Hammer + Nails: 
Technical content for installers, fabricators, contractors, and building professionals.

The traditional conference program at TISE has been completely revamped and will feature curated content that will offer the industry a whole new targeted, yet flexible way to gain training, knowledge, and information. The new program is called Converge. 

CONVERGE // con·verge // to tend or move toward one point or one another: come together: meet: the act of converging and moving toward union or uniformity: the convergence of three points.

In years past the program has been bogged down with up to 9 concurrent sessions, all day programming with barely any breaks, a complicated registration process and the same speakers for 20+ years!  With the new program, there are only 3 concurrent sessions, morning programming with afternoons to be on the show floor, and all new speakers. The focus will be on three main interests groups, Hammer + Nails, Suits, and Creatives. 

Contractors, home builders, installers, remodelers and fabricators attend TISE to source products for their building project, to make relationships with industry professionals and manufacturers, to gain knowledge in classroom and hands-on learning opportunities, to purchase products - all to expand their current horizon of building understanding and resources for all aspects of floor covering and surface materials.

  • Take education sessions that offer education credits
  • Enter installation competitions and receive recognition for your innovation and work
  • See, touch, and feel high-end flooring and installation in person
  • Hear directly from the industry leaders on their thoughts and vision behind the innovative spaces they've created
  • Watch presentations by some of the most acclaimed and famous design and architecture icons 
  • Shop on the event floor and take your very own treasures home with you 
  • Meet one-on-one with top industry's associations
  • Explore the event floor to discover design resources and gain inspiration 

Join us at TISE for the complete building and installation experience.

The North American Laminate Flooring Association (NALFA) is a not-for-profit trade association that represents the laminate flooring industry. The NALFA developed its certification programs as a way for floor covering professionals to enhance their careers and market themselves as experts. Plan to take NALFA sessions at TISE.

The Natural Fiber Industry's (NFIC) mission is to fill the need of the Natural Fiber Industry, to further much needed education for installers, sales people and reps.  NFIC offeres a comprehensive training in the area of Woven and Tufted wools. Plan to take the NFIC Certification at TISE.

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) is the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration. ICRI's mission is to be the leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus criteria. Plan to take the ICRI sessions at TISE.

Take advantage of additional special events and event experiences at this year's show. The International Surface Event is offering a NEW audio tour this year to inform and guide attendees through the show floor. Other initiatives include the resource guise, happy hours and industry donations. 

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