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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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May 26 at #KBtribechat – Creating a Spa Oasis at Home

A design discussion!

Our KBtribechat Questions:

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

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April 7 at #KBtribechat – How can the design of a bathroom bring joy?

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1 – What makes a bathroom luxurious?

Q2 – What new health and well-being ideas are being incorporated in bathrooms?

Q3 – What bathroom colors are conducive to relaxation and renewal?

Q4 – What solutions do you have for storage challenged bathrooms?


Q5 – From functional to decorative,

A – how do you incorporate lighting into a bathroom retreat?

B – What about hardware?


Q6 – What are your favorite tech integrations for a posh bathroom?


Q7 – How does personalization translate to luxury and joy?

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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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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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April 22 at #KBtribechat – Tile Trends!

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville, Inc.

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Who doesn’t love tile? It’s beautiful, functional, and sustainable. It’s simple to clean and maintain. With proper installation, it will last..and look great..for years to come.

Today, tile is more versatile for even more uses—in kitchens, baths, and beyond. Advancements in manufacturing have resulted in more formats, shapes, thicknesses, and styles for design professionals and homeowners to work with and enjoy in truly unique, stunning applications.

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Each year, we typically gather with sponsor Crossville, Inc. to talk tile in conjunction with the annual Coverings Expo, North America’s largest show for the tile and stone industry. Though the expo is canceled this year, the talk of tile is not! We are excited to meet virtually with Crossville—and YOU!—to share inspiration and information on the many ways tile can enhance our spaces. There are so many new products, looks, and options to discuss.

For everyone who joins us, get your photos ready to share! We want to see your tile designs during this fun exchange for our industry. Here is the question guide; get ready to chime in during this special tile talk.

Our KBtribechat Questions:

Q1: Tile trends—what do you love?

Q2: Share your fave tile performance characteristics.

Q3: How are current events guiding your materials selection?

Q4: Tips for working w/ installers for fab installations; do tell!

Q5: Show & Tell: Post pics of your tile designs!

BONUS:
As good timing would have it, our chat tile chat is happening on Earth Day 2020. Crossville will take the opportunity to share some notable news when we gather, so you’ll definitely want to be part of the conversation.

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April 8 at #KBtribechat – Bathrooms That Wow!

A Twitter design discussion!

This week we are pinning to the KBtribechat group Pinterest board Bathroom Design Ideas If you would like to be added to this board let us know!

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A compilation of Bathroom Design Inspiration from our community. All of these images are from Instagram.  The Four Point image is their DXV Design Panel design. ❤️

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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July 10 at #KBtribechat – BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS

A mid-year review design discussion!

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This week we’re pinning to our KBtribechat group board – Bathroom Design Ideas.  Let us know if you would like to be added to that Pinterest board.

Our KBtribechat Questions: 

1.  CABINETRY – What bathroom styles are popular now for vanities and built-ins? What colors are trending? Are you doing more painted cabinetry or stained? What decorative hardware finishes and styles are you loving?

We want to see pictures!

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

3. COUNTER AREA – What countertop, faucet and sink styles are you specifying for today’s bathroom?

4. METAL FINISHES – How do you tie in interesting metals into the overall bathroom design?

5. MIRRORS – What mirror solutions do you like? Are you still designing in medicine cabinets?

6. SHOWERS – What is trending for the shower area?  Are you doing more curbless designs? What other living-in-place features are you including? Are you specifying fancy drain covers and linear drains? Glass enclosures?

7.  FLOORS & WALLS –  What materials are you specifying for bathroom flooring and showers? Share beautiful images of inspirational bathrooms!

8. BATHTUBS – What is trending with bathtubs? What do your clients want in the way of a tub? How often do you design in tub/shower combo units?

9. LIGHTING – Many lighting options are available for the bathroom! What are your favorites?

10. FUN FEATURES – What features are you integrating into today’s bathroom designs? Technology? Appliances?

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Bathroom Design – Where Are We Headed?

A design discussion.

Sponsored and Hosted by Blackman Plumbing.

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The KBtribechat Questions: 

1. Bathroom cabinetry is evolving! What bathroom furniture styles are becoming popular?

We want to see pictures!

2. Decorative hardware is becoming an essential design component on cabinetry. What finishes and types are you specifying or want to use?

3. Do you coordinate sinks, tub and toilet by suite? Explain your selection process! What are your favorites? What colors?

4. What faucet and shower valve handle styles and finishes are you excited about? Do you have a go to selection or does it vary by project?

5. Tile for bathroom flooring and showers has become very popular. Why do you see this trend continuing? Share beautiful images of bathroom tile inspiration!

6. Many lighting options are available for the bathroom! What are your favorites?

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Blackman is one of the nation’s largest family-owned and managed suppliers of plumbing, heating, industrial, waterworks and HVAC equipment. With 22 fully-stocked branches and showrooms located throughout the metropolitan New York area, Blackman has become a convenient, reliable resource for today’s building and remodeling professionals.  Blackman provides the supplies you need, when you need them, in stock and at the right price.

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