Exhibitor Demos

Need to pick a manufacturer's brain or clear up some installation instructions?  Top manufacturers lead interactive demonstrations of best practices and quick tips for smooth installations of their products.

Are you an exhibiting manufacturer that would like to demo a product?  Contact your account executive today to add your demonstration to this growing list!

Scheduled Demonstrations

2018 LIVE Exhibitor Demos will be available in Late Spring. Check back in May for more information! In the meantime, though, below shows what was available at the 2017 event, which took place at the Music City Center in Nashville, October 26–27, 2017.

Schluter Systems Tile Clinic—The Next Generation Bathroom

The Next Generation Bathroom allows you to create a spa-like retreat, with built-in seats and benches, inset shelves and niches, low-profile linear drains, heated floors, and even steam showers. Schluter®-Systems offers a complete line of products with options that integrate together to form a fully bonded, watertight assembly for tiled barrier-free showers. Create a bathroom that allows you to age in place, while meeting all of your design requirements today.

Join us at our Tile Clinic, Booth #1703, directly across from the Schluter Systems booth, Booth #1701, to: 

    - Learn how to create a fully waterproof and vapor-tight enclosure. 

    - Learn simple and effective solutions to protect moisture-sensitive substrates, prevent mold growth, and          preserve the integrity of the tiled surface. 

    - Identify the benefits and challenges associated with barrier free showers open concept bathrooms. 

We will build out Next Generation Bathroom in three dstages each day. 

Clinic Schedule: Booth 1703

Thursday, October 26

10:30 a.m.    Schluter® KERDI-Board
  2:00 p.m.    Schulter® Shower System
  3:30 p.m.    Schluter® DITRA-HEAT

Friday, October 27

10:30 a.m.    Schluter® KERDI-Board
  1:00 p.m.    Schluter® DITRA-HEAT and DITRA-HEAT DUO

Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Safety Demonstration

Many Americans view adding a deck to their home as a simple, do-it yourself project. However, since 2003, there have been thousands of reported injuries and more than 20 deaths as a result of deck collapse. To help raise awareness about the prevalence of deck collapse and promote code-compliant deck construction, Simpson Strong-Tie will stage a live deck collapse on-site.

The demonstration features a deck that is 8 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep and 7 ft. tall. Although the decks look similar, one is safe and the other is not. Come see if you can tell the difference while learning about the common causes of deck failure and the five warning signs of an unsafe deck. We also will discuss the critical connectionis on a safe, code-compliant deck.

For more information about deck safety and to download our free guide visit the Simpson Strong Tie Center.

Deck Collapse takes place both Thursday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Booth 1319

Deck Installation Workshop

Join Palram in Booth 735 each day as Ray Steward, owner of RWS Decks, demonstrates tips and tricks you can use to save time on your future deck installations.

Clinic Schedule: Booth 735

Thursday, October 26

11:00 a.m. Three Proven Ways to Knock 10+ Hours Off Your Next Deck Installation

Friday, October 27

11:00 a.m. Three Proven Ways to Knock 10+ Hours Off Your Next Deck Installation