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Trends in Surface Materials + Color for 2019

Sponsored and hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE):

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Want to know what the experts are forecasting as trends for surfaces and color for 2019? Join during our #KBTribeChat hour as we take you on a journey of the four prominent themes arising in 2019, share just some of the flooring, stone and tile #TISE2019 brands who can help you achieve these looks, and offer color tips to enhance the overall design. Share your thoughts and your ideas!  

We also invite you to join us at in person @TISEevents this January 23-25, 2019 for a sensory experience. These four themes will be brought to life LIVE on the design stage at The DISH, as our international trends forecasting team Scarlet Opus infuses their concepts into a beautifully designed sensory space. Plus, a trend forecaster from their firm will be on-hand offering deeper insights into these themes and your next project. In addition, Scarlet Opus, has produced the 2019 Trends Audio Tour. After soaking in the trends at The DISH, take a walk across the floor as the audio tour guides you to view the curated exhibitors and their products on the exhibit hall floor. 

OH, and as a special thank you to all the #KBtribechat participants, we are offering you a Complimentary 2019 Trends Audio Tour! Use promo code TOUR1 when registering for TISE 2019 to receive this special offer. www.intlsurfaceevent.com/kbtribechat 

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo is the largest North American event serving industry professionals who purchase, specify, or source flooring, stone, or tile products. To learn more on these topics from today and to see the products and services first-hand, register today to attend #TISE2019 this January in Las Vegas.  

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Discussion Questions

1a. Trend #1 is curious | stimulating | sensory | vitalizing| sustainable. How do you mix science and technology with nature in your designs?

1b.    What surfaces do you think can achieve the balance of technology and nature? What colors come to mind?

2a. Trend #2 is primitive | meaningful | reflective | rural | balanced. How do you bring peace to your designs? 

2b.    How would you achieve a rural, yet peaceful aesthetic using surface materials and color?

3a. Trend #3 is luxury | refined style | understated glamour | heritage. What does it look like to blend futuristic styling and maturity in a design?

3b.    What surfaces and colors do you think can achieve a refined, mature, luxurious design?

4a. Trend #4 is bold | diverse | cultural | self-expressive | free. How would you achieve a multi-cultured, multi-colored design?

4b.   In being bold. Would you put color and pattern in the surface materials, the paint, or other parts of the design?

Join this Twitter Chat conversation

on Wednesday, November 28

from 2 to 3pm EST

by adding #KBTribechat and #TISE2019 to your tweets!

*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/21/19.  

 

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Covering the Hottest Topics in Surface Design

Sponsored and Hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE) 2018

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Walls, counters, flooring and more, how many surfaces do you design for in a space? Surface material selection, placement, understanding, design, and vision are crucial to the immediate and long term affection, safety, and use of a space. The International Surface Event is going to cover the hottest topics for surface design from aging in place to health and wellness design, technology to luxury, and all around, we’ve got the inspiration and answers for you. Join us @KBTribeChat and share your projects, your photos, and your ideas. We look forward to experiencing surface design together with you!

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TISE is the largest North American event serving the floor covering, stone & tile industries. To learn more on these topics and see the products and services first hand, register today to attend TISE 2018, January 29 – February 1 in Las Vegas.
Want to continue the conversation after @KBTribechat, attend TISE 2018, see the products and services first-hand and even sign up for an IGNITE Education pass to hear LIVE conversations on the below topics. Register at www.intlsurfaceevent.com/en/register and use promo code SURF150 when registering for 10% Off* your TISE 2018 exhibits and/or exhibits with education IGNITE registration.

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Our discussion questions:

• Quartz – The sexiness of style and practicality. What exactly is it?  What are the design elements? Where can you use it?

• Health and wellness in design – How do you find the balance between functional beauty and sacred health and wellness in surface design?

• Aging in place – How do you recommend and specify surface materials for the aging population?

• Modern technologies: making mosaic art fit your surface – What mosaic art have you installed or specified into spaces? Show us your favorite mosaic art installations.

• Let’s chat luxury as it surrounds surfaces: ethical sustainable luxury – luxury vinyl tile – the laws of luxury.

Join this Twitter Chat conversation
on Wednesday, December 6
from 2 to 3pm EST
by adding #KBTribechat to your tweets!

*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/28/18. 
Early bird pricing expired December 15, 2017.

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Let’s Talk Flooring Trends

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

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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.

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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.

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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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