BALTIMORE, MD -- The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) are pleased to announce they will run two full days of demonstrations and host a tile installation certification program at the Remodeling Show | DeckExpo | JLC LIVE (R|D|J) show being held on October 6 and 7 in Baltimore, MD.

During this two-day, cross-discipline show, NTCA trainer and presenter, Mark Heinlein, and CTEF director of training and certification, Scott Carothers, will complete a total of eight presentations highlighting different aspects of tile installation, complete with live demonstrations. Over the course of the show, two complete floor areas will be prepared, tiled and finished. Presentations will include discussion of varying substrates; multiple methods of leveling and preparing substrate for installation; and the use and applications of multiple kinds of mortar, grout and sealants.

In addition, several tile installers will be taking the one-day Certified Tile Installer (CTI) test right on the show floor. 

R|D|J attracts a wide variety of residential construction professionals, professional deck builders, dock and railing professionals, remodelers, general contractors, marine contractors, and other specialty contractors from North America and over 20 countries from around the world. More information and registration are available at