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February 24 at #KBtribechat – Why Tile

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings

Following National Tile Day on February 23, Coverings is excited to host a KBtribechat session on February 24 to continue the discussion about the benefits and use of ceramic tile for specific applications. Ceramic tile is one of the most versatile surface materials and innovative design options, with many available shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, and finishes. Not only is tile beautiful, but it is also one of the healthiest and most hygienic choices available, being naturally resistant to bacteria, dust and other harmful pollutants. It is low-maintenance and easy to clean, with superior performance in kitchens, baths and any 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.

Coverings 2021 will take place July 7-9, 2021, in the North Hall of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Learn more and register at coverings.com.

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

The February 24 Coverings’ #KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Did you attend Coverings Connected on #NationalTileDay yesterday, February 23? If so, what was your favorite session, and why?
Q2: What tile trends for 2021 do you anticipate as being most requested among your clients and customers?
Q3: Creating a hygienic environment is more important than ever. How do you educate your clients or customers about all the healthy and hygienic benefits of ceramic tile? #WhyTile
Q4: Twitter poll: What benefits of tile have been most common for your designs, sales and installations in the last year, and why? #WhyTile

Durability
Sustainability
Health & Hygiene
Cost-Efficiency

Q5: Given ceramic tile is available in a variety of shapes and sizes, offering limitless design and installation possibilities, what tile shapes, combinations or patterns do you specify, install or sell the most?
Q6: Aside from its beauty and durability, what are some of the lesser-known benefits that make ceramic tile the smart choice for residential and commercial uses? #WhyTile
Q7: How has COVID-19 affected your business in 2020, and how are you addressing these challenges for 2021?
Q8: Show us the tile or stone project you are most proud of! Go!
Q9: Twitter poll: #Coverings2021 will take place July 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. What are you most looking forward to at this year’s show, and why?

No-Cost Education & CEUs
New Products & Trends
Live Installation Demos
Networking

Q10: Fun Trivia: Where can you see life-size mosaic murals made of ceramic tile, pieces of glass, and bits of gold and silver, depicting the story of “Cinderella?”

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February 17 at #KBtribechat – A KBIS / IBS Recap

KBtribe share highlights from Design & Construction week!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Exhibitors, you are invited! Because both of the shows booth experiences ended up being limited this year, we’d love to hear from you.

1.  What new, exciting products did you discover last week at KBIS and IBS 2021?


2.  What product innovations did you see at KBIS and IBS and what do you think we’ll be seeing more of this year?


3.  What trends did you spot? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics!


4. What were your favorite sightings of color? Any specific color trends from the shows?


5. What were your favorite finishes or finish combinations?

6. What insights did you get from the VFTI education and other sessions that we should bring to #KBtribechat?

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February 3 at #KBtribechat – Spicing It Up with Design

A kitchen and bath industry Twitter discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) How do you add interest to kitchens in the design of the cabinetry?

2.) What tips do you have to create stunning bathroom cabinetry?

3.) How can we add pizzaz to kitchens and baths using color?

4.) Cabinet knobs and pulls are often called jewelry. How can our hardware choices add that special touch?

5.) Lighting can also be considered “jewelry” in a room. What lighting do you love for kitchens?

6.) What lighting do you love for bathrooms?

7.) How do you use fixture finishes to tie a design together? (sinks, faucets, trim, knobs/pulls, lighting, appliances)

8.) How can we add dynamism to kitchens and baths with our countertop, backsplash and flooring choices?

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January 27 at #KBtribechat – Designing With Living In Place in Mind

A kitchen and bath industry Twitter discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Rev-A-Shelf

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1. How would you define Living In Place? Do you know that it differs from other principles like Universal Design and Aging in Place?

Q2. Do any of you work with Occupational Therapists?


Q3. Safe: Do you have any go-to products for clients who want to ease strain, limit reach and reduce dangerous clutter?

Q4. Healthy: Ample lighting has a huge impact on not only safety, but also health. Do you take into consideration the effects of certain lighting on health when creating your design?

Q5. Comfort for Everyone: How can you add comfort for all to a design without sacrificing aesthetic? (i.e. handrails, no threshold doors, door knobs)

Q6. Where do you get your inspiration for Living In Place Designs? 

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December 9 at #KBtribechat – Pamper Yourself

A Bathroom Design Discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Amba Products

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1) How can you pamper yourself through bathroom design?

Q2) What are some budget-friendly ways to add luxury to a bathroom?

Q3) Can luxurious bathroom design also be ecofriendly? Share examples.

Q4) How does wellness fit into a pampered bathroom experience?

Q5) What are some creative ways to create a spa experience in a small bathroom?

Q6) Share images of bathrooms that you would love to be pampered in?

About Amba Products

Established in 2004, Amba Products had a clear goal in mind – to make the heated towel rack a must-have item for every bathroom in North America. While Europeans have been drying and warming their towels on heated towel racks for decades, most Americans have no experience with them. For many Americans, heated towel racks are viewed as expensive, not widely available, and seen only in the homes of the wealthy. A perception has persisted that they are a luxury item out of reach for the average American family.


Amba Products changed this view and is proud to be one of the first companies in the U.S. to introduce consumers to affordable, stylish heated towel racks made of high-quality stainless steel. Amba offers the most extensive variety of heated towel racks in the country and serves more than 200 retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Amba Products is family-owned and operated.

Key Features:
• 150 affordable models to choose from (special order available)
• Made with high-quality 304-grade durable stainless steel (100-percent recyclable)
• Energy efficient (only uses a much electricity as a few light bulbs)
•Saves on water consumption as towels do not need to be laundered as often
•Health & Wellness benefits include the reduction of mold and mildew
•Ease of installation (mounted models can be installed by an electrician in a few hours, free-standing units simply need to be plugged-in)
• Superior customer service and local support

Non-traditional Uses:
Mudrooms
Laundry rooms
Garages
Dormitories
Hotels, retreats, cruise ships, health clubs, spas

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November 4 at #KBtribechat – Luxurious Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Please share lots pictures of luxurious bathrooms you like!

1.) Are your clients ordering luxurious bathrooms or just doing the basics?

2.) What features are they asking to be included? What items would you want in your dream bathroom?

3.) What sinks do you prefer for luxurious bathrooms? Do you specify different choices for Powder Rooms than you would for Master Bathrooms?


4.) What plumbing fixtures are you loving now? Let us know style and finish favs.


5.) What lighting choices are you recommending for bathrooms?


6.) What are your lux countertop preferences for bathrooms?


7.) What cabinetry looks and features do you like for lux bathrooms?

8.) Do you mix metal finishes in luxurious bathrooms? Explain + show us pictures!

9.) What colors do you like for luxurious bathrooms?

Where we’re pinning this week: Here’s our #KBtribechat group Pinterest board Bathroom Design Ideas. Let us know if you’d like to be added.

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October 28 at #KBtribechat – Connected Convenience

A Smart Home design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What’s the difference between connected and smart?

2.) How can a home be made “smart”?

3.) What are the advantages of smart home systems?

4.) How can smart home technology make life more convenient in the kitchen?

5.) How can smart home technology be helpful in bathrooms?

6.) How can smart home technology make things easier elsewhere in the home?

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August 5 at #KBtribechat – Biophilic Bathrooms

A design discussion!

Biophilic Designed Baths

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What is biophilic design?

2.) Why introduce biophilic design elements to the bathroom? What are the benefits?

3.) How can you add biophilic elements to bathroom spaces?

4.) What are biophilic materials?

5.) How can you add organic shapes to the bathroom?

6.) How can smart home technologies contribute to biophilic design?

Biophilic Bathrooms

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July 1 at #KBtribechat – Creating a Coastal Vibe

A design discussion!

Simple Trees Photo Weekend Twitter Post

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) Why is coastal style so popular?

2.) What are your go to cabinet, countertop and backsplash choices for a coastal vibe?

3.) What materials and finishes lend a relaxed, at the beach sense to a room? Share pics!

4.) Are there certain colors that help inspire the feel of a beach house? Share pictures and ideas you like for implementing colors of the coast!

5.) Is natural light important in creating a breezy, coastal feel to the kitchen? Explain and show examples that make all the difference.

6.) What other tips do you have to create a fun, coastal vibe in our interiors?

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June 24 at #KBtribechat – Bathroom Design, a mid-year review

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Our KBtribechat questions:

  1. Minimalist, Timeless, Modern. What look do you see in today’s bathrooms?

 

  1. What materials are you seeing used in bathroom design?

 

  1.    How are people customizing their bathrooms? (color, lighting, hardware, storage solutions, mirrors…)

 

  1. How has technology impacted the bathroom? Has it changed the room’s look and feel?

 

  1. What functional/practical trend are customers asking for in their bathroom design?

 

  1. If you could start or reinforce one trend in bathroom design, what would it be?

 

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