Exciting News from #TISE2019

Sep 17, 2018 - Dallas, TX


September 17, 2018, DALLAS, TX: The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo has exciting news updates for the industry coming to this year’s event. Plan to join your industry peers Wednesday through Friday, January 23-25, education program Tuesday through Friday, January 22-25 in Las Vegas. Architecture, design, retail, dealer, remodeling, building, installer, fabricator stories all start at the surface; Find your surface story at #TISE2019. >> Register Now

Comprised of three world-class tradeshows: SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo events, The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American floor covering, stone, and tile industry event and is THE premier, global reaching industry marketplace for buyers, specifiers, and influencers to purchase products, gain design and trend inspiration, and develop their business strategies. TISE has proudly served the industry for over 30 years, reinvented annually each January with carefully sourced exhibiting brands, crafted content and networking events, and developed show features that are next generation innovative and meet the ever-evolving needs of the industry. As the first event of the year, TISE is perfectly positioned to offer product launch introductions, critical first of the year buying opportunities, and annual networking meetings. >> Watch the promo video


TISE 2019 is sizing up to be another incredible event. The exhibit floor is wall-to-wall packed with over 800 brands and thousands of products, while the event spans nearly a million square feet of exhibits, education, product showrooms, show features, and more! The industry is making plans now to gather to network, source, and purchase products and services. Registration is now open.



Replacing the previous conference programming, the new CONVERGE education program at The International Surface Event will offer the industry a whole new way to gain training, knowledge, and information. With flexible scheduling allowing for the busy trade show atmosphere, persona interest groups (CREATIVES | SUITS | HAMMER & NAILS) for immersive, targeted discussions, and the freedom to pass freely between session topics to gain exactly the knowledge needed, CONVERGE is about to take the industry by storm. >> read more



The industry has asked and we have answered, as we announce the return of the National Installer of the Year Installation Competition (The Nationals) to occur LIVE on the floor at TISE 2019.


Installers across all aspects of the floor covering, stone, and tile industry are encouraged to submit their installation projects into The Nationals! A panel of judges will be reviewing project submissions from around the country and selecting the top 3 finalists to compete LIVE in an installation competition at TISE. The winner of the LIVE installation contest in Las Vegas will be crowned The National Installer of the Year, receive a prize package, and own incredible bragging rights in the industry and to their customers.


There are three installation categories including carpet, stone/tile, and wood. Submissions close October 15. Finalists will be selected by November 15. LIVE contest will occur at TISE 2019. >> submit your entry now


Did you know that many of the Official Hotels of TISE have undergone amazing hotel renovations? We thought we would share some of the highlights to assist you in your Official Hotel selections this year.


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has opened the REVIV IV Wellness Spa, a global wellness provider of signature IV therapies.


Just a short interior walk away from the Mandalay Bay, The Luxor redesign touched 1,700 hotel rooms in its East and West towers. The new hotel rooms are inspired by the unique geometric form for of the Luxor and the color scheme includes hazy amethyst, deep smoky green, charcoal, and fawn - inspired from the desert which surrounds the casino and actual pyramids.


Adding a modern twist to the medieval flair for which Excalibur Hotel & Casino is known, the hotel has remodeled 1,995 guest rooms and suites in its newly renamed Royal Tower. Vibrant accents and splashes of color match the energy and atmosphere of Excalibur. The upgraded accommodations feature a completely smoke-free experience, new carpeting and bedding, modern furnishings and 40-inch flat-screen TVs.


>> See all official hotels and book your hotel in the official hotel block now.

We want to get to know you through the #mySURFACEstory campaign. Simply download and print the #mySURFACEstory hashtag sheet, take a photo of you or your team in your SURFACE environment (that's your fabrication shop, retail store, your installation project, designer room, etc.), and post on social media using #mySURFACEstory and #TISE2019. We'll be choosing the best photos to receive prizes from the event. View #mySURFACEstory sheet options >>


PS. There are also prizes for the best colored #mySURFACEstory hashtag sheet. Post your colored hashtag sheet separately to be considered.



Save the date for The International Surface Event 2019 scheduled to be held January 23-25, 2019, education January 22-25, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exposition will feature the latest industry products, materials, equipment and services, including a wide variety of hardwood and laminate flooring, carpet, tools and equipment, natural stone and machinery, all types of tile, and much more.


For additional information, visit www.intlsurfaceevent.com.


The International Surface Event, comprised of SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | 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.  www.intlsurfaceevent.com


SURFACES is a B2B floor covering event under The International Surface Event (TISE) brand. SURFACES is the largest North American flooring event serving ALL of the floor covering industry, bringing together buyers and sellers from around the world to see the latest floor covering products, tools, trends, 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.  www.wfca.org


StonExpo/Marmomac is a B2B stone event under The International Surface Event (TISE) brand, and is THE stone event for stone industry professionals, featuring specialty stone and machinery areas with exhibitions of stone and stone supplies from 7 countries, plus stone tools, equipment, services and demonstrations from leading manufacturers, and associations. The Natural Stone Institute is the official sponsor and hosts their annual meeting at the event. The Natural Stone Institute is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry offering a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. www.naturalstoneinstitute.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.  


TileExpo is a fast growing B2B tile event under The International Surface Event (TISE) brand. TileExpo serves distributors, retailers, installers, builders, design professionals and other industry professionals sourcing tile products. Featuring leading tile manufacturers and suppliers displaying products from artisan to ceramic, decorative to glass and more, buyers and sellers can find the tile products, tools and services they need at TileExpo. The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is the sponsor of TileExpo. The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the professional installation of ceramic tile and natural stone. It is widely recognized as the largest and most respected tile contractor’s association in the world. www.tile-assn.com


For more information on The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StoneExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo, or their sponsors and partners, please visit www.TISEwest.com/attendee/home/partners.


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