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A Wood Look for Every Design Vision

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 28, 2018 12:42:17 PM

A growing trend with staying power, wood-look porcelain and ceramic tile offer highly realistic and innovative designs for today’s spaces. Capitalizing on tile’s functionality in kitchen and bath spaces, wood-look tile can go where true wood cannot hold up — blending beauty and practicality in one application. 

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5 Floor-to-Ceiling Design Takeovers

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 26, 2018 9:13:57 AM

Impactful design can be derived in a myriad of ways - whether with an accent piece, an all-over neutral tone, or floor-to-ceiling wall art. Taking shape in small-scale mosaics to expansive dimensional wall art, explore five spaces where wall design demands a double take.

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Topics: Interior Design

Introducing Terazio

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 21, 2018 8:52:18 AM

‘Pavimento alla veneziana.’ Venetian pavement comes from 18th-century Tuscan Italy when ancient Italian craftsman placed pieces of stone and glass into beds of mortar to create a shimmering material. Terrazzo spread in popularity, eventually to America in the 1920s, and continues to have a strong presence in design today. 

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Topics: Tile

Inside Little Rock’s Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 19, 2018 8:44:19 AM

When designing the Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Emser Tile team looked to an authentic travertine aesthetic with a contemporary twist. Esplanade, also featured in The New American Home 2017, spotlights the stone-inspired look in large format porcelain tiles.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Emser Tile Wins 14th Annual HD Award with Borigni Collection

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 15, 2018 10:40:06 AM


We are thrilled to announce our Borigni series won the flooring category of the 14th annual HD Product Awards, alongside co-winner, Hand Grade from Havwoods International. The award, announced at Hospitality Design magazine’s annual HD Awards event on June 6 in New York, recognizes products based on myriad criteria, including design innovation, aesthetics and functionality in hospitality environments; cost/value; technical advancement; and environmental responsibility. Nearly 300 products were submitted this year in 11 categories.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design, Tile

Emser Tile Takes Home Second Consecutive Floor Covering News Award of Excellence

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 12, 2018 6:59:43 AM

We’re honored to announce that Emser Tile has been recognized for the second consecutive year with a 2018 Floor Covering News Award of Excellence, sponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa Exhibitions.

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Topics: Insider

4 Design-Minded Events for Your Summer Itinerary

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 7, 2018 10:16:15 AM

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Emser Tile Creates New Career Opportunities in Houston

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 5, 2018 9:22:02 AM

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Topics: Insider, Team Emser

Introducing Agenda

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 31, 2018 11:18:38 AM

A rustic subway tile, Agenda™ captures the beauty of simplicity and spontaneity at once. The glazed ceramic wall collection features intriguing texture and subtle color variations reminiscent of natural stone.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Emser Tile and Century Communities Continue Exclusive Tile and Stone Partnership

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 29, 2018 11:57:15 AM

Fastest-growing U.S. public builder renews supplier relationship for three-year term

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Topics: Insider

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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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