SOURCE: Florida Tile, Inc.

Florida Tile, Inc.

Florida Tile, Inc.

June 17, 2009 09:15 ET

Florida Tile Announces Membership in Tile Contractors' Association of America

LAKELAND, FL--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Florida Tile, a leading domestic manufacturer of high quality porcelain tile, is proud to announce its membership in the Tile Contractors' Association of America (TCAA). The TCAA has over a century of tradition, beginning in 1903, priding itself as the first and only professional association that exclusively serves the needs of the union tile contractor.

With active members around the country, the TCAA is dedicated to promoting the tile industry and ensuring that its members have the information, skills and tools needed to guarantee the highest levels of professionalism, reliability, skilled craftsmanship and technical performance. To achieve this, the TCAA offers a wealth of knowledge in its regular training sessions and expert supplier forums that present the newest innovations in tiles, tools and techniques on a large range of installation and technical issues.

Together with other industry related associations such as the International Masonry Institute (IMI), they have worked hard to develop the "Trowel of Excellence" certification program. This certification, offered only to members of TCAA, provides visible evidence that a union tile contractor stands head and shoulders above the competition. Companies that achieve "Trowel of Excellence" certification demonstrate better customer service, superior installations and adherence to higher industry standards.

With both companies having long and celebrated histories, the partnership will bring together the tremendous database of product, the industry knowledge of the national sales force of Florida Tile, and the real world installation experience and integrity of the TCAA. Through the common goal of delivering a great product from Florida Tile along with a precise, professional installation by the TCAA members, both can achieve distinction in our industry.

Florida Tile is a fully owned subsidiary of Panariagroup, a public company on the Milan Stock Exchange (MILAN: PAN MIB) and a leading manufacturer and distributor in over 60 countries around the world, through six manufacturing sites in Italy, Portugal and the USA and eight brands positioned in the high-end of the market. www.panariagroup.it

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