TISE - The International Surface Event 2019

Discussion in 'Industry News, Training & Organizations' started by kwfloors, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    I been meaning to ask this as well.

    I heard the hardwood winner was phenomenal.
  2. Silence is deadly.

    Must be proprietary information that is reserved for the magazine for them to boast. I couldn’t care less who won what. I didn’t get paid to go, paid my own way. Retailer asked me who’s taking care of you out there. I said no one, I’m not a retailer.

    Unless I was looking to hire a good installer. But being in a fake box mock up doesn’t begin to comprise of everything desirable in an employee/Contractor.
  3. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I only saw a little of the competition. I also believe the hardwood guys did a really nice job. I didn't see any of the finished projects actually just pictures. To me the carpet part of it was a piece of cake and easy. The steps were all contoured, even the birdcage, so no sewing. That was a turn off to me. Also there was 3 levels of patterned carpet which none of the patterns were lined up to the other level and quarter turned besides. They were given instructions on how to do it and that is what they did. Ceramic, I have no clue what they had to do as I got there early and they were just getting started. I haven't seen any pictures of that.


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  4. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Any pics we can see...anywhere....links maybe??
  5. I didn’t take any and minimal of other things there. It was a big area and guys were working everywhere. I’m sure FCI magazine will have photos and Dave will have interviews.

    I didn’t get into the nuts and bolts of the competition or certification but I assume the skilled craftsman was by pictures of projects they submitted. There’s so much going on all packed in the 4 days. First time I didn’t go to any training.
  6. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member Senior Member

    I didn't find that area til much later in the day. Caught Roland there and talked a bit, taylor booth was there also so I got to see that vac I am looking at.
  7. Roland Thompson

    Roland Thompson Charter Member Senior Member

    Ok ,I have some free time so I will put in my 2 cents. It was sponsored by the Pro installers mag. so they will put out photos I am sure. Next unless you have been put into having to do work in front of thousands of retailers and installers looking over your work for 2 plus days you have know Idea how hard just that alone can be. They are graded for every move they make. One would be on following a work order. They had a written test they had to take also. The winner are.
    Ceramic, Allen Lewis.
    Hardwood, Matus Mazurek.
    Carpet, Chris Sessum.
    If anyone feels it was to easy, send in photos of your work and get into it next year.
    Sorry that I might sound a little on the not happy side. but this men worked hard doing their work.
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  8. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Thanks for the info Roland, And Congratulations to the winners :bow:
  9. It will be interesting to read about them.

    I have no idea of criteria. Skill level etc.
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