In early celebration of National Tile Day (mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 23), and in gearing up for Coverings 2022, which will take place April 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, #KBtribechat will feature a very special “Let’s Talk Tile” chat session on Wednesday, January 26 at 2 p.m. EST.
Join peers and contacts from around the globe for this tile-focused Twitter chat to connect with kitchen and bath industry specialists, tile and stone industry experts, designers, architects, builders, contractors, installers, distributors, retailers, media outlet editors, and all types of tile enthusiasts.
KBtribechat’s January 26 session will involve a lively discussion about the benefits and uses of porcelain and ceramic tile for specific applications as well as a look at some of the best and most exciting tile trends. Coverings 2022 event plans and updates will also be part of the chat.
Ceramic tile is one of the most versatile surface materials and innovative design options, with many available shapes, sizes, patterns, colors, and finishes. Yes, tile is beautiful, but it is also one of the healthiest and most hygienic choices available, being naturally resistant to bacteria, dust and other harmful pollutants.
Tile is low-maintenance and easy to clean, with superior performance in kitchens, baths and just about any indoor and outdoor 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. Join this chat and Let’s Talk Tile.
Also, learn more and register at no cost to attend Coverings 2022 at coverings.com.
For more tile information and inspiration, visit whytile.com.
Our #KBtribechat Questions:
Q. 1. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Many K&B and trade pros say tile offers true timeless luxury. Why do you think this is the case? Tweet a tile install pic that shows off timeless luxury.
Q. 2. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Outdoor kitchens and all sorts of alfresco living spaces are growing in popularity these days. What outdoor tile projects have you been a part of recently, or what do you love about tiled outdoor spaces? Pics please!
Q. 3. #KBtribechat @Coverings: If you had to choose, which topic for your 2022 K&B or tile business success keeps you up at night, and why: Installation & Fabrication, Workforce & Profits, or Materials & Trends?
Q. 4. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Time for show and tell. Share a short description and a pic of your favorite tile installation (yours or one you admire) from 2021.
Q. 5. #KBtribechat @Coverings: Health, wellness and environment are top of mind for everyone. Have you talked about the health/hygienic benefits of porcelain and ceramic tile compared to plastic/vinyl materials with your clients/customers? Why or why not?
Q. 6. #KBtribechat @Coverings: What are you seeing as the latest tile trends in sizes, shapes, colors, designs, patterns, themes, etc.? Share pics if you can.
Q. 7. #KBtribechat @Coverings: What was the most innovative, creative or unexpected use of tile you saw or heard about in 2021, or recent years?
Q. 8. #KBtribechat @Coverings: A 3-parter here… What do you love about Las Vegas; what do you love about attending Coverings; and have you registered for #Coverings2022? Go!
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!
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?”
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tile—it’s functional art for our homes. Today, tile is more versatile and beautiful than ever thanks to advancing manufacturing technology and global design influences. There are so many styles, colors, sizes, shapes, and patterns to choose from for our interior spaces. Tile’s visual appeal and performance capabilities really shine in kitchens and baths, making it a staple surfacing choice for homeowners and design professionals alike.
The annual Coverings Expo is North America’s largest exposition for the tile and stone industry. Hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe converge to display miles of tiles to tens of thousands of show attendees who are excited to experience the latest and greatest.
To keep you at the forefront of new products and all that’s happening in tile industry, we’re once again hosting our weekly #KBTribeChat from the Crossville, Inc. booth on Coverings show floor. If you’ll be in Orlando for the show, please join us in person to tweet up with friends at booth 2600. If you can’t attend the show, join us online for the chat and discover what’s new and inspiring in the world of tile!
For everyone who’s part of this tile-focused chat, get your photos ready! We want to see your tile designs during this special conversation for our industry!
Our KBtribechat Questions:
Q1: Latest tile trends—share!
Q2: Any innovations compelling you to spec more tile?
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 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.