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TRENDS

LEFT Inspired by stones and

woodgrains around the globe,
the 2019 Living Impressions
Collection features 12 new
FORMICA Laminate patterns,
two new finishes and two new
edge selections. New patterns
include Neapolitan Stone,
Istanbul Marble and Nero
Marquina (shown here).
Maison from NEMO TILE
+ STONE is an 8-in. by
8-in. ceramic tile offered
in a variety of colors,
including Glacier, shown
here. This collection,
suitable for wall applications, is available in 10
colorways, including
whites, neutrals and
jewel tones, each featuring a glazed finish.

BELOW LUNADA BAY TILE

takes inspiration from streamlined vessels in its newest tile
collection, Ka-nū. Japanese
for canoe, the ceramic tile
collection offers three architecturally dimensional surfaces:
Keel, a canoe-shaped tile with
a raised center; Plank, a rectangular field tile (shown here);
and Buoy Mosaic, a round tile
with a single dimple.

THE NEW FOCUS: WALLCOVERINGS

ANN SACKS has introduced Banana Leaf to its
new Flash Collection. The
clay for Banana Leaf - an
8-in. by 8-in. tile - is handpressed into the mold, then
hand-trimmed before firing. When completed, the
tile is hand-sprayed with
the company's signature
artisan glazes and fired a
second time to allow the
glazes to mature and seal.

The Venture Plank range
from HAVWOODS INTL.
consists of high-quality,
European-produced planks.
The Amazon plank (shown
here) is available in light
brown in a one-strip pattern
and a width of 260mm.

Backsplashes are coming out as the boldest and
most colorful element in a remodel. Those and
other wallcoverings are amplifying the personality
of a space, whether it's a spa-like bathroom or a
busy kitchen made for entertaining. Ceramic and
porcelain tile - the most popular backsplash material according to a Statista 2019 report - is easily
accessible and comes in many colors, patterns and
sizes. This makes it possible to have a one-of-akind appearance and color palette.
"Saturated colors are trending for wallcoverings,
including emerald greens and deep blues," said
DeeDee Gundberg, director, product development and design, for Ann Sacks. "Pink is still the
color of the moment, and we've seen that morph
into shades of coral and persimmon as well."
Along with selecting bolder colors, homeowners are also considering more exotic shapes like
arabesque or the handmade look of encaustic tiles.
Three-dimensional tile - another recent trend -
offers an updated take on traditional shapes like
subway tile. Blends of concrete, metal, ceramic
and glass are also trending in mosaic backsplashes.
"There is a lot of innovation in materials, and
much of this is also coming from the mix of [various choices]," said Feras Irikat, director of design
and marketing for Lunada Bay Tile.
Traditional materials like marble are getting a
makeover with new shapes and finishes. Unexpected inspirations - like textiles or worn metal
- are showing up on backsplashes for an unusual
appeal. A mix of complex geometric shapes and
blended colors is coming into play, making it possible for a backsplash to feel like a work of art.

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"Consumers want to know they are purchasing a quality, durable product that will transform
an ordinary space into a memorable retreat,"
said Jeff Nibler, COO and president of sales for
Island Stone."They're looking to create their own
personal vision, and when it comes to tile and
cladding for walls and backsplashes, it's all about
combining the practical with the magical."
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
Last Word Designer takes chances
Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Contents
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 4
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Show Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Trends Perfect surfaces: walls, floors & countertops
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - NKBA Insiders Sharing today’s
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - 20
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Better Business The benefits of professional creds
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Hot Topic Wellness: the new buzzword
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Research Roundup A market report on outdoor kitchens
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Stories from the Field Solutions to common project challenges
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - KBIS 2020 A guide to what to see and do at the show
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Small Spaces Tight guest bath goes glam retreat
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Balanced Budget Builder basic to farmhouse inspired
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Before & After Dark & dated to big & bright
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - What’s Hot Showers & dishwashers
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2019 - Check out the winners of the 2019 Designs of the Year competition!
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