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Emser Tile Donates to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Florence Relief

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 25, 2018 2:45:22 PM

Funds dedicated to affected North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia citizens

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4 Fireplace-Centered Living Spaces for Fall

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 24, 2018 12:16:43 PM

Fireplaces exude relaxation and warmth at once. At the same time, fireplace façade design opportunities are endless. Large format tile can carry dimensional patterns to the ceiling, or a neutral tone can speak for itself in an intriguing asymmetrical installation.

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Topics: Interior Design

1 Series, 3 Ways: Legacy

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 19, 2018 3:10:26 PM

Wood-look tile transcends design aesthetic, ranging from richer, traditional tones to lighter, contemporary patterns full of variation. The porcelain favorite is replacing true hardwood with its sustainable, high-performance, and affordable qualities. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

4 Must-Attend Fall Architecture & Design Events

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 13, 2018 9:12:00 AM

“Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” – Charles Eames

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Introducing Zen

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 11, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Design can achieve form and function, but more importantly, design has the opportunity to make you feel. Patterns and hues exude emotion in a way that demands a double take, especially in the on-trend accent walls of today. 

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Topics: Tile

National Read a Book Day: 3 Books to Inspire Design Intention

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 6, 2018 8:23:44 AM

 

This National Read a Book Day, we’re taking a moment to explore some of our favorite reads for when we’re looking for design solutions. Whether inspired by color, metrics, or history, this curated book collection will have you exploring projects from a new perspective.

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6 Trending Summer ‘#EmserTile Designs of the Week’

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 5, 2018 12:00:49 PM

This summer has sizzled with inspiration. Design highlights from the season include chevron and hexagon shapes, distinctive takes on color and pattern, and magnificent accent walls. Through the #EmserTile Design of the Week, we’ve explored your unique designs coming to life. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

1 Series, 3 Ways: Metro

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Aug 30, 2018 9:22:00 AM

The unique history of natural stone carries an innate aesthetic advantage. Texture variations, fissure lines, and rich tones combine to tell a story of their own in one-of-a-kind designs. Marble and limestone each bring a timelessly luxurious feel to spaces - one which will never go out of style.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

3 Quick Labor Day Weekend Tips for the Home

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Aug 28, 2018 8:45:00 AM

A time to refresh and renew, Labor Day weekend signals the summer season coming to a close. If you’re taking time to relax at home this weekend, consider accomplishing one or two home tasks that tend to pile up throughout the summer to prepare for a fall full of entertaining. 

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Introducing Porch

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Aug 24, 2018 2:27:01 PM

From matte black accents to freestanding tubs to classic textiles, modern wood-look surfaces complement a wide array of trending design elements today with awe-inspiring hues and textures. 

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Topics: 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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