Coverings Announces CID & Rock Star Award Winners

Coverings (, the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, has announced the 18 projects receiving the coveted Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards for 2020. The CID Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects.

A panel of editors and industry leaders evaluated the project submissions. The submissions were based on tile and stone execution, original usage and overall design and purpose. Special recognition was given to those projects exemplifying spectacular tile and stone applications.

Projects were awarded using eight categorical designations: Residential Tile Installation, Residential Tile Design, Residential Stone Installation, Residential Stone Design, Commercial Tile Installation, Commercial Tile Design, Commercial Stone Installation, and Commercial Stone Design. The CID Awards are sponsored by TileLetter, Tile Magazine and Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine.

2020 CID Award winners and special recognition honorees are as follows:

2020 CID Award Winners: Design

Commercial Stone Design:
Redefining the Classic Brownstone
Materials Marketing
Chicago, Ill.

Commercial Tile Design, Hospitality:
Mercado Little Spain
Juli Capella
New York, N.Y.

Commercial Tile Design:
Valley Plaza
Architecture Design Collaborative
Bakersfield, Calif.

Residential Stone Design, Small:
Lux Modern Master Suite
Angela Todd Studios
Hood River, Ore.

Residential Stone Design, Large:
One Man’s Home is Another Man’s Castle
Materials Marketing
Madison, Va.

Residential Tile Design, Large:
Ocean Reef
Armina Interiors
Ocean Reef Club, Fla.

Residential Tile Design, Small:
New York Inspired Bathroom
Details Tile and Remodeling
McKinney, Texas

Residential Tile & Stone Design:
Bespoke Renovation
Empire Kitchen & Bath
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2020 CID Award Winners: Installation
Commercial Stone Installation:
Christ Cathedral
Carnevale & Lohr, Inc.
Garden Grove, Calif.

Commercial Tile Installation:
Hotel Bennett
David Allen Company
Charleston, S.C.

Residential Stone Installation:
Portland White House
Columbia River Tile & Stone Inc.
Portland, Ore.

Residential Tile Installation:
Corte Madera Pool Grotto
Heritage Marble & Tile Inc.
Corte Madera, Calif.

2020 CID Award Special Recognitions

Innovation in Tile:
12×12 Porcelain Tile as Roof Tile
Ironstone Strong, Ltd.
Sunset, S.C.

Museo de las Colecciones Naturales
COR Asociados
Alicante, Spain

Hand-Cut Kachemak Bay Steam Shower
Tierra Tile
Homer, Ark.

RiverHouse – Bring the Outside In
Point Pleasant, Pa.

Six Beautiful Butterflies
Custom Mosaic Creations, Inc.
Silverton, Ore.

Artisan Installation:
Hand Cut Octopus Mosaic
Tierra Tile
Homer, Ark.

Each 2020 CID Award winner received $2,000. The honorees will be celebrated with an awards ceremony at Coverings 2021 and have their projects displayed via a specially designed flipbook and video at

Additionally, Coverings announced the 14 winners of the 2020 Rock Star Awards. The Coverings Rock Star program recognizes emerging leaders in the tile and stone industry by awarding the best and brightest young talent.

The program commemorates its sixth year in 2020 and furthers Coverings’ mission to support the growth and success of the industry by distinguishing talented young leaders as well as fostering networking and educational opportunities.

Designer (1):

  • Brennan Broome, Designer, EoA Group, Miami, Fla.

Distributor (1):

  • Kristin Scholemer, Owner, Calia Stone, Chicago, Ill.

Fabricator (1):

  • Michaela Steinbach, General Manager, Mario & Son, Liberty Lake, Wash.

Installer (5):

  • Illisha Harris, Owner, Lead Designer and Installer, Coastal Custom Tile and Design, Swansboro, N.C.
  • Janice Hill, Project Manager, DW Sanders Tile & Stone Contracting, Inc., Marietta, Ga.
  • Ulas Maris, Stone and Tile Installer, Maris Tile Pro, East Moriches, N.Y.
  • Joseph Mattice, Owner and Installer, On the Level, Simpsonville, S.C.
  • Trey Toca, President, Toca Flooring, Metairie, La.

Manufacturer (2):

  • Arturo Duarte, USA Commercial Manager, CREST, Monterrey, Mexico
  • Brittany Storm, Sustainability Manager, MAPEI, Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Other (PR Firm) (1):

  • Kristin Coleman, Vice President, NovitĂ  Communications, New York, N.Y.

Other (Technology) (1):

  • Raj Katta, Technology/Functionality Specialist, Stone Grid, LLC, Windermere, Fla.

Retailer (1):

  • Jimmy Bellew, Owner, Bellew Tile, Sandwich, Mass.

Trade Association (1):

  • Ryan Marino, Standards, Development and Research Manager, Tile Council of North America, Anderson, S.C.

Each 2020 Rock Star Award winner received a gift card and was recognized during Coverings Connected.