Written and Photographed by Katie Hinkle | DENVER, CO | April 2nd, 2018

On February 24th, 2018, Brekhus Tile & Stone welcomed the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) to our training facility for a long day of testing for the Certified Tile Installer (CTI) Certificate. Undergoing a multiple-choice exam and a hands-on test, installers must pass this comprehensive test of the skills and knowledge. Rising to the challenge, some of our installers volunteered their weekend to face it head on.

With much pride, we here by announce that 60% of Brekhus Tile & Stone’s tile installers are CTI Certified! We are very proud of all our installers and their teams!

What is the CTI program?

The Certified Tile Installer (CTI) program is an exclusive group of professional ceramic tile installers.

Launched in 2008, the certification enables professional tile installers to provide industry-recognized proof of their abilities. It is a validation of skills and knowledge of men and women installing tile successfully in the United States.

Both parts of the test are based on current industry standards and best practices for a sound installation that exhibits good workmanship. The tests require that both the observable and non-observable characteristics of a finished installation are executed properly.

How Does CTI Certification Benefit YOU?

Brekhus Tile & Stone’s CTI credentials provides you with a mechanism to identifying the proficiency level of our tile installers. Ensuring that your tile projects are installed correctly from the beginning, your projects will look beautiful for years to come.

“We now have with NTCA Certified Standards, which is what we are certifying in, it gives your installers something that they can achieve. They’ve got a proper standard that they need to achieve so you can concentrate on your customers and your quality and give them what they need, and your installers can provide the proper look.” – Kevin Insalato, CTEF CTI Coordinator

As an added benefit, customers in our area gain the confidence of getting a great installation; which is an important dynamic of our industry’s goal of reinforcing the desire for tile.

Providing the only certification recognized by the tile industry, the Ceramic Tile Education Foundation (CTEF) is a reliable assessment of the skills and knowledge of individual installers.




About Brekhus Tile & Stone

Brekhus Tile & Stone is a family-owned tile and stone installation contractor based in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 1998, the company excels at complex, custom, high-end stone and tile installation projects that present technical challenges.

Working throughout the state of Colorado, Brekhus has delivered superior craftsmanship in hundreds of jobs in shopping malls, office buildings, apartment complexes and the nation’s largest restaurant and hotel chains. Our clientele includes: Denver International Airport, Ralph Carr Justice Center, Capital Grille, the Ameristar Casino Resort at Black Hawk, Coors Field, Union Station, and Civic Center Station. In addition to commercial work, Brekhus also designs and builds high-end residential projects including kitchens, bathrooms, spas, heated decks and other luxury home features requiring custom tile and stone. Brekhus Tile & Stone has its own fabrication facility – Brekhus Marble & Granite. On top of being able to cut granite, marble, and other stone to precise specifications, Brekhus Marble & Granite also works with all varieties of flooring tile, porcelain, and other materials.

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Address: 860 S Jason St. Denver, CO 80223
Email: marketing@brekhustile.com
Phone: 303 494 9255