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1/27 at #KBtribechat – a #KBIS2016 and #BlogTourKBIS Recap

Sponsored and Hosted by BLANCO.


BLANCO is thrilled to be co-exhibiting at KBIS 2016 with Top Knobs and Hardware Resources! We’ve seen so many innovative products and launches so far this week. This year, along with launching some very exciting new products, BLANCO is a proud sponsor of Modenus BlogTourKBIS and KBTribeChat.

As an exhibitor at KBIS, BLANCO decided to make our mark with several exciting new product launches: the BLANCO ARTONA™ faucet – a liveable dual-finish design offering coordinating colors with BLANCO SILGRANIT® sinks, a new stainless steel Floating Grid – a space saving sink accessory – and our most innovative new product, the revolutionary IKON™ apron-front sink. Introduced for the first time ever at KBIS, our stand out product launch, the IKON, is the first granite composite apron front sink made of our exclusive, industry-leading SILGRANIT® material.

The KBtribechat questions:

1.  Which was the most stand out product that you saw at KBIS 2016 or during #BlogTourKBIS events and why?

2.  Product innovations – what did you see at KBIS and what would you like to see more of?

3.  Let’s talk trends. What did you see? What do you predict is here to stay? Share pics or Pinterest boards!

4.  What was your single favorite moment during KBIS 2016 or #BlogTourKBIS? Share pics or videos.

5. Accessories – how would you use an accessory like the BLANCO Floating Grid to save space in your kitchen? What other space saving ideas did you see?

6. What on-trend SILGRANIT color would you choose for your apron front sink? Anthracite, White or Café Brown? What other colors were trending at KBIS?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, January 27th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

We have a group Pinterest Board for KBIS sharing. Let us know if you’d like an invitation to pin with us there.

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Progressive KBtribechat at KBIS Details


In just a few short days, the world of kitchen + bath will descend upon Vegas for #KBIS2016 and #DCW2016! With over 500 brands and THOUSANDS of products being represented at this year’s KBIS, it will be one for the record books!

KBIS Attendees – don’t forget to join the #KBTRIBECHAT gang and the @KBIS2016 social team live on the show floor at 1:00pm PST for a special edition Progressive #KBtribechat!

Thanks to our sponsors @CambriaQuartz, @WellbornCabinet and @TOTOUSA! We can’t wait to see the new and exciting designs from each of these great brands. And good news…all three brands are so close together that we get more time in each of their booths.

The timing is as follows:


1:00 Cambria Quartz Booth N527
1:20 Wellborn Cabinet Booth N1215
1:40 TOTO USA Booth N1329

If you’re not with us in Vegas, remember to follow the chat live (Vegas time!) using hashtags #KBtribechat and #KBIS2016.

We have a group Pinterest Board for Progressive KBtribechat sharing. Let us know if you’d like to pin with us!

Here are the KBtribechat questions:


1. Consumers crave details & intricacy in more than just the countertop. Where else could you use @CambriaQuartz products?

2. Nature is often cited as design inspiration. Share OTHER sources of inspiration in design. @CambriaQuartz will share too!

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @CambriaQuartz product & share!


3. Porcelain is @WellbornCabinet’s new white. Why is white such an emerging color trend for 2016?

4. With @WellbornCabinet, you draw it, they build it. Share unique custom cabinetry solutions you’d like to see in the home.

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @WellbornCabinet product & share!


5. @TOTOUSA asks: How does technology help YOU in the bathroom? Water conservation? Cleaning tech? What’s your priority?

6. What do you think is next big international bathroom trend to hit North America? And see what’s coming soon from @TOTOUSA!

LIVE TWEETERS: Snap your favorite @TOTOUSA product & share!


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Get together for #KBtribechat during #KBIS2016!

KBIS is a great place for discovering new inspiration and trends. Join us at KBIS for our annual in-person KBTribechat and networking event on January 20 at the Formica Corporation booth. We encourage all KBIS attendees and exhibitors to join us!

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KBIS attendees and exhibitors – Refer to our chat questions as you walk the show on Day 1. Take lots of photos (noting exhibitor information) and share your discoveries from 11 a.m. to noon PT on Wednesday, Jan. 20, using the #KBtribechat hashtag. Be sure to make your way to Formica Corporation’s booth (N1548) for the chat, a chance to make your own Formica® Laminate cell phone case and to meet fellow KBTribe members.

Can’t make KBIS this year? Be sure to join #KBTribechat at its regularly scheduled time and experience the show through the eyes of attendees and exhibitors alike. Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts!

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The KBtribeChat questions:

Q1: KBIS is a great place to experience new products. What are the top new products that you have seen so far at @KBIS2016?

Q2: Technology is big this year. How are manufacturers using technology to improve and enhance their products?

Q3: Sustainability continues to be an important design consideration. What sustainable products have you spotted at #KBIS2016?

Q4: Rose Quartz and Serenity are Pantone’s Color of the Year. What colors are you seeing trend at #KBIS2016?

Q5: Trendspotting time! What are the most interesting and exciting trends that you’ve seen at #KBIS2016?

Q6: We’re already about halfway through #KBIS2016. What are your must-see booths?

Follow @KBIS2016, @kbtribechat and @FormicaGroup on Twitter during Design & Construction Week for all things KBIS.
Join this Twitter discussion on Wednesday, January 20 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets or on-location at the Formica Corporation KBIS booth!

Formica Corporation is sponsoring this KBtribechat.

Here is the transcript.

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Get Ready to LIVE IT at KBIS 2016!

A #KBtribechat Twitter discussion sponsored and hosted by @KBIS2016

We’re kicking off 2016 and a new year of KBtribechat with #KBIS2016 excitement! The #KBISCountdown clock is ticking away and we’re excited to chat about what to expect this year at #DCW2016!


Join the @KBIS2016 team, @TheNKBA and many exhibitors on January 6th at 2:00pm EST to discuss new and returning initiatives including:

• Innovative Showroom Awards sponsored by American Standard, DXV & GROHE
• Best of KBIS
• Programming at the #KBISNeXT Bar such as Portfolio Reviews, Modenus Talks Roundtables, and the exhibitor Social Media Manager meet up
• Events on the #KBISNeXT Stage, including #KBISNeXT panels and the all-new #KBISDesignBites
• KBIS mobile app
• And, of course, our progressive #KBtribechat at the show with @CambriaQuartz, @WellbornCabinet, and @TOTOUSA.

Plus, hear from our exhibitors on what to expect from their brands and their booths!


Here are the questions:

Q1: Pre-registered attendance is up by more than 25% right now. What is your main reason for attending #KBIS2016?

Q2: The Innovative Showroom Awards honors excellence in showroom design. What do YOU think makes a showroom stand out in 2016?

Q3: #KBIS2016 is THE place for professional development. Are you attending any @thenkba #VFTI sessions? Presenting?

Q4: We’re presenting the 1st ever #KBISDesignBites! If you only had 3 min. to tell your product/service story, what would you say?

Q5: With all the action at #KBIS2016 #DCW2016, how do you plan to stay organized and see it all?

Q6: How will you use social media during #KBIS2016?

Q7: And to end off on a fun (and musical) note, what’s your favorite @halloates song? GO!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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SAVE THE DATE – Progressive #KBtribechat at #KBIS2016

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November 19, 2015 · 8:00 am

Move over Autumn, It’s KBIS season!

KBIS is hosting and sponsoring KBtribechat on September 2nd.


Registration for the mega-event that is Design & Construction Week opens on September 1st so what better way to kick of #KBIS2016 than with our favorite tribe.

We’re getting the ball rolling and we’ll be chatting with you about some of the newest initiatives at KBIS, as well returning favorites.

We’re not spilling ALL the beans just yet but here’s what you can look forward to as we take the reigns this week:

• One pass, 4 events – your KBIS registration gives you entrance to all Design & Construction Week™ events including NAHB International Builders’ Show, International Window Coverings Expo, and TISE.

• KBIS NeXT – We’re back with new stage programming, a new NeXT Bar, and so much more!

• News from participating exhibitors

• Returning favorites like the Innovative Showroom Awards, Best of KBIS, and Hard Hat Media Tour.

• NEW Design Bites: An exclusive opportunity for 14 lucky exhibitors to “speed date” with media and industry elite for cool new products

• Educational opportunities from the NKBA.

• #BlogTourVegas highlights


Here are our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: Your #KBIS2016 pass gives you access to 4 shows at #DCW2016. How has your game plan changed over the years?

This year we’re introducing a brand new and exclusive initiative called KBIS Design Bites on the KBIS NeXT Stage. Exhibitors will have the chance to deliver a 3-minute presentation highlighting the story of their product to media and industry elite. Tune in to learn more!

Q2: Exhibitors, what product would you want to present at #KBISDesignBites?

Q3: #NKBAU is coming to #KBIS2016: http://bit.ly/HuGE0w. Planning on taking in any sessions, courses or speakers?

Q4: Exhibitors! Jump in! Share your booth number! What can you reveal about your plans at #KBIS2016?

Q5: Innovative Showroom Award year #2 is full steam ahead! Name some qualities of great K&B Showrooms.

Q6: #BlogTourVegas is back. @Modenus, what’s the latest #BlogTour news?

Q7: What’s on your agenda for after hours? @TheNKBA Bash? Restaurants to try? Shows to see?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, September 2

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.


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