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Industry Awards

Best of Product Awards | The International Surface Event

The Best Of Product Awards

The TISE annual Products & Trends Digital Lookbook is a fan-favorite resource guide to view the new and most popular products. Product(s) entered into the Product & Trends Digital Lookbook are automatically entered into the Best of Product Awards.

The Top 10 products are voted on by the industry and attendees. Three products were chosen from all entries for TISE Best of Products, awarded by a panel of judges on the show floor at TISE. The official publication sponsors: Floor Trends, Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, Stone World, Floor Covering Installer, and TILE Magazine.

Best of Event Awards | The International Surface Event

The Best Of Event Awards

The Best Of Event Awards is an annual awards program for exhibiting companies whose product, program, service, business practice and/or booth design are considered to be “best of” in their class. The Best Of Event Awards winners for each show (SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo) are determined by a panel of judges appointed by the official publication sponsors: Floor Covering News, Stone World, and TILE Magazine. The winners were announced and awarded right on the show floor.

Best Booth / Innovation / Style & Design / Sustainability-Disruption / Technology

FCN Award of Excellence | The International Surface Event

FCN Award of Excellence

Sponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa Markets, proprietors of The International Surface Event (TISE), the Award of Excellence is a way for manufacturers’ customers—retailers, distributors, designers, installers and specifiers—to honor the companies they feel consistently provide the best service, professionalism of sales force, management responsiveness, value, design, B2B, handling of claims and ease of doing business.

FCW Dealers' Choice Awards | The International Surface Event

FCW Dealers' Choice Awards

For over 20 years Dealers' Choice has created excitement on the Surface's Show floor. It is the industry’s most prestigious product and merchandising awards program. It’s also the most meaningful — last year, nearly 1,600 retailers came to the FCW booth during Surfaces to cast their vote for the best new products.

National Installer of the Year Competition | The International Surface Event

The National Installer of the Year Award

The National Installer of the Year Installation Competition (The Nationals) will be returning LIVE on the show floor at TISE.

Three regional semi-finals are happening across the country to find the top 3 wood category and top 3 carpet category installer finalists. These finalist will compete LIVE in the national installation contest in Las Vegas for the title of The National Installer of the Year, receiving a prize package, and will own incredible bragging rights in the industry and to their customers.

Partners: International Certified Flooring Installers (CFI), National Wood Flooring Association (NWF), IUPAT, and ProInstaller Magazine
Sponsored by: Mohawk Flooring, QEP/Roberts, Taylor Adhesives   Additional support by FCI Magazine

Natural Stone Institute's Pinnacle Awards | The International Surface Event

Natural Stone Institute Awards Ceremony

This past January, the Natural Stone Institute held their annual Awards Ceremony celebrating to recognize winners of the Pinnacle and Grande Pinnacle AwardMigliore Award for Lifetime AchievementWomen in Stone Pioneer Award and Craftsman of the Year Award.

Two scholarships are also granted to - Women in Stone Empowerment Scholarship and the Natural Stone Scholarship

Presented by: Natural Stone Institute (NSI)

Stone World's Fabricator of the Year Award | The International Surface Event

Stone World's Fabricator of the Year Award

Each year, Stone World recognizes a leader in the stone industry as Fabricator of the Year. The Fabricator of the Year Award is presented at a ceremony, which is held during The International Surface Event (TISE) every January. This award has been a time-honored tradition for Stone World since 1988.

The winner of this award has met all of the criteria which includes: 

  • Cooperation in sharing technology with the industry.
  • Willingness to pioneer in the use of new technology.
  • Fostering educational programs for the training of stoneworkers in industry methods.
  • Promoting technological progress through association work.

Awards Given to the Show | The International Surface Event

TISE Event Accolades

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo | TileExpo is not only the premier event for the floor covering, stone, and tile industries, it is also highly-decorated and recognized amongst the tradeshow industry. Managed and owned by Informa, the world’s largest tradeshow event organizer, TISE is measured against other major industry events globally across every industry vertical. Informa strives to grow memorable event brands that engage with the industry verticals the event supports. Associations and media who cover the events industry honor shows through award accolades each year highlighting the strongest, most influential, forward-thinking brands. Below is a list of many of the awards TISE has received in the events industry. TISE exists to create experiences were passion and purpose come together!