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                             TISE Show Marks Return to In-Person Industry Events
                             With relief the industry is finally returning to a sense of business normalcy following The
                             International Surface Event (TISE)—comprising Surfaces,  StonExpo/Marmomac and
                             TileExpo—in early February. Show attendance was definitely improved from the 2021
                             edition last June, and attendees were able to watch the National Installer of the Year           need to do
                             Competition in the carpet and resilient categories. The return of the successful annual
                             event also brought a range of new and innovative flooring products, along with installation
                             product demonstrations and networking opportunities.

                             According to Scott Humphrey, CEO of the World Floor Covering Association, “Thanks to             this again
                             Informa, the industry is officially back and open for business! TISE/Surfaces 2022 was a
                             great show with an amazing buzz of energy and a great deal of business being written. I
   dan@proinstallermagazine.com  loved the flow, the reestablishment of face-to-face interaction, presentations on the main
                             stage and elsewhere. The CFI Installer of the Year Competition was amazing. I can’t wait
                             for 2023.”                                                                                       ...ever.

                             The show also featured a virtual component. TISE Tv captured product stories to share
                             with the industry. This content is available to hybrid attendees now and will be released
                             this Spring to the whole industry at www.TISETv.com.

                             If you missed the show in Las Vegas, here are some important upcoming events to attend:
                             Coverings, April 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center north and central halls, www.
                             coverings.com; Commercial USA 2022 Convention, April 10-12 in Nashville, Tenn., www.
                             commercialusa.com; NWFA Convention and Expo, April 12-14 at Tampa Convention
                             Center, www.nwfa.org; Starnet 2022 Annual Meeting, May 12-15 in Colorado Springs,                When you install your flooring using ISE Logik
                             Colo., www.starnetflooring.com; NeoCon 2022, June 13-15, Chicago Merchandise Mart;               MVRA 900 moisture vapor reduction admixture,
                             and CFI Annual Convention, August 2-4 at Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Fla., www.
    jeff@proinstallermagazine.com
                             cfiinstallers.org/cfi-convention/                                                                TAYLOR Adhesives, and a Certified Flooring Installer
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                             National Installer of the Year Winners                                                           mechanic, you’ll never need to cross your fingers.
                             The competition was fierce at this year’s National Installer of the Year contest during          That’s because you’ll get a Lifetime Warranty on failures
                             TISE. Featuring four finalists each in the carpet and resilient categories who made
                             it through the semi-finals last June, the live three-day skills challenge combining              due to concrete moisture vapor emission, a Lifetime
                             hands-on and written segments was intently watched by attendees. Chris Sessum, ECS               Performance Warranty of the flooring product adhesive
                             Floorcovering of Lynnwood, Wash., won for the second time (2020 and 2022) in the carpet
                             category and Dave Bradfield, Andersons, Oakland, Calif., took top honors in the resilient        bond, and a Lifetime Performance Warranty of the flooring
                             category.
                                                                                                                              product installation. So don’t just wish for a good result.
                             Other installers competing in the resilient category were: Mike McIntyre, Murleys
                             Floorcovering, Kennewick, Wash.; Jeffrey Riella, Hoems & Associates, S. San Francisco,           Get the details at www.iselogik.com.
                             Calif.; and Crystal Sims, Preferred Flooring MI LLC, Grand Rapids, Mich. Competing in
                             the carpet category were Gary Harrison, Conklin Bros. of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Calif.;
                             Zachary Stacy, Pruitt Flooring, Wichita, Kans.; and Scott Zito, Bel Lavoro Carpets &
                             Luxury Flooring, Kansas City, Mo.

                             “The addition of the semi-finals competition at the mid-year June 2021 TISE event ramped
                             up the excitement and industry buzz surrounding the competition,” said Michelle Swayze,
                             senior marketing for TISE. “TISE plans on continuing to expand the competition around                                PROACTIVE CONCRETE SOLUTIONS
                             the country and increasing awareness of the incredibly important installation industry
                             trade!” See full story on page 28.                                                                                   ADMIXTURES • TOPICALS • SUSTAINABILITY • LEARNING



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