Finishing Thoughts Graphic 3.png

Inside Little Rock’s Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 19, 2018 8:44:19 AM

When designing the Four Points by Sheraton in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Emser Tile team looked to an authentic travertine aesthetic with a contemporary twist. Esplanade, also featured in The New American Home 2017, spotlights the stone-inspired look in large format porcelain tiles.

Read More

Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Emser Tile Wins 14th Annual HD Award with Borigni Collection

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 15, 2018 10:40:06 AM


We are thrilled to announce our Borigni series won the flooring category of the 14th annual HD Product Awards, alongside co-winner, Hand Grade from Havwoods International. The award, announced at Hospitality Design magazine’s annual HD Awards event on June 6 in New York, recognizes products based on myriad criteria, including design innovation, aesthetics and functionality in hospitality environments; cost/value; technical advancement; and environmental responsibility. Nearly 300 products were submitted this year in 11 categories.

Read More

Topics: Insider, Interior Design, Tile

4 Design-Minded Events for Your Summer Itinerary

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 7, 2018 10:16:15 AM

Read More

Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Introducing Agenda

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 31, 2018 11:18:38 AM

A rustic subway tile, Agenda™ captures the beauty of simplicity and spontaneity at once. The glazed ceramic wall collection features intriguing texture and subtle color variations reminiscent of natural stone.

Read More

Topics: Interior Design, Tile

3 Grill-Worthy Patios

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 22, 2018 10:29:23 AM

With Memorial Day and warmer weather on the horizon, family and friends are beginning to plan for outdoor gatherings. From afternoon dips in the pool to impromptu cookouts, outdoor living spaces are an ideal location to welcome the summer season. 

Read More

Topics: Interior Design

1 Series, 3 Ways: Vertigo

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 17, 2018 8:06:00 AM

Today, accent wall designs are viewed as a piece of art. Wall tiles illustrate unique patterns that take sophisticated spaces - from baths to kitchens - to new heights.

Read More

Topics: Interior Design, Tile

5 Trends Arising from a Vibrant HD Expo 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 15, 2018 7:51:00 AM

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” - Charles Eames

Read More

Topics: Insider, Interior Design

4 Captivating Chevron Tile Applications

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 11, 2018 7:58:00 AM

First seen in early art, including pottery and rock carving designs, the chevron pattern has staying power. Today, the shape is constructed in luxe residential and commercial spaces. From alternating panels to mixed-material mosaics, explore four chevron applications inspiring us. 

Read More

Topics: Interior Design, Tile

3 Unexpected Ways to Feature Tile in Hospitality Spaces

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 3, 2018 1:23:27 PM

A widely-used material in hospitality environments, tile’s design opportunities span a myriad of aesthetics and applications. During this HD Expo season, we’re exploring three surprising tile applications for these unique environments.

Read More

Topics: Interior Design, Tile

4 Instagram Baths with Stunning Wood-Look Landscapes

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 26, 2018 8:34:02 AM

From accent surfaces to full takeovers, wood looks are here to stay and to stun. A design favorite for master baths, a variety of wood-look tile collections fulfill a range of aesthetics through the latest colors, shapes, and textures. 

Read More

Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Design trends and inspiration for tile & natural stone

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.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts