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November 20th at #KBtribechat – Let’s Talk Tile and Stone!

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings 2020.

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Ceramic tile performs as an artful expression of both form and function, and its advantages reward design professionals and homeowners alike. Facilitated by modern innovations in manufacturing technology and international influence, tile is one of the most versatile building materials due to its many available sizes, colors, shapes, styles, and patterns. Not to mention, tile is a beautiful material that, because of its natural resistance to bacteria and easy-to-clean properties, performs terrifically in kitchens, baths and most any specified location. Ceramic tile offers benefits like no other covering product, such as being environmentally sound – having zero allergens, zero VOCs, etc. Tile is slip- and fire-resistant, and its inherent thermal mass reduces peak heating and cooling, helping to moderate temperature swings in a home or commercial space.

For kitchen and bath professionals, and architects, designers, installers, retailers, distributors, and many others, the place to see and experience the full benefits of tile is Coverings.

Coverings is the largest international tile and stone exhibition and conference in North America, which annually attracts exhibitors and attendees from across the world who are eager to experience nine miles of tile, beautiful ceramic tile and natural stone vignettes, and vast education programs. Coverings 2020 will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the first time in more than 20 years, and take place April 20-23, 2020, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. With event plans already in the works, it is time to register to attend.

Register and learn more at coverings.com.

Twitter handle: @Coverings

Hashtag: #Coverings2020

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Coverings will be sponsoring two KBtribeChat sessions, the first being November 20, 2019, and, the second, February 19, 2020, just before National Tile Day.  Join the conversations!

Here are our questions for this week’s discussion:

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q1.) What tile trends do you see making a splash in 2020?

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q2.) Twitter poll: What keeps you specifying or using tile?: A.) Durability; B.) Sustainability & Healthy; C.) Maintenance Free; D.) Design Flexibility.

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q3.) What are your go-to tile preferences?

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q4.) Coverings 2020 will be hosted in New Orleans for the first time in 20 years. What about the “Big Easy” are you most looking forward to?

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q5.) As you install stone and tile, how do you keep the installation process seamless for clients?

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q6.) Are there any cultural or regional design styles that inspire you to use tile?

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q7.) Where do you use tile beyond the floor, backsplash, counter and wall?

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q8.) Do you think your clients or customers are aware of tile’s environmental and health benefits, and what could help them become more aware?

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q9.) Send us / post pictures of some of your favorite tile installations! Go!

#KBtribechat @Coverings Q10.) What is the number 1 aspect about attending Coverings that is most important to you?

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on Wednesday, November 20th

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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Why Tile Will Make You Love Where You Live and Work

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings Trade Show

Our KBtribechat Questions:

*TWITTER POLL* 1.) When you think of tile and stone applications, do you think of the: a) kitchen b) bathroom c) both d) someplace else

2.) Tile is available in all shapes, sizes, and colors. What tile products are currently most requested by your clients?

3.) What are your favorite tile and stone trends right now? What trends do you think will be popular in 2019?

4.) Tile surfaces have numerous health and environmental benefits. How has using tile helped aid in the healthy design of a home?

5.) Coverings showcases tile & stone from all over the world each year. What location or culture have inspired you to use tile in your designs?

*TWITTER POLL* 6.) Why do you use tile? a) durability b) beauty c) versatility d) easy upkeep

7.) Installing tile & stone is a precise process. What steps do you take in your business to ensure a seamless and hassle-free application for clients?

8.) At Coverings, you gain the opportunity to learn from the best in the tile & stone biz! What are you most looking forward to at this year’s #coverings2019 in Orlando?

*Don’t forget to register: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowTIL191/

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on Wednesday, February 6

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Uncovering the Latest Trends in Tile – Live from Coverings 2014

Talking About Tile Specification as Part of Kitchen & Bath Style

Once again, tile is bringing the tribe together! Join us at our next #kbtribechat as we look at the latest tile trends—with special attention to the priorities and perspectives of those of us who actually specify or guide clients’ decisions about tile.

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There’s no denying that tile is a premiere way to cover surfaces and accessorize spaces. Now more than ever, we have seemingly endless options in porcelain, stone, glass, metal, large format and mosaic collections. Amidst all the options, what actually makes it into our projects? What tile styles are our peers working with out? What would we like our clients to be more open to? What are the tile trends should we know about?

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Live from Coverings—the ultimate tile and stone trade show in the U.S., we’ll gather with our tribe to talk about tile to give pros like you leading edge insights. Here’s our list of questions for discussion.

Q1: What are the latest tile trends? (colors, sizes, textures, etc)

Q2: What tile styles are tops for kitchens? Share images!

Q3: What tile styles are best for baths? Show us your pix!

Q4: Have you increased your tile usage in the last year?

Q5: Do shows like Coverings influence your specifications?

For the second year running, our Coverings chat will be sponsored and hosted by domestic tile manufacturer Crossville, Inc, maker of beautiful, environmentally friendly porcelain, stone, glass and mosaic tile collections. We’ll convene in the Crossville booth—# 11055—at our standing chat time: Wednesday, April 30th at 11 a.m. P.T./2 p.m. ET.  Make plans to join us from wherever in the world you’ll be for a great time indulging in tile talk.

We have a group Pinterest Board for this KBtribechat.  Let us know if you’d like an invite!

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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#Coverings2014 and a Celebration of Everything Tile

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Come the end of April, the latest and greatest in tile and stone will take over Las Vegas! Coverings – The Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience – is back in Sin City April 29 through May 2 (with a bonus day of education on April 28) with over 900 global exhibitors and 80+ specialized training and education sessions.

In preparation for the show, Coverings (@Coverings) has asked world-renowned tile expert Ryan Fasan (@Tile_Trends) to join them in hosting #KBtribechat to help you plan your experience at the upcoming show and give you a preview of the latest design trends and technical innovations in tile and stone.

Ryan Fasan

Ryan Fasan

Ryan has over eighteen years of experience in the ceramic tile industry and is currently a research consultant, trainer, and senior partner at Professional Attention to Tile Installations, an internationally renowned tile consulting firm that works in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. Specializing in stone and ceramic tile research, Ryan has created and delivered seminars for Harvard’s Graduate School of Design; BCIT’s Interior Design applied material study course; Multiple Trade Expo’s across the USA and worked internationally to promote the use of tile and natural stone with private and commercial sectors.

Join us on Wednesday, March 19 from 2-3 pm EST and register FREE for Coverings 2014.

  • What tile color trends are you seeing emerge for 2014 and beyond? 
  • What are some trending styles in tile for 2014? What is the inspiration behind them? 
  • What is the best way to approach uncovering tile and stone trends at Coverings 2014?
  • What was revolutionary this year in tile? What are some exciting technical innovations? 
  • The annual CID Awards will be presented at Coverings 2014. What makes a great tile/stone install or design? 
  • It seems like a lot of tile manufacturers are reaching out to iconic designers for collections recently – true?
  • Why is Coverings an important show for Kitchen and Bath professionals to attend? 

Coverings is sponsoring this KBtribechat. Please follow hosts @Coverings and @Tile_Trends on Twitter and be sure to use #Coverings2014 and #kbtribechat.

Website: www.coverings.com

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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