Record Attendance Reported by Show

Alexandria, VA — Coverings 2006, the trade show for tile and stone, drew 33,649 attendees this year, a record for the four-day event, show organizers reported.

The show, conducted in Orlando in early April, saw attendance rise 4.4% over last year, according to Tamara Christian, show director and president of National Trade Productions, which manages the annual show.

Attendance at Coverings has grown 24.4% over the past three years, Christian said, noting that the event attracts tile and stone distributors, remodeling contractors, stone fabricators, architects, interior designers and retailers.