We’re talking Tile on January 26 at #KBtribechat!

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings

In early celebration of National Tile Day (mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 23), and in gearing up for Coverings 2022, which will take place April 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, #KBtribechat will feature a very special “Let’s Talk Tile” chat session on Wednesday, January 26 at 2 p.m. EST. 

Join peers and contacts from around the globe for this tile-focused Twitter chat to connect with kitchen and bath industry specialists, tile and stone industry experts, designers, architects, builders, contractors, installers, distributors, retailers, media outlet editors, and all types of tile enthusiasts. 

KBtribechat’s January 26 session will involve a lively discussion about the benefits and uses of porcelain and ceramic tile for specific applications as well as a look at some of the best and most exciting tile trends. Coverings 2022 event plans and updates will also be part of the chat. 

Ceramic tile is one of the most versatile surface materials and innovative design options, with many available shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, and finishes. Yes, tile is beautiful, but it is also one of the healthiest and most hygienic choices available, being naturally resistant to bacteria, dust and other harmful pollutants.

Tile is low-maintenance and easy to clean, with superior performance in kitchens, baths and just about any indoor and outdoor specified location. Unlike many other surface options, ceramic tile offers sustainability benefits including being energy efficient and recyclable. Slip- and fire-resistant, tile provides uncompromising safety without sacrificing style.

Coverings is the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Only at Coverings can kitchen and bath professionals, architects, designers, installers, retailers, distributors, fabricators, contractors, and many others from across the world experience the full benefits of tile, trending products, beautiful vignettes, and robust educational programs at no cost. Join this chat and Let’s Talk Tile. 

Also, learn more and register at no cost to attend Coverings 2022 at coverings.com.

For more tile information and inspiration, visit whytile.com.

Our #KBtribechat Questions:

Q. 1. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Many K&B and trade pros say tile offers true timeless luxury. Why do you think this is the case? Tweet a tile install pic that shows off timeless luxury.

Q. 2. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Outdoor kitchens and all sorts of alfresco living spaces are growing in popularity these days. What outdoor tile projects have you been a part of recently, or what do you love about tiled outdoor spaces? Pics please! 

Q. 3. #KBtribechat @Coverings: If you had to choose, which topic for your 2022 K&B or tile business success keeps you up at night, and why: Installation & Fabrication, Workforce & Profits, or Materials & Trends?

Q. 4. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Time for show and tell. Share a short description and a pic of your favorite tile installation (yours or one you admire) from 2021. 

Q. 5. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Health, wellness and environment are top of mind for everyone. Have you talked about the health/hygienic benefits of porcelain and ceramic tile compared to plastic/vinyl materials with your clients/customers? Why or why not? 

Q. 6. #KBtribechat @Coverings: What are you seeing as the latest tile trends in sizes, shapes, colors, designs, patterns, themes, etc.? Share pics if you can. 

Q. 7. #KBtribechat @Coverings: What was the most innovative, creative or unexpected use of tile you saw or heard about in 2021, or recent years? 

Q. 8. #KBtribechat @Coverings: A 3-parter here… What do you love about Las Vegas; what do you love about attending Coverings; and have you registered for #Coverings2022? Go! 

Join this Twitter conversation

at 2pm ET on Wednesday

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

Our 1/19 #KBtribechat is all about Beautiful Bathrooms.

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions: 

1.) Please share images of bathrooms you LOVE and tell us why you find them exciting!

2.) Stunning surfaces are often the focal point of beautiful bathrooms. Share installations that prove this point from showers to countertops to flooring and walls.

3.) Share your design crush faucets, sinks, shower fittings and tubs!

4.) What bathroom lighting has wowed you lately?

5.) What bathroom organizers, storage solutions or tech has WOWed you lately?

6.) Built-in appliances in (or near) the master bathroom? Yes, please!  What appliances take luxury to the next level in the master suite?

Join this Twitter chat conversation

at 2pm ET on Wednesday, January 19

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions

1/12 at #KBtribechat – Mudrooms and Drop Zones

A design discussion!

We have a Mud Rooms group Pinterest board. Let us know if you’d like an invite!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1.) What are the benefits of having a mudroom?

Share pictures of mudrooms you like!

Q2.) What locations in the home work best for mudrooms? Do you combine the mud room area with other rooms? What room combos do you suggest?

Q3.) What features are best for a useful mud room? Share your design ideas and pictures!

Q4.) What materials work well for mud rooms?

Q5.) Would the mud room be a good drop zone area for the entire family? What design features would help organize this?

Q6.) What other areas of the home work well for drop zone placement? Explain your ideas!

Q7.) What drop zone storage solutions do you like to keep this area clutter free and looking good?

Join this Twitter discussion

on Wednesday, January 12

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

January 5 at #KBtribechat – Kitchen Islands

A design discussion!

This beautiful kitchen features a marble look with Crossville Inc. porcelain counters and walls in State of Grace unpolished. The white high gloss acrylic cabinet doors are Northern Contours and the aluminum frame with back painted glass cabinet doors on the pantry are Element Designs new AF016.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What materials, finishes and details are currently popular for kitchen island cabinetry and hardware?

2.) What is trending for kitchen island countertops? Materials? Edge details?

3.) Do you like to match the kitchen island to the perimeter? Why or why not?

4.) Island countertops with an overhang for seating are popular. What design solutions do you like to add style to the eating bar side of an island?

5.) What are the pros and cons on designing in a sink and dishwasher or cooktop on the island?

6.) What features are nice to have or useful on a kitchen island? Share pictures!

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, January 5

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions

#KBtribechat at #KBIS2022

Save the dates!

KBtribe attending KBIS:

Please join us for two, fun in person KBtribechat events at KBIS 2022.

We are so excited for KBIS 2022 and will be starting off the show with an exciting, not to be missed event!  The Progressive KBtribechat will be hosted by three sponsors, Rev-a-shelf, Wellborn Cabinet and Signature Kitchen Suite. The tour will start in the Rev-a-shelf booth (W951) at 1:30 pm eastern on the first day of the show. Enjoy networking in person with other industry pros while discovering the latest innovations and sharing on social media!  Each exhibitor host has an insiders program planned with treats and fun surprises. (Photos by Lisa Stewart Photography)

Attend to get a KBtribechat tote and fill it with goodies from each host. Pick up your I ❤️ KBtribechat bag at the first stop and fill it with swag from each sponsor. 

Put both KBtribechat events on your show planner!


Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS

1:30 to 3pm ET in the west hall


1:30pm – 1:55 pm  Rev-A-Shelf (booth W951)

2pm – 2:25pm  Wellborn Cabinet (booth W1536)

2:30pm – 2:55pm  Signature Kitchen Suite (booth W2029)


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

KBtribechat Meet and Greet

2:00 to 3:00 pm eastern

Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation in Booth W2554. 

Join in the fun and get connected in person during the Wednesday KBtribechat hour at the show. Event participants will go home with a fun surprise.

Save these events to your show planner. We want to see you there! 

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat news

#KBtribechat is taking a holiday break.

With the 49th and final KBtribechat conversation of 2021 completed, here’s what we’re looking forward to next month. See you back on Twitter on January 5 for the start of our 2022 discussions!

Our January Line-Up of Topics:

January 5 – Kitchen Islands

January 12 –  Mudrooms & Drop Zones

January 19 – Luxury Bathrooms

January 26 – Why Tile? – Hosted by Coverings

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat news

Whirlpool Corporation to Explore Today’s Gourmet Kitchen Trends in Upcoming #KBTribeChat

Many homeowners are still choosing to spend more time at home than they did pre-pandemic, which has resulted in a lot of activity in the kitchen. In fact, 71% of homeowners say they will continue to prepare the majority of their meals at home, which can help save money.

Whether renovating their home or buying a new one, consumers are looking for a kitchen space that can help them meet their healthy eating goals as well as assist when entertaining guests. How can you create a kitchen that inspires gourmet-level results? 

Join Whirlpool Corporation (@WhirlpoolCorp) on Wednesday, December 15, as the company hosts a KBTribeChat on ways to design gourmet kitchens that create endless meal possibilities for the home chef. From design ideas to technology, this interactive and informative discussion provides industry professionals with valuable tips to make their kitchen projects a success.

Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, designs appliance solutions that offer ways to enhance the cooking experience in the kitchen, and creates culinary possibilities. The Whirlpool Corporation brand portfolio has been thoughtfully designed to help building industry professionals meet the needs and wants of today’s homebuyers, whether they’re looking for an appliance to streamline mealtimes or help them create restaurant-quality meals.

Save the date for 2 p.m. ET Wednesday, December 15 as Whirlpool Corporation plays host to a discussion on creating a gourmet kitchen.

Preview our KBtribechat questions:

  1. What features and design elements define a gourmet kitchen? 
  2. Which kitchen appliances are consumers looking for to help them achieve gourmet-level results? 
  3. How is smart home technology playing a role in today’s luxury kitchens?
  4. How has the last year influenced what consumers are looking for in their kitchens? 
  5. A gourmet kitchen should combine both beauty and function. What tips can you share for attaining that balance within the space?

Join our Twitter discussions

at 2pm ET on Wednesdays

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions


Sponsored by Duravit and Hosted by Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC

The wellness-designed primary bathroom has well-organized storage, generous fixtures, ample natural light and nature views, along with designer-curated personalization. 

Primary bathrooms have become spaces to relax and refresh both body and soul for our busy lives. No longer intended to just facilitate hygiene, these essential rooms are now designed to inspire through form and finish, as well as with light and layout. Biophilia is a strong element via nature-influenced forms and hues. The effect is luxurious, nuanced and personalized, and the goal is for clients to “bloom” in the space where they start and end their hectic days.

Explore the latest fixtures and faucets, furnishings, and opportunities to enhance your bathroom projects with wellness design consultant and Wellness by Design book author Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC and global manufacturer and sponsor Duravit. This lively informative KBtribechat on Luxury Bathrooms (With a Wellness Design Emphasis) will take place on Wednesday, December 8th at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT.

Jamie’s latest book for Simon & Schuster includes three complete chapters on bathrooms. 

Our KBtribchat Questions:

1. How have your primary bathroom projects changed in recent years in terms of budget, size and scope (e.g., incorporating walk-in closets, enhanced wellness features, dressing rooms, fitness areas, etc.)?

2. How does the concept of wellness play into bathroom projects in terms of design and product choice?

3. Are there certain materials and finishes, shapes and or wellness enhancements that you find are very popular in bathroom design at the moment? 

4. From a wellness, hygiene and even technology standpoint, what are must-have features of today’s luxury bathroom (i.e., bidets, smart mirrors, etc.)?

5. The freestanding bathtub is often associated with luxury bathrooms, what are a few favorite designs for freestanding bathtubs and accompanying accessories (faucets, backrests, trays etc.)? 

6. What are your go-to styles, sizes, configurations and finishes for bathroom sinks and lav faucets?

7. What does wellness design mean to you in terms of bathroom specifications? Show off some of your favorite wellness-enhancing primary bathroom spaces!

Join our Twitter discussions

at 2pm ET on Wednesdays

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

December 1 at #KBtribechat – HOLIDAY DECORATING for Joy and Cheer

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) When do you start decorating the home for the December holidays?

2.) How do you get into the holiday spirit?

3.) KBtribe are Tastemakers! Share your ideas for decorating the home for the holidays this year. How do you deck the halls?

4.) What colors help set the holiday mood?

5.) How do you add holiday cheer to the kitchen?

6.) How do you decorate power rooms for the season?

7.) Spreading joy! What gift ideas do you recommend for the home cook? The hostess? Clients? Make-and-give?

Join our Twitter conversations

at 2pm ET on Wednesdays

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat questions, Topic Descriptions

#KBtribechat is taking a week off!

There will be no KBtribechat discussion on November 25, 2021.

Join us back on Twitter – Wednesday, December 1. The KBtribechat questions will be posted soon

Here’s our December line-up:

December 1 – Celebrating The Season in Style

December 8 – Luxurious Bathrooms – Hosted by Duravit and Jamie Gold

December 15 – Gourmet Kitchens – Hosted by Whirlpool

December 22 – No KBtribechat

December 29 – No KBtribechat

In the mean time, Thank You KBtribe!!! We are VERY thankful for each of you in our community.  Have a great week! 

Leave a comment

Filed under kbtribechat news