The International Surface Event (TISE) honored nine (9) exhibiting companies with the prestigious “Best of Show” awards on January 22, 2015 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Participating exhibitors vied for the top honor in several categories including Booth Design, Innovation, Style & Design, Sustainability, Technology and Best Product.
“The Best of Show awards recognize exceptional companies and true pioneers of products, services, tools and technologies that exhibit not only cutting-edge designs but tried and true products which continue to enhance the industry,” said Amie Gilmore, CEM, Director of The International Surface Event. “The increasing popularity of these awards year after year continues to spark the spirit of friendly competition among our Exhibitors.”
Best of SURFACES
The Best of SURFACES awards were presented in the following categories: Booth Design, Innovation, Style & Design, Sustainability and Technology. The judging panel was tasked with reviewing over 65 entries and selecting a winner in each one of the categories.
The winners for Best of SURFACES 2015 were awarded as follows:
- Booth Design (1200 sq.ft. or less) – Wickham Hardwood Flooring
- Booth Design (1201 sq.ft. or more) – Bedrosians Tile & Stone
- Innovation – Mohawk Flooring for SmartStrand Forever Clean Carpet
- Style & Design – Johnson Hardwood Flooring for the Alehouse Series
- Sustainability – W.F. Taylor Co. for TruRenew Premium Bio-Renewable Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
- Technology – Spray-Lock Inc. for Ruglock Non-Slip Rug Grip In A Can
Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas
The Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas awards were presented winners in three categories: Innovation, Technology and Sustainability.
The winners for Best of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas were awarded as follows:
- Innovation – Regent Stone Products for the Twist Shim
- Technology – ETemplate Systems for the ELaser CT
- Sustainability – MStone Stone & Tile for Slimline Stone Laminates
Best of Product Marketplace
Thousands of products and technologies are either unveiled or reintroduced to the market every year at TISE. Attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorite products featured by participating exhibitors in the Product Marketplace by texting their votes from the show floor in January. The companies who received top votes for Best Product of SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo were:
Best Product of SURFACES 2015:
Harris Wood (a quality brand of Q.E.P. Co., Inc.) for Aspen White Oak Castle Creek
Aspen White Oak Castle Creek mimics a true weathered and worn wood, while including all of the benefits of a low maintenance pre-finished floor. The ultra-low gloss appearance coupled with the beauty of White Oak provides a visual that is perfect for any setting.
Best Product of StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2015:
GranQuartz for the Omni Cubed Pro-Lift Automatic
The Pro-Lift Automatic was engineered by Omni Cubed for optimum safety, ease and convenience. It allows for much safer lowering, transporting and lifting of very tall and heavy countertops. The Pro-Lift features a long-lasting, rechargeable battery pack; wireless remote; countertop clamp; kick-brake; flat-free, non-marking tires; and weighs only 74 pounds.
Best Product of TileExpo 2015:
TileRedi USA for the Center Redi Trench®
This one piece shower pan is manufactured in several sizes and has been designed with an integral curb, pitch and drain featuring the industry’s hottest Redi Trench designer-look to accommodate any center drain shower application.
For more information and photos of those honored for the Best of SURFACES and StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas visit www.TISEwest.com/Bestof2015. For more information and photos of those honored in the Product Marketplace, please visit www.TISEwest.com/ProductMarketplaceAwards.
Save the Dates
The International Surface Event East 2015 (TISE East) will be held November 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For information about attending or exhibiting at TISE East 2015, visit www.TISEeast.com, email at info@TISEeast.com or call 866.550.6808.
The International Surface Event 2016 (TISE) will be held January 19 – 22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with Design & Construction Week™ 2016. For information about attending or exhibiting at TISE 2016, visit www.TISEwest.com, email at info@TISEwest.com or call 800.547.3477.