The International Surface Event 2016 Announces "Best Of" Event & Product Awards

Feb 04, 2016 - DALLAS, TX


Annually, The International Surface Event awards the top performing exhibitors and their products across the three TISE events:  SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, TileExpo as part of the “Best Of” Awards Program. The 2016 winners were announced on-site in Las Vegas at The International Surface Event 2016 from amongst hundreds of submissions.


“Exhibitors who participated in the 2016 “Best Of” Awards Program offered an impressive line-up of booth displays and products for attendees," said Amie Gilmore, Director of the Event. “Our congratulations go out to all the category award winners for their innovative, creative and fresh designs.”


“Best Of” Product Awards

The “Best Of” Product Awards, sponsored by the BNP Publications: StoneWorld, Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, TILE Magazine, Floor Covering Installer and Floor Trends, were selected by attendee text voting.  The Product Marketplace is a pavilion that provides attendees the opportunity to see, try and compare the latest and unique products side by side. While reviewing products, attendees select their favorite “Best Of” Product Award winners for each category:  SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and TileExpo.


“Best Of” Product Award for StonExpo/Marmomacc America was awarded to Continental D.I.A. Diamond Products, Inc. for their Zares Optical 3D CNC Tool Measuring Machine.  Capturing the Best of Product Award for SURFACES was Faus Floor, a Quality Brand of Q.E.P. Co., Inc., for Ashen Avenue.  Receiving the “Best of” Product Marketplace for TileExpo was TileRedi USA, for the Redi Mega. 


A complete listing and winner photos of the 2016 Product Marketplace participants can be found on the Product Marketplace Page of the event website.  



“Best Of” Event Awards

Participation in the “Best Of” program is free to companies exhibiting at TISE and submissions may include a product, program, service, business practice or booth design that was introduced after The International Surface Event 2015 or making its debut at The International Surface Event 2016. A company may submit only one product in a single category, but may submit the same product across multiple categories.


The “Best Of” SURFACES Awards, sponsored by Floor Covering News, were selected by representatives of the publication.  The winning entries were:  Johnson Hardwood Flooring for “Best Of” Large Booth Design; Wickham Hardwood Flooring for “Best Of” Small Booth Design; Mohawk Flooring’s SmartStrand Forever Clean with AllPet Technology for “Best Of” Innovation; Stanton Carpet’s Sound Waves from the Relaxed Collection for “Best Of” Style & Design; Mannington’s LVT Closed-Loop Recycling Program for “Best Of” Sustainability; and Armstrong’s Vivero Luxury Flooring for “Best Of” Technology.


The “Best Of” StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas Awards, sponsored by Stone World and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, were selected by representatives of the publications.  The winning entries were:  Integra Adhesives USA Inc.’s Surface Bonder ULTRA for “Best Of” Innovation; and Continental DIA Diamond Products’s Zares Optical 3D CNC Tool Measuring System for “Best Of” Technology.


A complete listing and winner photos of the 2016 “Best Of” Event Award winners can be found on the Best of 2016 Page of the event website.  


Save the Date 2017

Save the date for The International Surface Event 2017 scheduled to be held January 18-20, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The educational conference will be held January 17-20.  Get notified when registration opens.  “Best Of” Awards Program call for entries for The International Surface Event 2017 will begin late summer or fall of 2016.


About The International Surface Event

The International Surface Event, comprised of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, and TileExpo, was formed in 2014, creating an unparalleled opportunity for industry professionals from all sides of the flooring, stone and tile spectrum to meet, interface and collaborate in one place.


SURFACES is the largest North American event serving the floor covering industry, bringing together buyers and sellers from all over the world to see the latest floor covering products, tools, services and technologies.  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.


StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas is THE event for stone industry professional and is home of the MIA annual meeting.  The official sponsors are the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Natural Stone Council (NSC). The Marble Institute of America (MIA) and the Building Stone Institute (BSI) serve more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events.   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.


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