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September 26 at #KBtribechat – Flooring Trends

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by DOMOTEX USA

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Flooring in the kitchen and bath is a major design component when considering a renovation or new construction project. Choosing the surface, color and design must be coupled with ease of care, durability, comfort, season of life and budget requirements. 

DOMOTEX USA, America’s Home for Flooring trade show is excited to sponsor this flooring-themed #KBtribechat and to hear from you as they prepare for an inaugural flooring event hosted by Hannover Fairs USA in Atlanta starting on February 28, 2019. Supported by the best in the industry, DOMOTEX USA offers the latest flooring designs along with innovative flooring products from around the world. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with trade experts, attend seminars and networking events while gaining exposure to the latest offerings for all aspects of the flooring industry.

Join us with co-host Loretta Willis, Allied ASID on Wednesday, September 26 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss the impact of flooring trends in your business as kitchen and bath pros share insights, product knowledge and trends in the flooring industry! 

We want to see you at America’s Home for Flooring. For our KBtribechat audience, we would love to offer you complimentary Expo Hall registration: Please use the promo code KBt19 when you register on our website at https://domotexusa.com.

Additionally, don’t miss your chance to win a trip* to DOMOTEX USA or one of our other DOMOTEX family shows in Hannover, Germany or Shanghai with our DOMOTEX World Tour Sweepstakes! You can find more information and enter here: https://domotexusa.com/worldtour/.

*If eligible. Terms and Conditions are available on the website.

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Our discussion questions:

  1. When does a flooring decision come into the design process? How important is it in your designing process?
  2. How often do you use soft surface flooring (carpets, area rugs, etc.) vs. hard surface flooring? Why?
  3. What specifications do you look for in bathroom flooring? What do you find works well?
  4. What is your preferred product for kitchen flooring?
  5. Floors are an important part of the kitchen. How do you convince your clients to invest in an upgrade in flooring to accommodate the lifestyle of the family?
  6. How do you educate your client to support the choice of flooring
  7. According to the NKBA, flooring accounts for approximately 7% of a kitchen remodeling budget. How does this relate to your projects? Does flooring take up more of the budget? Less? – how do you factor that into your kitchen proposal/flooring budget?
  8. If budget were no object, what type of flooring would you choose for a kitchen project? A bath? Share photos of your favorite floors from your projects!

Loretta J. Willis

Loretta J. Willis, Allied ASID | Loretta’s Interior Design, LLC | Design Blogger | @ljwillisdesigns | alightreflection.com

Creative and visionary Interior Designer with a background in corporate management and merchandising, Loretta is passionate about helping others create beautiful and functional interiors tailored to client’s lifestyle and design needs. As a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Design) Loretta’s vast design knowledge, leadership and volunteer roles have resulted in strong client and industry trade partnership as well as a popular luxury design trends blogger.



DOMOTEX USA is a new annual flooring innovations industry trade show and conference. The event is the latest extension of the 30-year-old DOMOTEX, the world’s foremost showcase for floor coverings held annually in Hannover, Germany in January. DOMOTEX USA is focused on the needs of the residential floor covering industry’s buyers and manufacturers. The trade show features product displays across soft and hard surfaces including area rugs, carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient, as well as flooring technology. 

For further information, visit the show’s website at www.DomotexUSA.com and social media sites:

Facebook – @DomotexUSA – https://www.facebook.com/DomotexUSA/     

Twitter – @DomotexUSA – https://twitter.com/DomotexUSA      

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/domotexusa    

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/domotexusa/  

About DOMOTEX Worldwide

Deutsche Messe organizes a number of DOMOTEX events around the world. DOMOTEX is the world’s leading annual trade show for carpets and floor coverings and is scheduled to run from January 11-14, 2019 in Hannover, Germany. For more information, visit www.domotex.de.  

The new DOMOTEX USA trade show is scheduled to run from February 28 to March 2, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.domotexusa.com.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, the largest international trade show for carpets and floor coverings in the Asia-Pacific region, is held annually in Shanghai. DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2019 is scheduled to run from March 26-28, 2019. For more information, visit www.domotexasiachinafloor.com. 

DOMOTEX Turkey is Turkey’s leading trade show for carpets and floor coverings. DOMOTEX Turkey 2019 is scheduled to run from April 27-30, 2019 in Gaziantep. For more information, visit www.domotexturkey.com.  


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October 25 at #KBtribechat – Flooring Trends

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by MS International.

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The KBtribechat questions:

Q1: What are the hottest looks in flooring right now? Images, please!

Q2: What’s your best advice for DIYers when it comes to choosing a flooring tile that’s aesthetically pleasing?

Q3: What tile formats/sizes are trending, and what are your predictions looking ahead to 2018?

Q4: Show us your favorite new flooring look for commercial spaces.

Q5: We’ve covered porcelain tile flooring, but what’s your top pick for an up-and-coming natural stone?

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on Wednesday, October 25

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Let’s Talk Flooring Trends

A design discussion!
Sponsored and Hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE) 2017


A plethora of floorcovering options are available in the market, offering designers unending options to create unique projects. Floorcovering is more than just a utilitarian material, instead it can change the mood of any room – from exotic hardwood and luxury vinyl planks to the movement and texture formed in natural stone. Learn about the latest in floorcovering trends for all surfaces types: ceramic tile, natural stone, hardwood, resilient, laminate, and luxury carpet. Join us on KBTribeChat to chat directly with leading experts across all floorcovering fields to inspire your next project and solve your biggest issues.


photo by M S International

TISE is the largest North American event serving the floorcovering, stone & tile industries. To learn more on this topic and see the products and services first hand, register today to attend TISE 2017, January 17th to 20th in Las Vegas.
Register at www.TISEwest.com/Register and use promo code MDL60 when registering for 10% Off* your TISE 2017 exhibits and or exhibits with education registration.


photo by M S International

Our discussion questions:

• Where in the design process do you consider your flooring selection? Do you have a preferred flooring material?

• Have you used large format porcelain tile before? What brand? Let’s talk installation guidelines!

• A growing trend in flooring is LVP. What is new with resilient? How has technology improved this product category? Do you work with resilient products? What design features do you like most about resilient?

• Solid vs. engineered flooring (vs. wood look tile) – what are the pros and cons?

• What are some of your favorite natural stones for flooring installations? Share photos! (in your answers supply tips for using natural stone as a surface material and debunk common misconceptions)

Join this Twitter Chat conversation
on Wednesday, October 12
from 2 to 3pm EST
by adding #KBTribechat to your tweets!

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