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Top Design Trends from Surfaces 2017

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 11, 2017 9:15:00 AM

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Today’s interiors are more versatile than ever before with a myriad of aesthetics from rustic to sleek. At Surfaces 2017, these were some of the top trends in residential and commercial tile and natural stone.

  • New concrete and limestone looks ideal for on-trend commercial interiors
  • Large format tiles offering unmatched design opportunities for floor and wall
  • Unique three-dimensional tiles that promote endless design opportunities
  • Various wood-look styles for both residential and commercial applications

Barbara Haaksma, Emser Tile Vice President of Marketing, commented on today’s tile trends: “From fabric replicas to wood-inspired designs to intricate mosaics, tile and stone products are taking on new forms and, as a result, unleashing a world of design possibilities for residential and commercial professionals. It’s exciting to lead industry conversations surrounding the important role tile and stone play in creating on-trend, sustainable spaces.”

Below are several new, on-trend product highlights from Emser.

Trend: Concrete and limestone looks

Hangar: Hangar offers the contemporary appeal of linear concrete, while delivering a flexible modern solution. A variety of tile sizes including large format panels contribute to a wide range of on-trend applications.
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Presidio:
An indulgent plane of ivory limestone with exquisite variations characterizes Presidio. Featuring five coordinating mosaics – Chevron, Rhombus, Splitface, Ministack and Square – the collection’s unique beauty is found in subtle color changes and veining resulting from minerals during the stone’s natural formation.
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Trend: Bringing materials from the floor up to the wall

Blue Emotion: Inspired by the dark and vivid hues of Belgian Bluestone, Blue Emotion exudes a richness and depth brought forth by subtle nuances of cool tones. Featuring a contemporary matte finish, the collection is available in three colors including Dark, Gray and Light for both commercial and residential installations.
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Trend: Three-dimensional shapes

Code: With Code, the integration of light and shadow effects create an artful display of shapes that actively shift and transform. The collection’s minimal and neutral forms offer endless design opportunities. Hex and Wedge shapes are available in nine variations for wall applications, including multiple textures and dimensions, and Trapezoids make for unique compositions on the wall and floor.
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Catalyst
: With an interesting mix of cast, glass and stone materials, Catalyst creates an exclusive collection of surface effects. The series presents an array of design possibilities using hexagon shaped mosaics and combinations of various textures, both linear organic and smooth.
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Trend: Wood looks

Angeles: The new glazed porcelain collection, Angeles, celebrates the beauty of the natural world and adds to Emser’s expansive number of wood look tiles. High-definition technology creates an inspiring illusion of raw materials, mimicking the unique gradations and variances found in natural wood.
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Topics: Interior Design

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