Ceramics of Italy Has Released Their Spring-Summer Tile Trends
July 11th, 2019

From muted colors to modern lines — See what’s up and coming in European tile trends (from @CeramicsofItaly via @Contemporist)



Read more here: http://www.contemporist.com/ceramics-of-italy-spring-summer-tile-trends/

KB Tribe Chat topic: Bathroom Design Trends – A Mid-Year Review
July 10th, 2019

Keep an eye out for #KBTribeChat posts between 2-3pm EST on Wednesday afternoons. Like and re-tweet them with the Hashtag #WhyTile.

Join the conversation at http://tweetchat.com/ using the hashtag #Kbtribechat.

For more info: https://kbtribechat.com/.

The Environmental Impact of Vinyl Flooring
July 8th, 2019

While vinyl flooring continues to grow in popularity, there are a number of serious environmental concerns about this resilient surface material. From manufacture, through installation and use, and even after it’s life cycle is over, vinyl has the potential to cause harm to both the environment, and your own personal space, in a number of ways.


Read more here: https://www.thespruce.com/environmental-impact-of-vinyl-flooring-1314956

Creative Blue Backsplash
July 5th, 2019

Why Tile rounded-up a host of beautiful blue backsplashes: No two look alike.


See more here:https://www.pinterest.com/whytileideas/creative-blue-backsplash/

July 3rd, 2019

There’s a reason blue’s been the long-favored color in home decoration: It covers so many bases! It can bring serenity, act as a neutral, spark creativity. Here are some great iterations of the blue backsplash trend.


Read more here: https://whytile.com/2019/06/tile-trends-we-love-blue-backsplash-tile/

Top 60 Best Home Swimming Pool Tile Ideas – Backyard Oasis Designs
July 2nd, 2019

Pool season is here! A beautifully tiled pool turns a backyard oasis into a work of art. Slip-resistant tile options keep the deck safe as well.


Learn more here: http://nextluxury.com/home-design/best-home-swimming-pool-tile-ideas/

Designing With Health in Mind
June 13th, 2019

Keep an eye out for #KBTribeChat posts between 2-3pm EST on Wednesday afternoons. Like and re-tweet them with the Hashtag #WhyTile.
Discussion Questions:
1. In the design process, what details do you focus on when designing with health and safety in mind? Please share solutions you like!
Healthy material choices not only affect indoor air quality but it’s important to know how they affect the environment and if they are made from renewal resources.
2. Are your clients asking for sustainable (healthy for the earth) and healthy products and design choices? Do these healthy building materials and design choices cost more?
3. How can technology help us address health and safety concerns in the kitchen? What about in bathrooms?
4. What features can help the end user make healthy choices in the kitchen?
5. What features can offer healthful benefits in the bathroom?
6. Do you take ergonomic principles into consideration when designing kitchens or bathrooms? Does this include the reasoning behind cabinet pull-outs and other cabinet features? What about appliance considerations?
7. In what ways can we plan for client safety in the kitchen and bath spaces we design? Please share important tips for designing spaces that work for all stages of life.
The reduction of clutter in our homes has not only been shown to reduce stress but simplification is a current design trend. How does this apply to designing healthy kitchens and bathrooms?
8. What are your go to design tips for reducing clutter in kitchens?
9. What are your go to design tips for reducing clutter in bathrooms?
Join the conversation at http://tweetchat.com/ using the hashtag #Kbtribechat

For more info: https://kbtribechat.com/2019/05/02/may-8-at-kbtribechat-designing-healthy-kitchens-and-baths/

Ceramic Tile is Environmentally-Friendly
June 6th, 2019

Many ceramic tile options are made from recycled materials. Plus, once installed, tile can be reused generation after generation. There’s no question: combining incredible durability and responsible manufacturer usage of recycled content, tile is one of the most eco-friendly flooring options available


View VIDEO here on WhyTile.com: https://whytile.com/healthy-spaces/#sustainability
View VIDEO here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxVP2H-Thyg

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‘Fabric Look’ in Why Tile Inspiration Gallery
May 23rd, 2019

In honor of #NationalTextilesDay, we’re sharing some of our favorite ceramic tiles made to look like textiles. Incorporating the look and texture of linens and other fabrics, gives your space a good base layer to build on. See examples of this tile style in the Why Tile Inspiration Gallery.WhyTile-Social-Media-Messaging-May-20191 WhyTile-Social-Media-Messaging-May-20192


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