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In the Media: Seen at SURFACES and IBS 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 22, 2018 7:57:23 AM

As a proud exhibitor at this year’s International Builders’ Show and SURFACES, we were thrilled to share our latest looks with our partners, including media members. From compelling wood looks to three-dimensional tiles, we believe a product can tell a dynamic story through design-forward vision and application. 

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Topics: Insider

Introducing Façade

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 20, 2018 12:33:35 PM


Design trends are supporting an evolution of the concrete look – resulting in products with welcoming texture, simplistic coloration, and diverse applications. Unveiled at this year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) and SURFACES, our Façade™ series showcases Emser Tile’s take on the concrete trend with an added plaster effect for a softened aesthetic.

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Topics: Tile

A Timeless, Bold Hue: Black in Design and Architecture

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 16, 2018 9:49:26 AM

When we discovered GLIDDEN’s 2018 color of the year, Deep Onyx, we were inspired to dive into how black, a ‘back to the basics’ hue, is making a comeback as a true design force in 2018.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

4 Instagram Baths Elevating Neutrals

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 13, 2018 12:41:53 PM

From cabinets to curtains, you will find a myriad of design elements with neutral bases throughout a home. Today’s residential designs are elevating neutrals by pairing them with captivating new patterns, angles, and textures.

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Topics: Interior Design

Baker Bros Named Emser Tile 2017 Platinum Dealer of the Year

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 8, 2018 8:35:57 AM

We are thrilled to recognize Arizona-based Baker Bros as the Emser Tile Platinum Dealer of the Year for 2017. The award was announced last week during The International Surface Event 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Emser Tile Receives 2018 "Best Of" SURFACES Award

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 6, 2018 10:35:20 AM

Last week, Emser Tile was honored to accept a 2018 “Best Of” SURFACES award for Style and Design, co-sponsored by Informa and Floor Covering News. The award, which recognizes the company’s Lakewood and Lakehouse tile series, was announced during The International Surface Event 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Topics: Insider, Tile

Introducing Echo

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 1, 2018 9:40:13 AM

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Unveiled at this year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) and SURFACES, our new Echo™ collection emulates a dynamic union of shape, pattern, and sustainability through hexagon and herringbone mosaics. Crafted with recycled glass, the series is both beautiful and material-conscious for design-forward kitchen and bath surfaces.

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Topics: Tile

3 Striking Backsplashes with Scale

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 30, 2018 8:01:50 AM

Known as the “heart of the home,” the kitchen continues to make a design statement in the home for guests, and for homeowners. With many considerations for the kitchen - from pendant lighting to stovetop to flooring - one of our favorites is the backsplash. Backsplashes highlight different colors, materials, and shapes, as well as an integral element - scale.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Trending: Innovative Mixed Materials, Shapes, and Scales at SURFACES 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 25, 2018 11:35:28 AM

Emser Tile is excited to showcase an ever-expanding portfolio designed to inspire market trends at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, January 30 - February 1. 

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1 Series, 3 Ways: Chronicle

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 23, 2018 9:15:05 AM

With timeless beauty and captivating elegance, natural stone’s veining creates a unique linear design for interiors. We capture this sought-after look in our Chronicle™ porcelain tile series.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

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We are driven by design, and in Finishing Thoughts, we bring it to life - sharing tile trends, spotlighting those who inspire us, and sparking creativity for residential and commercial spaces.

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