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#Coverings2018 #KBtribechat

A Tile Trends Discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Tile.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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on Wednesday, May 9

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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March 14 at #KBribechat – Why Tile?

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings.

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At Coverings, you can experience nine miles of tile and stone from around the world in one location. Join us in Atlanta May 8 – 11, 2018. We hope to see you at the show!
Click on this link to learn more and register for free.

Our KBtribechat questions:

• Q1) What tile trends are you seeing emerge for 2018 and beyond?

• Q2) Installing tile & stone is a precise process. What steps do you take in your business to ensure a perfect application for clients?

• Q3) Health and wellness are important factors today. How has using tile helped aid in the healthy design of a home?

• Q4) What tile trends or products are most requested by clients for their homes?

• Q5) In today’s busy world, tile offers a low-maintenance and durable alternative to other materials. How have you included tile in a recent project to increase durability?

• Q6) Tile at Coverings comes from all over the world. What cultures or global landmarks have inspired your use of tile?

• Q7) Coverings brings together the best of the tile & stone industry. What kinds of connections are you most excited to make at #Coverings2018?

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on Wednesday, March 14

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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January 3 at #KBtribechat – Let’s Talk Backsplashes & Accent Walls


A design discussion! 

Sponsored and Hosted by Use Natural Stone

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When we consider surfaces for the kitchen and bath, we typically think first about horizontal surfaces such as countertops, vanities, islands and flooring. However, it’s important also to consider vertical elements and how the creative application of materials such as natural stone can bring these areas to life in bold and unique ways.

The interesting use of surface materials on backsplashes, walls and shower enclosures merges the best of function + form – not only helping to protect walls from moisture and splatter, but also delivering depth, dimensionality and visual interest.

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Images – clockwise from left: Artistic Tile, Marblex Design Int’l, Stone Interiors New Orleans

Available in a wide variety of materials and colors, backsplashes are a great place to play up style in the kitchen or bath. For those looking for a more dramatic look, accent walls can transform what are often viewed as utilitarian spaces into places of beauty and inspiration.

For example, distinctive slabs of natural stone can be placed behind a bathtub or sink to create a dramatic focal point or be used as a stunning backdrop for a shower enclosure. Backlit stones such as onyx are particularly striking in this type of application.

Mosaics, inlays, tiles and “book matched” materials provide another way to capture the eyes while also enabling individual expression through interesting patterns and color combinations.

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Images – clockwise from left: The Tuscany Collection, ROCKin’teriors, Decolores Mármores e Granitos

 

Whether choosing neutral hues to create a soothing, organic backdrop or opting to add a pop of color, the inspired use of vertical surfaces enables us to see kitchen and bathroom spaces in a new light.

Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

Q1)  Do you have a go-to material that you use for backsplashes? Why that material?
Q2)  Solid backsplash or tile/mosaic (patterned) backsplash – what’s your preference? Photos please.

Q3)  When it comes to backsplashes/shower surrounds for the bathroom, what are your favorite materials?

Q4)  What are some of the most interesting kitchen/bath accent walls treatments you’ve seen?

Q5)  Standard backsplashes, ceiling height backsplashes – or something in between?

Q6)  For vertical surfaces, do you opt for neutrals or color? Matte or shine? Let’s see examples.

Q7)     What exciting new trends do you see for vertical surfaces in the kitchen and bath?

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on Wednesday, January 3

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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April 5 at #KBtribechat – Tile Trends from #Coverings2017

A design discussion!

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Tile.

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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—on both floors and walls, making it a staple surfacing choice for homeowners and design professionals alike.

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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!

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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?

Q3: Where do you find tile inspiration?

Q4: Share how you choose/work with installers.

Q5: What are your priorities when specing tile?

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on Wednesday, April 5th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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March 29 at #KBtribechat – Outdoor Living Trends

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by MS International.

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The heart wants what it wants, and for homeowners one message is clear this spring: recreating outdoor living spaces is a high priority project. Thanks to warmer days, homeowners are starting to plan their new alfresco lifestyle.

Join MSI to chat about the most compelling outdoor living trends and inspired new exterior products hitting the market. From materials with innovative functionality to surfaces made for an enviable backyard oasis, we hope you’re able to join the discussion.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: What outdoor living trends are you seeing emerge in 2017? What’s the inspiration behind them?

Q2: What’s the most desired features in today’s outdoor spaces?

Q3: What are some of your favorite outdoor projects you’ve seen featuring tile or stone?

Q4: What are some ways homeowners can infuse their personalities & design styles into their outdoor projects?

Q5: What are some simple & budget-friendly ways to spruce up your outdoor space?

Q6: Any new, exciting outdoor products, materials or applications you’d like to share?

Q7: Any outdoor trends or products you’re looking forward to seeing at Coverings next week?

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February 22nd at #KBtribechat – Tile and Stone Trends for 2017

Why tile, and what we’re looking forward to at Coverings 2017.

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings Trade Show.

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At Coverings, you can experience nine miles of tile and stone from around the world in one location. Join us in Orlando on April 4 – 7, 2017. Crossville Tile will be hosting KBtribechat from the show floor on April 5th. We hope to see you at the show!

Click on this link to learn more and register for free

 

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The KBtribechat discussion questions:

• Q1) What tile color trends are you seeing emerge for 2017 and beyond?

• Q2) What are some trending styles in tile for 2017? What is the inspiration behind them?

• Q3) What is the best way to approach uncovering tile and stone trends at #Coverings2017?

• Q4) What are some of your favorite projects you’ve seen featuring tile and stone?

• Q5) This year’s Coverings Installation Design Showcase focuses on Tiny Homes. Why is tile and stone a good fit for smaller spaces?

• Q6) Tomorrow is National Tile Day, hosted by @Coverings. Why do you choose tile for your projects?

• Q7) Why is Coverings an important show for kitchen & bath professionals to attend?

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on Wednesday, February 22

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June 15th at #KBtribechat – A Mid-Year Focus on the Bathroom

A design discussion!

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This week we’ll be pinning images to Bathroom Design Ideas. Let us know if you’d like to be added to this group Pinterest board.

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What overall looks are popular now for the bathroom?

Share pictures!

2.) What bathroom fixture finishes and features are trending?  Are there features you’d like to see available or expanded?

3.) What materials/looks are trending for shower walls? Bathroom floors? Please share!

4.) Lighting is so important in bath design and is constantly evolving! What’s trending?

5.) Water-efficiency has become a priority in bathroom design. What are ways we can reduce water use without sacrificing a luxury bathroom experience? Share go to products and ideas for socially sustainable designs.

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on Wednesday, June 15th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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