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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

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May 25th at #KBtribechat – Creating that Wow Factor

A design discussion!

 

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) What cabinetry elements play with our emotions and make us want them? Decorative hardware or pull-outs? A certain style or finish? A beautiful layout?

Share pictures!

Q2.) The backsplash wall area is often a place to add bling to the kitchen. What is trending with backsplashes that is exciting?

Q3.) What kitchen countertop materials and details add to creating a wow factor when entering the room?

Q4.) Major kitchen appliances can offer much to to impress. What are your favorite ways to show them off?

Q5.) What are your kitchen window and lighting tips for adding drama and beauty to the kitchen?

Q6.) Kitchens are very complicated. Do you have any other kitchen design ideas to wow us? Please share!

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The April 20th KBtribechat is all about Tile!

Sponsored and Hosted by Crossville Tile.

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Tile is a surfacing material that’s been popular in design for literally centuries and can be found throughout historically significant places the world over. In a testament of true staying power, tile’s style isn’t just holding in today’s evolving marketplace; it’s growing! Now more than ever, kitchen and bath designers are turning to the appeal and performance of tile products for their projects.

The annual Coverings Expo is an epicenter for discovering the latest in tile trends. With exhibitors from across the globe, the show connects attendees with makers that are innovating and advancing this historically cool product category into new realms.

To stay apprised of the latest in the tile industry, we’re once again hosting our weekly #KBTribeChat from the Crossville, Inc. booth on Coverings show floor. If you’ll be in Chicago for Coverings, please join us in person to tweet up with friends at booth 7306. 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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The discussion questions:

Q1: Let’s talk latest tile trends! (colors/sizes/textures)

Q2: What are your priorities when specifying tile?

Q3: Anything new/revolutionary in tile this year?

Q4: Are you using more tile in your projects these days?

Q5: What inspires you to design with tile?

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Join this Kitchen and Bath Industry Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, April 20th

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March 2 at #KBtribechat: Tile and Stone Trends for 2016

…and what we’re looking forward to at Coverings!

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings with Alena Capra

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The KBtribechat questions: 

• Q1) What tile color trends are you seeing emerge for 2016 and beyond?

• Q2) What are some trending styles in tile for 2016? What is the inspiration behind them?

• Q3) What is the best way to approach uncovering tile and stone trends at #Coverings2016?

• Q4) What was revolutionary this year in tile? What are some exciting technical innovations?

• Q5) It seems like there are a lot of new products this year combining multiple trends. Is this true? What cross-trends have you seen?

• Q6) #Coverings2016 takes place in Chicago this year. What are the must-see buildings in this architecture city?

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

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on Wednesday, March 2nd

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It’s #TileTuesday on #KBTribeChat Wednesday!

Tile consumption in the U.S. is on the rise. As market demand is growing, so are the creative options that tile makers are offering. That means it’s high time for our tribe to talk tile style and share insights on how you’re working with this beloved material in your projects.

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Join us as we assemble with the very tile-minded Arpi Nalbandian (aka @tileometry) and Irene Williams (aka @tiletuesday and @crossvilleinc) to chat about trends and the ins and outs of tile use, selection, and installation. Best of all, we’re carving plenty of time for you to show and tell us about your favorite projects with tile—so be sure to have images ready to share!

Here’s a look at our discussion guide for the conversation:
• Why do you spec tile? Look—performance—sustainability—etc?
• What tile styles are tops w/ you & clients (color—size—look)?
• Spec’ing more tile lately? If yes, why? If no, what’s spec’ed instead?
• Name your top tile suppliers/makers. Why?
• Do you have a fave installer? Tell how design & installation work together.
• Your best tile installs—show & tell!

About our co-hosts for this KBtribechat:

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Arpi Nalbandian
Arpi Nalbandian is a writer, editor, blogger, and social media consultant who is passionate about tile, design, and architecture. With more than 20 years of editorial experience in the flooring industry, 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, a regular contributor to Avente Tile’s “Tile Talk” blog, Associate Editor/Social Media Director for ProInstaller magazine, and associate editor for Premier Flooring Retailer magazine.

You can connect with her on these platforms:

Website/Blog

Twitter
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Tileometry

Facebook

Pinterest:
Arpi Nalbandian
Tileometry

LinkedIn

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Irene Williams
Irene Williams is a marketing and PR pro who’s spent the better part of two decades representing manufacturers in the interior design and home products industry. She’s known best in the design community as the voice behind Crossville, Inc., U.S. maker of sustainable tile collections. Her clients know her as the owner/principal of Msg2Mkt, LLC —a digital marketing and PR agency. Today, she’s also having a blast on Instagram as @tiletuesday where she’s Instablogging about tile trends the world over.

Follow her as TileTuesday on Instagram and Twitter: @tiletuesday.
Connect with her professionally on LinkedIn

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on Wednesday, October 14th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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