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#Coverings2018 #KBtribechat

A Tile Trends Discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Tile.

Convergence by Crossville - kitchen

Tile, one of the most beloved surfaces across the centuries, is having a heyday! Now more than ever, people are clamoring for tile’s undeniable style—and its performance, as well. As we see interior design trends become more bold and a bit audacious, there’s plenty of tile to fall in line. From looks that harken to art deco’s roots to options that speak to the grand scale and deep colors of the old Dutch masters, today’s tile products are running the gamut of aesthetics, form, and function. Tile is increasingly specified in commercial and residential spaces, and thanks to advancements in the material, it’s being used in more plentiful and unique applications.

Laminam by Crossville I Naturali Statuario Venato

The annual Coverings Expo is North America’s largest exposition for the tile and stone industry. One a thousand 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.

Because we’re focused on bringing our design community together to stay apprised of new products and latest, greatest news, we’re once again hosting our weekly #KBTribeChat from the Crossville, Inc. booth on Coverings show floor this year. If you’ll be in Atlanta for the show, please join us in person to tweet up with friends at booth 7654. If you won’t be able to attend the show, join us online for the chat and discover what’s new and inspiring in the world of tile!


For all who are participating, get your tile photos ready! We want to see your favorite projects featuring tile, as well as pics of your favorite new products. We’ll share these and so much more during this special conversation for our industry!

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: Name the hottest new tile trends you’re loving.

Q2: How is tile fitting into emerging design trends?

Q3: Bold color/pattern for lasting surfaces like tile: yes/no/why?

Q4: Any common issues/priorities in spec’ing tile?

Q5: Show & tell of your favorite tile installations!

Join this Twitter conversation

on Wednesday, May 9

from 2 to 3pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s a link to view the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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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?

Modern kitchen interior design

Join this Twitter discussion

on Wednesday, October 25

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s a link to the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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A Storied Relationship: Tile and Design!

We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Arpi Nalbandian is hosting kbtribechat. She will be leading us in a discussion on tile and design. Join our twitter conversation by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets between 2 and 3pm eastern time.

Arpi Nalbandian








Arpi Nalbandian is a writer, editor, blogger and Social Media consultant who is passionate about tile, design and architecture.

With more than 15 years of editorial experience in the flooring industry, five of which were served as editor of TILE Magazine, she brings a unique feel and perspective to her articles thanks to her many years of travel and personal experiences.

She is the owner and founder of Tileometry, an informative portal of things related to tile. She is also a regular contributor for Avente Tile’s “Tile Talk” blog, Associate Editor/Social Media Director for PROInstaller magazine, and is now in charge of the social media accounts for both Marble Systems, Inc. and Country Floors.

You can connect with her on all these platforms:

Twitter –

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Facebook –

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Pinterest –

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Arpi’s Coverings’ Board

LinkedIn –

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Houzz –

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Here is the transcript for this chat.


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