Stone suppliers maintain a presence at Surfaces 2008

March 1, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Surfaces 2008 was held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center from January 30 to February 1.

Considered to be the leading trade exhibition for floor covering professionals, Surfaces 2008 took place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center from January 30 to February 1. And while suppliers of stone and related materials are minority players at the event, they have maintained a steady presence over the years, with new introductions being released on the show floor.

Included were displays of stone in tile and slab format, as well as a broad range of stone mosaics. Stone could also be found in a variety of finishes, including honed and polished surfaces as well as textured designs. Additionally, Surfaces 2008 included suppliers of stone care, maintenance and installation products. Many of these companies offered hands-on displays on the show floor to demonstrate the effectiveness and use of these products.

The event draws retailers, installers, distributors, architects and designers from across the country.

A “New Product Pavilion” was established to provide exhibiting companies an opportunity to promote their newest products. This pavilion was prominently located at the entrance of Hall G.

Hanley Wood, the organizer of the event, estimates that the crowd in attendance at Surfaces 2008 approached the previous year’s total of more than 38,000, and more than 1,000 exhibiting companies took part.

In addition to the exhibits and demonstrations on the show floor, Surfaces 2008 included a full conference program. Sessions included:

• Peter Craig - “Understanding, Avoiding & Correcting Moisture-Related Flooring Problems” (three-hour workshop)

• Rod Sigman and Danny McNair - “The Facts About Natural Stone” (three-hour workshop)

• Sam Allman - “How to Survive and Thrive During a Slowing Economy”

• Bart Basi, Ph.D. - “Your Money, Your Business – Financial Management for the Business Owner”

• Vincent Marazita, CSI - “Stone Trends”

• Gregory Mowat - “Selling Natural Stone Tile - What Makes it Different Than Ceramic?”

The official sponsor of Surfaces is the World Floor Covering Association (WFCA), the floor covering industry’s largest advocacy organization representing floor covering retailers, contractors and allied service providers throughout North America.

The next edition of Surfaces will take place from February 3 to 5, 2009 (conference), with the exhibition held from February 2 to 5. The event will once again be housed at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

November 2013 Stone Products Gallery

Take a look at some of the latest stone industry products.


Stone World Magazine

April 2014 stone world cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine


2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Training Program

How formal is your training program for new employees?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

Italian Trade Commission logo 2

The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!


Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTube