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3 Spaces Celebrating Indoor-Outdoor Connections

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 27, 2018 11:47:47 AM

With warmer seasons on the horizon and open-concept designs transitioning from indoor to outdoor settings, we’re diving into a few of our favorite spaces for inspiration. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside a Natural Light-Inspired Arizona Home

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 23, 2018 10:23:21 AM

Evoking the beauty in simplicity with neutral tones and repeated patterns, this Arizona home celebrates open, yet defined spaces with shape, pattern, and light.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Trending: Glowing Glass

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 21, 2018 1:37:36 PM

Glass — a material with origins that date back to several thousand years ago — is resurfacing in new, innovative ways throughout today’s residential and commercial spaces. From storefronts with all-glass windows to coffee tables with shadow boxes, glass reflects your personal style as well as a transparent design theme.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Nuovo

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 15, 2018 9:18:16 AM

Delivering undeniable glamour and sophistication to residential and commercial interiors, Nuovo™ exhibits form and texture in a unique 12” x 35” scope. Achieve a beautiful display of shadow and dimension through these glazed ceramic wall tiles.

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Topics: Tile

Take a Virtual Tour of The New American Home 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 13, 2018 8:16:24 AM

As our living spaces evolve, new trends arise and timeless elements remain, but functionality and comfort continue to be ever-important. New homes must embody this flexibility, so we’re proud to once again partner with The New American Home to illustrate the advancements and aesthetics of today’s modern living. Professional Builder explored how ‘transitional style meets state-of-the-art construction smarts’ in this Montverde, Florida residence.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design, Tile

1 Series, 4 Ways: Velocity

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 6, 2018 9:12:25 AM

Geometric designs enable one-of-a-kind plays on pattern. From a minimal design touch in a guest bath to an expansive accent wall, chevron is making a lasting statement across design-forward interiors.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside San Diego’s New WD-40 Company Headquarters

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 27, 2018 9:13:05 AM


A space defined by innovation and built for functionality, San Diego’s new WD-40 Company headquarters resemble an office-turned-village, evoking the company’s community-centric culture. Each work station in the building is exactly the same size with access to natural daylight – enabling a collaborative environment that aligns with a comfortable, at-home feel.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Façade

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 20, 2018 12:33:35 PM


Design trends are supporting an evolution of the concrete look – resulting in products with welcoming texture, simplistic coloration, and diverse applications. Unveiled at this year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) and SURFACES, our Façade™ series showcases Emser Tile’s take on the concrete trend with an added plaster effect for a softened aesthetic.

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Topics: Tile

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

Introducing Echo

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 1, 2018 9:40:13 AM

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Unveiled at this year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) and SURFACES, our new Echo™ collection emulates a dynamic union of shape, pattern, and sustainability through hexagon and herringbone mosaics. Crafted with recycled glass, the series is both beautiful and material-conscious for design-forward kitchen and bath surfaces.

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Topics: Tile

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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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