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ARCHITECTS & DESIGNERS

Gulf Tile provides architects and designers with a comprehensive suite of services and resources as well as an assigned outside account representative to bring our design solutions directly to you. Our offerings include Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes, an architect library stocked with valuable references, and an extensive collection of samples and catalogs to aid in design inspiration and product selection. The creation of lookbooks based on your specifications are offered as a complimentary service. Moreover, we extend invitations to exclusive trade events hosted at the historic Morgan Cigar Factory. Our architects and designers are granted access to our conference rooms, small private meeting spaces, and design rooms for the utmost convenience during private consultations and collaboration sessions.

PRIVATE DESIGN STUDIO SPACE AND MEETING ROOMS

1 Gulf Tile Arch Room
1 Gulf Tile Arch Room 2
1 Gulf Tile Arch Tiles
1 Gulf Tile Arch Librar
1 Gulf Tile Arch Library
Cigar Building Conference Room

PROJECT GALLERY

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE MORGAN CIGAR FACTORY

Gulf Tile hosts monthly A&D events on the third Thursday of each month at our design center located at the beautiful historic Morgan Cigar Factory in Tampa, FL. Some of these events provide architects and designers with the opportunity to earn the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) necessary to maintain their compliance with AIA and IDCEC standards. Please see the dates below for CEU earning opportunities.

Kindly RSVP for the events you plan to attend by emailing us at sales@gulftile.com.

 

FEBRUARY 15  |  New Release Presentation  |  3 pm Happy Hour  |  1 hour

TILES TO DELIVER THAT WOW FACTOR 

LOCATION: Morgan Cigar Factory  |  2802 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Join us for an exclusive unveiling event, where we'll introduce a revolutionary range of tiles designed to redefine architectural and design aesthetics. Witness firsthand how these innovative tiles combine cutting-edge technology and artistic craftsmanship to create spaces that exude a 'wow' factor. This event promises to be a game-changer for designers and architects seeking to push the boundaries of creativity and style in their projects.

 

MARCH 21  |  Noble CEU 1 credit  |  2 class options available: 12 pm Lunch and Learn or Happy Hour at 4 pm  

GOING CURBLESS 

LOCATION: Morgan Cigar Factory  |  2802 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Overview of the growing demand for curbless showers, the difference between curbless and barrier-free, the installation methods in the TCNA Handbook, and a host of design and installation considerations for a successful project.

GOING LINEAR: A step-by-step approach to the growing trend in design: Linear Drains!

MAY 16  |  American Olean CEU

LOCATION: Morgan Cigar Factory  |  2802 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

JUNE 20  |  New Release Presentation  |  3 pm Happy Hour  |  1 hour

SPRING INTO STYLE: UNEARTHING DESIGN GEMS

LOCATION: Morgan Cigar Factory  |  2802 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Join us this spring for an exciting new release presentation, showcasing a fresh collection of tiles designed to invigorate your projects. Discover innovative designs and textures that promise to add a unique flair to any space, perfectly blending aesthetics and functionality. This event is a must-attend for those looking to breathe new life into their architectural and design endeavors with the latest in tile trends.

AUGUST 15 |  Protecto Wrap CEU 1 credit  |  2 class options available: 12 pm Lunch and Learn or Happy Hour at 4 pm  

SOUND ISOLATION FOR TILE, STONE, AND LVP

LOCATION: Morgan Cigar Factory  |  2802 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

Explore the critical importance of sound isolation in multi-family construction design at our informative event, where experts will delve into why effective soundproofing is essential for enhancing living quality and privacy. We'll also demystify the differences between key sound ratings and classifications like STC (Sound Transmission Class) and IIC (Impact Insulation Class), offering insights into their testing methods and relevance in various construction scenarios.

SEPTEMBER 19 |  Protecto Wrap CEU 1 credit  |  2 class options available: 12 pm Lunch and Learn or Happy Hour at 4 pm  

WATERPROOFING EXTERIOR BALCONIES & DECKS FOR TILE AND STONE

LOCATION: Morgan Cigar Factory  |  2802 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

This class offers an overview of the history and evolution of ceramic tile and stone installation systems, emphasizing the various waterproof membranes and their installation techniques. It also provides guidance on choosing and applying different waterproofing types, their characteristics, and compliance with design codes and details, essential for professionals in tile and stone installations.

OCTOBER 17  |  American Olean CEU

LOCATION: Morgan Cigar Factory  |  2802 N Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33607

PRESENTATION OPTIONS

You have the freedom to select from two convenient options for your team: Bring your team to one of our design centers for a trade presentation or book a presentation with one of our outside sales representatives to present on location at your architecture firm or design studio.

While we've provided a list of some of the CEU courses available below, please feel free to contact us if you don't find the specific class your team desires; we're committed to customizing our offerings to meet your learning requirements. For additional options in workshops and classes focused on installation processes and methods, we invite you to visit our builder page.

NEW RELEASE PRESENTATION  |  20 MIN

Gulf Tile offers new release presentations to architecture and design studio teams to keep our A&D community updated on the latest trends and styles in design. 

CERAMIC TILE: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT  |  1 HR  |  1 CEU CREDIT

RECOGNIZED BY: HSW AIA IDCEC

This course starts with an explanation of the ANSI and TCNA criteria pertaining to ceramic tile and how they affect product use. It explains the complexity of using ceramic tile as a suitable source in building construction for interior and exterior applications and the potential for designs that are inherent to the product, such as: high-quality visuals, and the possibility of endless designs using a sustainable product. The course ends with an overview of new technologies that are available in the industry, as well as trends and systems.

PORCELAIN TILE MANUFACTURING AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES  |  1 HR  |  1 CEU CREDIT

ACCEPTED BY: HSW AIA HSW IDCEC

This class will provide industry professionals with a thorough understanding of the latest technologies in ceramic/porcelain tile production. This course focuses on ceramic/porcelain tile production, with a special emphasis on green practices to make the production process sustainable and with less impact on the environment.

TILE AND STONE INSTALLATION MATERIALS AND METHODS  |  1 HR  |  1 CEU CREDIT

ACCEPTED BY: HSW AIA IDCEC

This class equips professionals with in-depth knowledge and best practices for ensuring the longevity and integrity of tile and stone installations. Explore the many different products that are designed to protect your projects. 

SOUND ISOLATION FOR TILE, STONE, AND LVT  |  1 HR  |  AIA CES 1 HSW Learning Unit

This class offers valuable insights into the significance of sound isolation in the design and construction of multi-family buildings. Participants will delve into the distinctions between various sound ratings and classifications such as STC and IIC, gaining an understanding of how each is rigorously tested. We will also explore the testing methods that align with building code requirements for floor/ceiling configurations and their minimum standards. Through engaging case studies, we will illustrate the practical applications of these principles in different construction scenarios, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of sound isolation's pivotal role in the industry. 

WATERPROOFING EXTERIOR BALCONIES & DECKS FOR TILE & STONE  |  1 HR  | AIA CES 1 HSW Learning Unit

This class offers a comprehensive exploration of the evolution of tile and stone installation systems in relation to various waterproof membranes and their installation methods. We will delve into critical design criteria considerations for tile and stone, highlighting the impact of new technologies on both advancements and challenges in this field. The course will provide in-depth guidance on proper installation procedures and criteria for waterproofing tile and stone floors. Additionally, we will discuss the strategic application of different types of waterproofing based on their physical characteristics, ensuring compliance with codes and detailing requirements. 

PORCELAIN SLABS: THE FUTURE OF SURFACING |  1 HR  |  AIA CES 1 HSW Learning Unit

This class delves into the dynamic world of porcelain slabs, exploring manufacturing techniques that have sparked new trends in tile usage. We'll discuss cutting-edge installation procedures and emerging standards for gauged porcelain, emphasizing design sustainability. Discover how gauged porcelain tiles and panels offer versatile solutions for both new construction and renovations in residential and commercial settings. During the course, we'll address key questions such as: What exactly are porcelain slabs? What are their unique characteristics and benefits? Why is 12 mm considered the optimal thickness for porcelain slabs? We'll also explore crucial aspects of fabrication and installation related to porcelain slabs and showcase the diverse range of applications these innovative materials can fulfill. 

"WHERE THE WARMTH OF DESIGN AND STYLE IS CREATED."

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