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Dive into These Outdoor Pool Oases

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 19, 2018 10:34:36 AM

Leading into the summer months, homeowners begin to crave a vacation, but what about a staycation? Whether you’re considering a modern infinity pool in a city suburb or a larger lap pool in a coastal hotspot, there are an array of ways to make your outdoor space feel like a sanctuary. 

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Topics: Interior Design

Celebrate National Gardening Day This Weekend

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 12, 2018 1:12:43 PM

“There’s no palette as rich as a garden.” - Robert Irwin

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Topics: Insider

3 Commercial Spaces Sharing a Dynamic Color Story

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 11, 2018 8:42:26 AM

The pure scale of a commercial space calls for a cohesive and impactful color story. Add to that the opportunity to encapsulate a brand through hues, and beautiful designs arise. Whether reveling in neutral tones with pops of color or making a dramatic color statement, these three commercial environments have us looking twice. 

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Introducing Elixir and Picket

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 6, 2018 9:38:45 AM


From classic monochromatic tones to warm alternating textures, we’re inspired by the different looks a single shape can form. In two new complementary mosaic series - Elixir and Picket - we explore an array of opportunities for angular motifs in both porcelain and glass materials.

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Topics: Tile

Emser Tile Announces New Showrooms in Fort Myers, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 3, 2018 11:43:56 AM

We are excited to announce the openings of two new showrooms and service centers in North America. The new Florida location marks our sixth in the state, while the Charleston-area location is our first in South Carolina.

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Topics: Insider

1 Series, 3 Ways: Barn

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 29, 2018 10:44:31 AM

Rustic luxe design influences can be seen across the interior design industry in everything from farmhouse kitchens to industrial-inspired commercial spaces. Boasting petrified materials to patterned panels, the diversity of today’s wood-look tiles enable durable and sustainable installations without compromising aesthetic.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

3 Spaces Celebrating Indoor-Outdoor Connections

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 27, 2018 11:47:47 AM

With warmer seasons on the horizon and open-concept designs transitioning from indoor to outdoor settings, we’re diving into a few of our favorite spaces for inspiration. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside a Natural Light-Inspired Arizona Home

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 23, 2018 10:23:21 AM

Evoking the beauty in simplicity with neutral tones and repeated patterns, this Arizona home celebrates open, yet defined spaces with shape, pattern, and light.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Trending: Glowing Glass

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 21, 2018 1:37:36 PM

Glass — a material with origins that date back to several thousand years ago — is resurfacing in new, innovative ways throughout today’s residential and commercial spaces. From storefronts with all-glass windows to coffee tables with shadow boxes, glass reflects your personal style as well as a transparent design theme.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Nuovo

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 15, 2018 9:18:16 AM

Delivering undeniable glamour and sophistication to residential and commercial interiors, Nuovo™ exhibits form and texture in a unique 12” x 35” scope. Achieve a beautiful display of shadow and dimension through these glazed ceramic wall tiles.

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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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