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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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on Wednesday, May 25th

from 2 to 3pm eastern

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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

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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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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Alena Capra

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

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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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
Arpi Nalbandian
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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June 3, 2015 at #KBtribechat: A Focus on Kitchen Backsplashes

A design discussion!

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Our discussion questions:

1. ) What looks are trending now for backsplashes in the kitchen? Please share pics!

2.) What are your favorite materials for backsplashes in the kitchen? Why?

3.) What are your design solutions for ending backsplashes on return walls? On cabinet finished ends?

4.) Please share design tips and photos for backsplashes on cooking/ventilation walls!

5.) What backsplash materials/looks have you found inspirational or want to design in?

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on Wednesday, June 3rd

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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Talking Tile from #Coverings2015

Tile is a perpetually popular choice for covering floors, walls, and other surfaces such as countertops. From its timeless, artisanal appeal to its technical characteristics and performance, tile is a staple of quality and beauty, and data confirms that its consumption is on a steady increase throughout North America.

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On April 15th—during the annual Coverings Expo, the ultimate tile and stone conference – #KBtribechat is having a discussion on the topic of tile. We’ll gather with our tribe, some of us live at the show and the rest of us from our respective corners on the map, to discuss the latest greatest tile trends and ideas for installations.

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Laminam by Crossville

Here are the discussion questions:

Q1: Latest tile trends: Discuss! (colors/sizes/textures)

Q2: What tile styles are tops for kitchens & baths? Share images!

Q3: Show/share your latest tile projects (or others’ projects you love).

Q4: Are you using more tile these days—beyond kitchen & bath?

Q5: Where do you get tile inspiration?

For the third consecutive year, our Coverings chat will be sponsored and hosted by domestic tile manufacturer Crossville, Inc, maker of beautiful, environmentally friendly porcelain, stone, glass and mosaic tile collections. We’ll convene in the Crossville booth—# 3818—at our standing chat time: Wednesday, April 15th at 11 a.m. P.T./2 p.m. ET. Make plans to join us from wherever in the world you’ll be for a great time talking all things tile.

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Good Trends vs Bad Trends!

A design discussion hosted by Rose Dostal.

Recently we asked for topic ideas and Rose came up with one that everyone was excited about.  She has put together a KBtribechat discussion to get us thinking about trends on a deeper level.

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A kitchen by Rose Dostal.

Here are her KBtribechat questions:

Q1.)  We have seen many sensor activated faucets in recent years come into the residential market. What are the pros and cons of this trend?

Q2.)  Tiled countertops…thoughts? Perhaps the worst trend ever? Or is it? Do you think it will ever make a comeback?

Q3.)  Do you think that end users should apply the color trend of the year to their cabinetry?

Q4.)  Bidets are _______.  Fill in the blank!

Q5.)  Do many global trends start in the USA?

Join our Twitter chat discussion on Wednesday, June 4th, from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

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Rose Dostal

Rose Dostal is a registered Architect with a primary focus on interiors and interior architecture for the commercial and residential market. She finds inspiration in her travels, from friends, movies and her camera lens (follow her on Instagram!) Learn more about her work at:
http://www.RMDdesignsLLC.com
http://www.facebook.com/RMDdesigns

 

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Uncovering the Latest Trends in Tile – Live from Coverings 2014

Talking About Tile Specification as Part of Kitchen & Bath Style

Once again, tile is bringing the tribe together! Join us at our next #kbtribechat as we look at the latest tile trends—with special attention to the priorities and perspectives of those of us who actually specify or guide clients’ decisions about tile.

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There’s no denying that tile is a premiere way to cover surfaces and accessorize spaces. Now more than ever, we have seemingly endless options in porcelain, stone, glass, metal, large format and mosaic collections. Amidst all the options, what actually makes it into our projects? What tile styles are our peers working with out? What would we like our clients to be more open to? What are the tile trends should we know about?

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Live from Coverings—the ultimate tile and stone trade show in the U.S., we’ll gather with our tribe to talk about tile to give pros like you leading edge insights. Here’s our list of questions for discussion.

Q1: What are the latest tile trends? (colors, sizes, textures, etc)

Q2: What tile styles are tops for kitchens? Share images!

Q3: What tile styles are best for baths? Show us your pix!

Q4: Have you increased your tile usage in the last year?

Q5: Do shows like Coverings influence your specifications?

For the second year running, our Coverings chat will be sponsored and hosted by domestic tile manufacturer Crossville, Inc, maker of beautiful, environmentally friendly porcelain, stone, glass and mosaic tile collections. We’ll convene in the Crossville booth—# 11055—at our standing chat time: Wednesday, April 30th at 11 a.m. P.T./2 p.m. ET.  Make plans to join us from wherever in the world you’ll be for a great time indulging in tile talk.

We have a group Pinterest Board for this KBtribechat.  Let us know if you’d like an invite!

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Personalize Your Space!

A discussion on the growing kitchen and bath industry trend towards personalization!

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Choices are the name of the game today in all aspects of kitchen and bath design!

How do you personalize cabinetry and countertops?

What about tile?

In what ways are kitchen appliances allowing us to personalize?

Can we personalize sinks and faucets?

 

We will be talking all this and more on the personalization trend in kitchen and bath design. Join our Twitter  discussion on Wednesday, April 16th, from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets.

 

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#Coverings2014 and a Celebration of Everything Tile

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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.

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Ryan Fasan

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.

Website: www.coverings.com

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