12/6/17 KBTribeChat Recap

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Every Wednesday, the kitchen and bath industry comes together to discuss all things design. With a new host and topic each week, it’s one informative hour! We’re giving you a #kbtribechat recap in just a few minutes.

This week’s chat was hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE) 2018 to discuss surface design (a favorite topic of ours). Let’s dive in!

Quartz- The sexiness of style and practicality. What exactly is it? What are the design elements? Where can you use it?

Quartz is sexy because of its style and practicality. From countertops to shower cladding and table tops, it can be used anywhere! Just ask Anthony Perez who used Pure White on this gold-accented table. For those of you unfamiliar with quartz, it’s a man-made material that’s easy to install and clean. With modern technology, it comes in a variety of colors and some are made of recycled material! Just take a look at Jet Black or Quartz Reflections.

Don’t believe it’s durability? Arbejazz Architects Studio used Pure White as a stair tread!

With health and wellness in mind, how do you find the balance between functional beauty and sacred health and wellness in surface design?

Quartz is nonporous, so mommies like Andie Huber can bake worry-free! Andie chose Calacatta Nuvo for her counters knowing they can withstand long-term abuse and still look and feel great. Keeping them clean and germ-free is as easy as a quick wipe with water and soap.

The benefits are not limited to the kitchen. Four Point Design Build picked Organic White for a double vanity design.

Emerick Architects | Frosty Carrina

How do you recommend and specify surface materials for the aging population?

A full renovation becomes difficult with age, especially when it comes to the dust associated with replacing cabinetry and counters. With Transform by Caesarstone, you can update a space in one day without the hassle of a full renovation. Transform is a quartz overlay product that doesn’t require the time, tear-out, and cost of a full countertop remodel.

With modern technology, making mosaic art fit your surface is easy. What mosaic art have you installed or specified?

Our semi-precious line is mosaic on steroids! Every piece is individually cut and set. The perfect example: a Profundo-lined island! The Concetto line is a perfect way to bring a pop of color into an otherwise all-white kitchen or add a statement piece.

Let’s chat luxury as it surrounds surfaces! Toll Brothers meets all the laws of luxury, including Pure White countertops, custom cabinetry, and homes that are as beautiful as can be. This one designed by Ryan Young Interiors is simply breathtaking!

Tune in next week to learn about designing the perfect spa bathroom for your home!

Find more design tips: Turbine Grey: A Design Guide | Kitchen Cabinetry Inspiration

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