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Emser Tile Rounds Out 2018 with Two Coveted Product Design Honors

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 5, 2018 10:38:06 AM

Building on a banner year of accolades, we are honored to receive two product awards in the commercial architecture and design industry: Interiors+Sources Readers' Choice 2018 for Legacy in the flooring category, and an Interior Design Best of Year 2018 honoree designation for Nuovo in tile and stone wall covering.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Top 8 of 2018: Kitchen and Bath Designs on Instagram

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 30, 2018 12:40:39 PM

Geometric patterns overwhelmingly took the spotlight in 2018. From chevron to herringbone to hexagon, our Instagram community ‘loved’ what you created and shared this year, particularly in kitchens and master baths. Through the #EmserTile Design of the Week series, we’ve seen Emser Tile collections breathe life into your favorite installations. 

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Inspired by Giving

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 27, 2018 9:49:20 AM

Every year, Emser Tile selects inspiring organizations to contribute to in honor of our valued associates and partners. In addition to monetary donations, we are proud to offer associates time off to volunteer with organizations of their choice. On this Giving Tuesday, we thank the entire Emser family for your support in spreading holiday cheer to underprivileged families, wounded war heroes, cancer survivors, and special needs children, among other groups.

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Topics: Insider, Team Emser

Surfacing in the Media: Fall 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 21, 2018 10:41:48 AM

This fall marked a number of milestones, from our 50th anniversary to exciting product recognitions to two state-of-the-art distribution center openings. None of these would be possible without our fantastic partners across the country, and we are honored to share this season’s news with you. 

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4 Simplistically Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 20, 2018 2:47:31 PM

The Thanksgiving holiday invites a myriad of aspects to the table — joy, family and friends, and on a practical note, centerpieces! Often a last-minute thought during the busy holiday season, we’ve curated a list of quick, beautiful centerpiece ideas that are sure to evoke a festive atmosphere for your guests.

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Topics: Interior Design

Emser Tile Opens Newest Distribution Centers in Texas and Florida

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 16, 2018 10:28:06 AM

On the heels of our 50th anniversary celebration, we are excited to build on our roots in the central United States with a relocated and expanded 600,000-square-foot Central Distribution Center in Houston,Texas, as well as join the Coral Springs, Florida, community with a new 215,000-square-foot Florida Distribution Center.

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3 Takeaways from Emser University

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 14, 2018 9:10:14 AM

As a Training magazine 2018 Training Top 125 winner, we are dedicated to training our associates and our partners in the latest in tile and stone product knowledge, manufacturing processes, and selling strategies. Emser Tile leads the way in customized, multi-tiered learning and development through our award-winning training program, Emser University.

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Introducing Sanctuary

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 31, 2018 12:53:08 PM

Reflect the simplistic beauty of sought-after natural wood grains in a durable glazed ceramic tile with Emser Tile’s latest wood-look series, Sanctuary™. Warm neutrals with rustic undertones bring a quiet elegance for an inviting retreat at home, in a hospitality guest room, or at the office. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside the Beautiful New Business Building at Oklahoma State University

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 22, 2018 12:23:53 PM

Oklahoma State University draws roots back to 1890 and is now home to more than 25,000 students. The university recently opened a $72 million building for its School of Business, referred to as the ‘Crescent Masterpiece.’ Designed as a majestic, round architectural showcase, everything about the facility is state-of-the-art, including its custom tile and natural stone. 

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Emser Tile Organizes Donation to Support Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 19, 2018 10:22:40 AM

In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Emser Tile has made a $10,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support local humanitarian services and programs in the Florida Panhandle area.

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