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January 25 at #KBtribechat – Let’s Talk Tile

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings (@Coverings, #Coverings2023) 

With National Tile Day right around the corner (mark your calendars for February 23, 2023), and Coverings 2023 expected to be a banner-year event, which will take place April 18-21, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, #KBtribechat will feature a very special “Let’s Talk Tile” chat session January 25, 2023, at 2 p.m. EST. 

Join the tile community from around the globe for this special 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 tile aficionados everywhere. 

A lively Twitter discussion about the many benefits and countless uses of ceramic tile for specific applications, KBtribechat’s January 25 session will also showcase sneak peeks of some of the top tile trends as well as Coverings 2023 event plans and updates, so you can plan your trip to Orlando in advance. 

Chime in on January 25th and discuss ceramic tile as one of the most versatile surface materials and innovative design options, with many available shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, and finishes. It is also one of the healthiest and most hygienic material choices for residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and other spaces, being naturally resistant to bacteria, dust and other harmful pollutants, among other key traits. Share your own experiences with tile during the chat, such as being slip- and fire-resistant, and the ways in which tile provides uncompromising safety without sacrificing style. 

As the tile community knows, tile is low-maintenance and easy to clean, with superior performance in kitchens, baths and just about any indoor and outdoor specified location. Tell the group what you think about ceramic tile’s sustainability benefits including being energy efficient and recyclable. 

Coverings 2023 is the preeminent international 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.

Put this KBtribechat session for January 25 at 2 p.m. EST on your calendar, and Let’s Talk Tile! 

Coverings 2023: April 18-21, 2023, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Don’t miss the most important and inspiring show of 2023! Coverings is the preeminent event for the ceramic tile and natural stone industry in North America. Join us April 18-21, 2023, to discover 800 global exhibitors from more than 30 countries, breathtaking product innovations, invaluable insights, and crucial industry connections you need to grow your business.

All learning opportunities will focus on Coverings 2023’s core tenets, which include “Sustainability,” “Health & Wellness,” “Outdoor Spaces,” and “Timeless Luxury.” 

Educational sessions will focus on the show’s three strategic learning tracks: “Installation & Fabrication,” “Materials & Trends” and “Workforce & Profits.”

Learn more and register for free to attend Coverings 2023 at coverings.com. For more tile information and inspiration, visit whytile.com.

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q. 1. #KBtribechat @Coverings: K&B & tile pros appreciate all the valuable traits of tile. What do you think is the #1 benefit of using tile over other materials? 

Q. 2. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Tell us about your (or your client’s) most creative use of tile from 2022. What made it so unique? 

Q. 3. #KBtribechat @Coverings: What are the most popular tile trends in shapes, sizes, colors, patterns, etc. today? Post pics, too! 

Q. 4. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Which of Coverings 2023’s thematic tenets interest you most, and why?

  1. Sustainability
  2. Health & Wellness
  3. Outdoor Spaces
  4. Timeless Luxury

Q. 5. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Time for everyone’s fave! Show off your tile project pics and tell us about them.  

Q. 6. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Outdoor living continues to abound. Share your pics of spectacular outdoor or indoor-outdoor tile installs, and tell us what is trending in outdoor spaces.  

Q. 7. #KBtribechat @Coverings: How will you celebrate National Tile Day, Feb. 23? 

Q. 8. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Which Coverings 2023 show feature will be most applicable for your business this year, and why?     

     A. Installation Innovation Stage 

     B. Trends & Solutions Stage

     C. New Fabricator Stage

     D. Coverings Lounge  

Q. 9. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Have you registered for #Coverings2023, set for April 18-21? And, what do you want to take away from attending this year? 

Q. 10. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Do you know how to win a complimentary (50-minute) Spa Treatment at The Spa at the Hyatt Regency Orlando to enjoy during the Coverings 2023, April 18-21?

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Next at #KBtribechat – Creating a Spa Oasis at Home

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q1.) What key elements and features help define a spa bathroom?

Share pictures of spa bathrooms you like!

Q2.) Do certain materials, colors or design esthetics help create a spa feel in a bathroom? Explain!

Q3.) How do you bring nature in for a relaxing bathroom feel?

Q4.) How can technology add to the spa experience?

Q5.) How do you declutter the space for it’s calming effect? 

Q6. ) What lighting do you like to use for spa bathrooms?

Q7.) How can you create a spa experience in an existing bathroom?

Q8.) What pampering ideas do you have to create a spa experience at home?

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May 4 at #KBtribechat – How would you describe your dream bathroom?

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

1.) What key elements and features help define a dream bathroom? Share pictures of dream bathrooms that you love!

2.) What tips do you have to create a dream bathroom in an existing bathroom?

3.) What materials, colors, or design aesthetics help create a dream bathroom?

4.) What storage solutions do you like to include for bathrooms?

5.) What features are you integrating into today’s bathroom designs? Technology? Appliances?

6.) Many lighting options are available for bathrooms. What are your favorites?

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4/6 at #KBtribechat – All Things TILE, live from #Coverings2022

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Inc.

Tile is often the foundation of great design. From floors to walls and, now, so many surfaces in between, tile collections can truly define the look, feel, and function of spaces both inside and out. 

Join us as we gather with sponsor Crossville, Inc. to talk tile trends and ideas in conjunction with the annual Coverings Expo, North America’s largest show for the tile and stone industry.

In advance of the chat, get your photos ready to share! We want to see your tile designs during this inspiring conversation for our industry. 

Here is the question guide to help you prepare to share as we cover all things tile!


Q1 Let’s talk general tile trends—color/size/texture.

Q2 What’s in for outside? (Tile for pool decks, outdoor kitchens, etc)

Q3 What’re top tile styles for kitchens?

Q4 Share popular tile looks for baths.

Q5 Are you spec’ing tile for health/wellness design?

Q6 Any supply chain issues affecting your tile choices?

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March 9 at #KBtribechat – What makes a bathroom classic?

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What makes certain bathrooms classic?

Share pictures of classic bathrooms you love!

2.) Does the description “classic” transcend bathroom style? Explain! 

3.) When it comes to bathrooms, what helps them earn the honor of being “classic”?

4.) Bathroom shower areas – what makes them classic?

5.) Are there certain cabinet doors / details, countertops, hardware and finishes that are classic? 

6.) What sinks / faucets, lighting and flooring can help achieve a classic look?

7.) We like to include color in our designs! How can color be added to bathrooms to achieve a classic look?

8.) How does technology fit into classic design?

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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! 

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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?

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We’re talking BACKSPLASHES on 8/18 at #KBtribechat

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1)  Do you have a go-to material that you use for backsplashes? Why that material?


Q2)  Solid backsplash or tile/mosaic (patterned) backsplash – what’s your preference? Photos please.

Q3)  When it comes to backsplashes/shower surrounds for the bathroom, what are your favorite materials?

Q4)  What are some of the most interesting kitchen/bath accent walls treatments you’ve seen?

Q5)  Standard backsplashes, ceiling height backsplashes – or something in between?

Q6)  For vertical surfaces, do you opt for neutrals or color? Matte or shine? Let’s see examples.

Q7)     What exciting new trends do you see for vertical surfaces in the kitchen and bath?

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We’re talking Bathroom Design on July 14 at #KBtribechat!

A Mid-Year Review!

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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July 7th at #KBtribechat – Tile Trends from #Coverings2021

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville, Inc.

Let’s talk tile! 

In tandem with the annual Coverings Expo, North America’s largest exposition for the tile and stone industry, KBtribechat is partnering with Crossville, Inc. to chat about all the latest trends in tile. Whether you’re in-person at the show in Orlando or logging on from elsewhere in the world, tweet up with us to discuss the timeless yet always-evolving world of tile.

This lively discussion is sure to put you at the forefront of new products, overall design trends, and all that’s taking place in tile industry. In advance of the chat, get your photos ready to share; we want to see your inspired tile designs!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: What are your favorite tile trends?
Q2: Any unique uses/installations of tile? 
Q3: Are you specifying more tile these days?
Q4: Working w/ installers: share your tips!
Q5: Show & Tell: Post pics of your tile designs!

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