iQ Power Tools at Coverings 2016Sarah Hurtado
9am Day 1 came up fast. We had our booth up and we were ready to experience Coverings firsthand. We were not disappointed. There were so many people to meet, beautiful tile to be admired, and new products and tools to be seen and used.
iQ fell right into place within the new products category. We released the newest saw in the iQ Family, the iQTS244, the world’s first dry cut tile saw with integrated dust collection. All those who walked by our booth were blown away. By the first afternoon, the word of a waterless and dustless saw had started to spread.
By Day 2, the crowds had begun to form. People in all aspects of the industry had to see what people were calling the “magic saw”. We had everyone from designers, to contactors, to stone manufacturers, to other exhibitors interested in the iQTS244. No water and no dust – the concept was mind blowing to each person who stopped by the booth. Every time we made a cut the crowd erupted with questions and excitement. We were the only booth cutting inside without any type of tarping or water tent. All 300+ cuts we made during our time at Coverings were 100% water free.
As the show progressed, the crowds grew in size. People were taking videos of our demos to send to friends and colleagues. Others were grabbing co-workers and fellow association members and bringing them to our booth to see the iQTS244 live and in action. With the buzz continuing to grow, we were visited by multiple different magazines interested in writing articles and featuring this new waterless and dustless saw in their publications. The feedback we received was invaluable. This is a tool that can be a complete game changer for the tile industry.
With so much to do and see at Coverings, we hope you had an opportunity to view the iQTS244 in action and to drop by our booth to speak with us. We had a great time introducing the tile saw as well as meeting so many key people in the tile industry. We are already integrating the information and feedback into exciting new products and accessories that will be available soon.