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Inside a Rustic Chic Houston Home

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 19, 2018 10:37:14 AM

Drawing from both modern and traditional influences, Premier Kitchen & Bath designers skillfully incorporated neutral ceramic, porcelain, and glass materials offset by darker cabinetry and accents to achieve a rustic chic look in a recent build. The Houston-based design team invited us to explore their latest work.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Coloring Your 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 16, 2018 10:05:24 AM

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” - Wassily Kandinsky

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Edge

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 11, 2018 7:41:04 AM


Mosaic masterpieces are consistently a focal point in any space - that’s why we are creating new looks that nod to a classic, yet contemporary feel. Our new Edge™ series features frosted glass to illustrate a story of shape and color. 

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5 Must-Reads for a Fresh Outlook in 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 9, 2018 7:34:21 AM


Whether you’re looking to refresh your home or workspace, or you’re a professional builder or designer looking for new ideas this year, we’re excited to share our curated collection of must-read books for inspiration. One of our new year’s resolutions was to learn something new in 2018, and we’re sure that these outstanding books will do just that.

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Topics: Insider

Trending: Emser Tile Debuts New Collections for Builder Industry at IBS 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 3, 2018 9:03:24 AM

The Emser Tile family is excited to showcase a selection of our most recent product innovations at this year's International Builders' Show (IBS) at South Hall, Booth S1810 in Orlando, Florida, January 9-11.

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Topics: Insider, Tile

4 Hints for an Inspiring New Year

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 29, 2017 8:22:00 AM

A new year brings new ideas, goals, and opportunities. The key to accomplishing these 2018 opportunities is choosing meaningful goals that inspire us.

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Topics: Insider

Introducing Glitz

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 27, 2017 9:19:07 AM


Mixed materials are flourishing throughout today’s residential and commercial designs. Fuse material, texture, and color variations for surfaces that take on new aesthetics. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Emser Tile's Top Blog Moments of 2017

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 21, 2017 9:34:09 AM


2017 was an exciting year for Emser Tile. From introducing more than 20 unique new collections to opening an Eastern distribution center to earning multiple industry awards, we’re proud to share in our accomplishments with all of you.

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Topics: Insider

1 Series, 4 Ways: Bianco Gioia

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 19, 2017 11:37:45 AM

Marble, a beloved design material throughout residential and commercial environments, celebrates luxury and elegance. Bianco Gioia’s natural color and veining variations in cool whites and grays make each piece unique. The series can also take on different aesthetics, from traditional to contemporary, in both polished and honed finishes. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside a Simplistic Master Bath

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 15, 2017 7:58:00 AM

Evoking the simplicity of an all-white design, this master bath shines because of its clean and fresh approach. In drawing from aesthetics that downplay bold color, natural light takes center stage to highlight minimalist materials for understated glamour.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

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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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