Coverings 2024

The 2024 edition of Coverings took place in Atlanta, Georgia, and featured nearly 25,000 industry professionals and almost 1,100 exhibitors from 40 countries.

Outdoor Oasis (Photo credit: Coverings 2024)

Coverings, an international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, recently wrapped up the 2024 edition of the event, which took place from April 22 to 25 at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Almost 25,000 industry professionals gathered at Coverings 2024, along with an influx of first-time attendees, young professionals and other key audiences from around the world.

Coverings 2024, marked its return to Atlanta for the first time in six years. The event took place over the course of four days across a show footprint spanning Halls B and C of the convention center.

The show floor featured interactive breakout and networking areas, design-forward exhibits,  product displays, sessions,  demonstrations, live podcast recordings and more.

Show Floor Stages (Photo credit: Coverings 2024)

Various global pavilions featured tile, stone and equipment displays from the United States, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, Portugal and beyond. In total, Coverings 2024 featured nearly 1,100 exhibitors from 40 countries.

This year’s event featured an increase in young professional attendees, with 24 per cent of eventgoers belonging in this category.

On Tuesday, April 23, over 150 students from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and Georgia’s technical colleges, including Dalton Academy, Atlanta Technical College and Georgia Building Trades Academy, were in attendance.

“Coverings has always been a show by the community and for the community and, as such, we are especially proud of the consistent rise in our young professionals audience,” said Jenn Heinold, president of Taffy Event Strategies, the show management company for Coverings. “Coverings has become the hub for the tile and stone industry, with more ‘next-gen’ professionals seeking Coverings as an annual destination for product sourcing, networking, learning and enhancing their respective skillsets.”

Coverings 2024’s attendance metrics are complemented by increases in first-time attendees showgoers, accounting for almost half of attendance, and significant purchasing power among attendees.

“Coverings consistently cultivates fresh insights for innovative collaborations while facilitating impactful business connections and profitable partnerships,” said Heinold. “This enduring appeal draws exhibitors back to the event year after year to engage with influential tile and stone decision-makers, source global products and lay the foundation for business growth.”

Outdoor Oasis (Photo credit: Coverings 2024)

Coverings 2024 featured the brand-new Outdoor Oasis, which was created in collaboration with Tributary Revelation. This space provided a central location for learning sessions, awards presentations, mindfulness workshops and networking opportunities. The crowd-favourite “outdoor” environment showcased tile from Landmark Ceramics, SICIS and STN Ceramica, seating areas and a pool.

The Galvanize Women’s Lounge was another space that was new this year and offered attendees the option to connect, celebrate and be inspired by like-minded women, which included key participants from leading industry women’s groups.

Earth Day, April 22, was commemorated during Coverings 2024 with workshops, displays, tours and philanthropic programs to showcase ceramic tile’s multitude of eco-friendly traits and vital role in building a greener future.

Fan-favourites at Coverings 2024 were the revamped Artisan Showcase and return of programming and attractions, such as the Rock Stars Program, Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards, Coverings Podcast Studio, Stone Fabricator’s Alliance (SFA) Cage, Distributor Lounge, Art Tile Village, CTI and ACT testing from the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF), and three Coverings Stages back by popular demand: Installation Innovation Stage, Fabricator Stage and Trends & Solutions Stage.

Those interested in attending Coverings 2025, which is slated to take place from April 29 to May 2, 2025, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, can sign up here to be notified when event registration opens.

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Galvanize Women’s Lounge (Photo credit: Coverings 2024)
Galvanize Women’s Lounge (Photo credit: Coverings 2024)
Outdoor Oasis (Photo credit: Coverings 2024)
Show Floor Stages (Photo credit: Coverings 2024)
Show Floor Stages (Photo credit: Coverings 2024)