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In the Media: Seen at SURFACES and IBS 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 22, 2018 7:57:23 AM

As a proud exhibitor at this year’s International Builders’ Show and SURFACES, we were thrilled to share our latest looks with our partners, including media members. From compelling wood looks to three-dimensional tiles, we believe a product can tell a dynamic story through design-forward vision and application. 

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A Timeless, Bold Hue: Black in Design and Architecture

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 16, 2018 9:49:26 AM

When we discovered GLIDDEN’s 2018 color of the year, Deep Onyx, we were inspired to dive into how black, a ‘back to the basics’ hue, is making a comeback as a true design force in 2018.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Emser Tile Receives 2018 "Best Of" SURFACES Award

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 6, 2018 10:35:20 AM

Last week, Emser Tile was honored to accept a 2018 “Best Of” SURFACES award for Style and Design, co-sponsored by Informa and Floor Covering News. The award, which recognizes the company’s Lakewood and Lakehouse tile series, was announced during The International Surface Event 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Topics: Insider, Tile

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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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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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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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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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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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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Mixing Layers of Texture in Holiday Décor

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 5, 2017 9:44:08 AM

Holiday memories are built on sensations: the smell of pine trees and peppermint, the sound of logs crackling in the fireplace, the first sip of eggnog or bite of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, and—best of all—the dazzling lights on display night after night. When you’re preparing your home for the holidays (and the guests that come with the season), it’s important to appeal to all five senses, including the often-overlooked sense of touch. This holiday, explore several ways to elevate each room of your home with tactile elements.

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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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