a leading provider of surface preparation systems, tile and stone
installation systems and concrete repair and restoration products, is
excited to announce its partnership with Coverings as the sole sponsor
of tile setting materials for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
(UNLV), School of Architecture design tiling course - "Mediations on
Making - Exploring Furniture Design."
The course instructs students and future designers on the use of tile
medium as a source of furniture design and includes a focus on tile
installation best practices, specifically around furniture design. Each
student will design a bench using tile and stone as its only source
material and a jury will select six for construction. The benches will
be displayed on the show floor during Coverings for everyone to enjoy
these wonderful works of art and will then be part of a silent auction
during the show to benefit the Ceramic Tile Education Fund (CTEF) and
ProSpec is sponsoring a seventh bench to be constructed, allowing an
additional student designer the opportunity to see their design come to
life and become part of the ProSpec booth during Coverings.
ProSpec is dedicated to its support of industry education, the Coverings
bench project and future tile designers by providing them with valuable,
first-hand resources for their class project. As a 2014 sponsor of CTEF,
ProSpec is excited that the proceeds of the silent auction will support
CTEF and its mission of professional tile installation through training,
education and certification.
"We are deeply committed to the tile industry and thrilled to be part of
this design project," said Sean Smith, director of strategic growth for
ProSpec. "Our team will provide hands-on instruction of proper tile
system design and application best practices and guide the students
throughout the process toward a successful project."
ProSpec PermaFlex 500 was selected for this project because of its
superior flexibility, bond strength and durability. ProColor Sanded Tile
Grout combined with ProColor StainGuard Grout Additive will be the grout
used on the project. ProColor StainGuard Grout Additive provides
effortless protection for grouts against stain, mold and mildew. This
easy-to-use combination will provide beautiful grout joints without the
need to seal the grout. It will ensure the benches remain picturesque
and able to withstand the elements of Mother Nature for years to come.
"These students are the future designers and installers of our trade and
we're thrilled to be able to provide them with the guidance and support
needed to help make them successful professionals. We hope others see
inspiration through this project and it encourages them to join the
industry," added Smith.
For more information about the Coverings bench project and to follow
along on the journey the students are undertaking, visit ProSpec.com
or the Coverings
Blog for periodic updates on this initiative.
ProSpec provides architects, engineers and commercial/residential
construction contractors with the finest in professionally specified
construction products that include surface preparation systems, tile and
stone installation systems and concrete repair and restoration products.
The ProSpec brand is a registered trademark of Bonsal American, Inc., an
Oldcastle company. Bonsal American is part of the Oldcastle
Architectural division within Oldcastle. Additional information is
available by calling 1-800-334-0784 or online at prospec.com.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Visit the booth at Coverings, #5098, to learn
more about ProSpec packaged tile and stone installation products,
concrete restoration and repair products, and flooring/surface
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