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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

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

Two Emser Tile Collections Win “Best Of” Style & Design Awards

Posted by Emser Tile on Feb 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The International Surface Event (TISE) 2019 sparked inspiration for every surface imaginable — expansive floors, accent walls, backsplashes and more. For the second year in a row, we were honored to win “Best Of” Style & Design awards for Emser Tile collections! Rhapsody, a bold black and white geometric tile, won “Best Of” SURFACES - Style & Design, and Myth a retro-inspired mosaic tile collection with a fresh modern twist, won “Best Of” TileExpo - Style & Design.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

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

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

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

Emser Tile Rounds Out 2018 with Two Coveted Product Design Honors

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 5, 2018 10:38:06 AM

Building on a banner year of accolades, we are honored to receive two product awards in the commercial architecture and design industry: Interiors+Sources Readers' Choice 2018 for Legacy in the flooring category, and an Interior Design Best of Year 2018 honoree designation for Nuovo in tile and stone wall covering.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Top 8 of 2018: Kitchen and Bath Designs on Instagram

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 30, 2018 12:40:39 PM

Geometric patterns overwhelmingly took the spotlight in 2018. From chevron to herringbone to hexagon, our Instagram community ‘loved’ what you created and shared this year, particularly in kitchens and master baths. Through the #EmserTile Design of the Week series, we’ve seen Emser Tile collections breathe life into your favorite installations. 

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

4 Simplistically Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 20, 2018 2:47:31 PM

The Thanksgiving holiday invites a myriad of aspects to the table — joy, family and friends, and on a practical note, centerpieces! Often a last-minute thought during the busy holiday season, we’ve curated a list of quick, beautiful centerpiece ideas that are sure to evoke a festive atmosphere for your guests.

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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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