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5 Show-Stopping Wall Tile Installations

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Mar 18, 2019 2:21:33 PM

Walls provide a dynamic surface to explore materials, pattern and finish. Wall tile allows designers to play with pattern, size and texture to create a design that can appeal to any aesthetic. Composed of long-lasting materials, tile is not only durable and easy-to-maintain, but provides a dynamic avenue to express one’s self. With our broad range of styles, from classic subway tile to on-trend metallic mosaics, you are sure to find a wall tile that suit your style and budget. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Hollywood

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Mar 7, 2019 8:18:00 AM

Transport your space back into a time of glitz and glamour with Emser Tile’s newest collection, Hollywood. Fusing old-world glamour with contemporary rustic tones, Hollywood brings to life this timeless style, enhancing our collection of distinct wood-look tile.

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Topics: Tile

A Deep Dive into HGTV and TLC Designer Vern Yip’s Rosemary Beach Dream Home

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Feb 27, 2019 1:24:01 PM

A few months ago, we at Emser Tile shared our exciting collaboration with Vern Yip, HGTV and TLC’s Trading Spaces Designer, as he remodeled his home in Rosemary Beach, Florida. In an interview with HGTV about the project, Vern expressed that he wanted his house to feel like a luxurious escape while remaining family-friendly. He was able to achieve this look through a variety of Emser Tile’s new collections. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

7 Reasons to Celebrate National Tile Day

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Feb 23, 2019 8:24:24 AM

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Trending: Customizable Porcelain Patterns and Whimsical Mosaics at SURFACES 2019

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Jan 22, 2019 9:40:06 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 23-25. Today’s architects, designers, contractors and industry specialists in both residential and commercial markets can preview the wide range of aesthetics for every design preference at booth 5647.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design, Tile

12 Events Sparking Design Inspiration Each Month of 2019

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Jan 17, 2019 12:59:05 PM

“Inspiration comes from everywhere: books, art, people on the street. It is an interior process for me.” – Colleen Atwood

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Introducing Myth

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Jan 11, 2019 2:30:38 PM

Intricate geometrics inspired by whimsical retro patterns find new form in our new Myth mosaic series. Dynamic arabesques, organic petals, and mod waves emerge in timeless white, light gray, or pewter tones for a multi-dimensional focal point on the wall. Each ceramic pattern embraces layering: the asymmetric layering of shapes for enhanced visual interest at a low cost.

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Topics: Tile

Top 8 of 2018: Design Inspiration Stories

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Dec 28, 2018 1:49:37 PM

Seasonal accents, eye-catching patterns, and imaginative colors took hold in 2018. We found inspiration beyond the floor and explored these design stories, and more, on our Finishing Thoughts blog.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Introducing Rhapsody

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Dec 25, 2018 7:50:02 PM

Today’s designers and homeowners crave one-of-a-kind living spaces - customizable spaces that can seamlessly move from indoor to outdoor environments. The new Rhapsody series embraces this concept, juxtaposing an alluring distressed finish with modern design flexibility. 

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Topics: Tile

Top 8 of 2018: Commercial-Inspired Designs on Instagram

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Dec 21, 2018 11:29:36 AM

This year in design saw retro-inspired shapes, unique wood-look patterns, and contemporary concrete finishes. From a new higher education building set to inspire student success to a mall renovation that sees some of the highest foot traffic in the country, we’re inspired by the unique opportunities to help fulfill your design vision. 

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Topics: 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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