Industries


The Leatherhead allows fabricators to use a CNC router, CNC bridge saw or manual machine to brush, hone or surface polish stone. It comes with Frankfurt shoes and a unique set of snail lock adaptors that allow utilization of four, five or six inch snail locking brushes and parts.


For more information on the products honored with the Best of SURFACES, Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas or the New Product Marketplace, please visit www.SURFACES.com orwww.StonExpo.com.


Save the Dates


The International Surface Event East (TISE East) will be held October 19-22, 2014 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL.


TISE 2015 will be held January 20-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with Design & Construction Week. 


Design & Construction Week 2015 will showcase the largest collection of building & design product ever assembled in one place at one time.  Participants include TISE, International Builder Show (IBS), Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and Las Vegas Market.


For more information on The International Surface Event, visit www.SURFACES.com or call 800.547.3477 or 972.536.6400.



The official sponsor of SURFACES is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the industry's largest advocacy organization representing floorcovering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America. The WFCA is a recognized leader in marketing research, industry certification programs, and operates the premier consumer flooring website, www.wfca.org, providing unbiased information about every type of floorcovering and connecting customers to members’ retail stores. The WFCA also influences public policy affecting the floorcovering industry and consumers. www.wfca-pro.org


About StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas www.StonExpo.com

StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas’ Official Sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council (NSC).  


Marble Institute of America’s (MIA) mission is to promote the use of natural stone and serve as the world's most authoritative natural stone information resource. Membership includes over 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers worldwide - all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics. www.mia.org

Natural Stone Council (NSC), home of the Genuine Stone® brand, is the leader in the stone industry that represents major associations committed to promotion and education of the industry and general public of the value and benefits of natural stone. Member associations include: Allied Stone Industries (ASI), Building Stone Institute (BSI), Elberton Granite Association, Indiana Limestone Institute (ILI), Marble Institute of America (MIA), National Building Granite Quarries Association, National Slate Association and Natural Stone Alliance.  www.naturalstonecouncil.org

Since 1919, the Building Stone Institute (BSI) has worked on behalf of the quarries, fabricators, machinery, tools suppliers and others who comprise the natural stone industry membership. BSI provides programs and services that empower and enable member companies to offer the highest level of quality products and services, and to educate the architectural and design communities on the benefits and uses of natural stone. BSI is a proud continuing education provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). www.buildingstoneinstitute.org.


Official Endorsers of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2014 are Marmomacc, ASI, Stone Fabricators Alliance (SFA), International Wood Flooring Association and Vitoria Stone Fair.


About Veronafiere

Veronafiere (Verona Trade Fair Company) is Italy's most important direct organizer of trade shows and among the top organizers in Europe. Founded in 1898, Veronafiere now focuses on economic sectors of primary importance to the Italian economy, including stone (Marmomacc), construction (Samoter), and wine (Vinitaly). Veronafiere conducts or hosts 37 trade shows a year in Verona and 11 abroad. Marmomacc is the global leader in natural and engineered stone materials and related technologies and design. Samoter is one of Europe's major exhibitions of construction equipment and earth-moving machinery. Vinitaly is the largest wine trade show in the world.  All three are owned and organized by Veronafiere. www.marmomacc.com


About TileExpo www.TileExpo.com

TileExpo is the newest tile industry event in the United States serving distributors, retailers, installers, and building and design professionals. TileExpo brings together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest tile products, tools, services and technologies. TileExpo is co-located with SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas to create The International Surface Event (TISE), the largest, unparalleled event for the flooring, stone and tile industries.


About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters and websites; marquee trade shows and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit www.hanleywood.com.