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Introducing Colori

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jul 13, 2018 11:36:21 AM

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

1 Series, 3 Ways: Code

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jul 5, 2018 10:15:49 AM

Three-dimensional wall tile is trending in both residential and commercial environments. Inspired by the interplay of light and shadow, Code creates an artful display for the wall. Its minimal and neutral forms offer endless design opportunities with flat, faceted, and reflective variations in surface, shape, and texture.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Terazio

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jun 21, 2018 8:52:18 AM

‘Pavimento alla veneziana.’ Venetian pavement comes from 18th-century Tuscan Italy when ancient Italian craftsman placed pieces of stone and glass into beds of mortar to create a shimmering material. Terrazzo spread in popularity, eventually to America in the 1920s, and continues to have a strong presence in design today. 

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Topics: Tile

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.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design, Tile

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.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

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.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

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. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Mokuzai

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 10, 2018 11:35:42 AM

Japanese for ‘wood,’ Mokuzai™ draws inspiration from the natural beauty of true Oak. Mokuzai’s old world surface texture of mineral streaks and knots creates a rich and sophisticated aesthetic for a myriad of applications.

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Topics: 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.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Bold Texture and Subtle Color Variations Take Shape with Emser Tile at HD Expo 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on May 1, 2018 9:50:32 AM

Exploring the latest materials and aesthetics with which to create custom spaces, Emser Tile is excited to introduce a versatile product portfolio designed to energize environments at HD Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, May 2-4. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, myriad trending textures, colors and scales illustrate our ongoing commitment to bringing leading-edge tile and natural stone collections to the architecture and design industry.

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Topics: Insider, 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.

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