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Emser Tile collections bring color, movement to the wall

Emser Tile LogoLos Angeles—Emser Tile has introduced two glazed ceramic wall tile collections, Ombre and Craft, inspired by the subtle shifts and movement of color.

Ombre is an avant-garde expression of a classic subway tile. The series creates a luminous effect on the wall fading from a bright center to a darkened edge. Available in a 6 x 12-inch size, Ombre includes four tinted neutrals—White, Ivory, Silver and Taup—and two saturated accent colors—Graphite and Blue—to transform residential and commercial interiors, from compelling shower walls to contemporary fireplace facades.

Craft is a crisp, contemporary approach to wall design. Craft is an intriguing statement tile in a 3 x 12-inch size. Classic neutrals take on an undulating glossy finish for a refreshing complement to any décor in residential and commercial environments. Shadow and light are reflected across horizontal panels to encourage movement along a surface, making this collection especially suited for large accent walls.

For more information, visit emser.com/products/ombre and emser.com/products/craft.

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Philadelphia Commercial contributes to Florida special needs school

philicomDalton, Ga.—Philadelphia Commercial recently donated carpet tile, resilient flooring and wall tiles to renovate two rooms of the Neva King Cooper Educational Center in Homestead, Fla. The facility is a special needs school in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system that offers programs designed to provide educational services for students with severe intellectual disabilities, ages 3 to 22.

Kalyn Rothaus, interior designer, host of “Office Spaces” and guest host of this special edition of “Designing Spaces,” oversaw the improvements and chose the Philadelphia Commercial products. For the school’s sensory room, a space designed to help calm anxious students and stimulate nonresponsive ones, Rothaus chose Philadelphia Commercial’s Cradle to Cradle Certified Multiplicity, a carpet tile she had installed in a patchwork design in various colors. “I picked this modular tile in a variety of colors to appeal to the students’ sense of sight and the softness of the tiles to their sense of touch,” she said.

For the home economics room, an area that includes kitchen appliances, a luxury vinyl plank style, In the Grain, was selected, as well as ceramic wall tile. “Luxury vinyl plank is a wonderful product for this area,” Rothaus says. “It’s resilient and waterproof, and I love the durability factor and the wood visual.” All of Philadelphia Commercial’s vinyl flooring products are FloorScore Certified.

The project will be featured on an upcoming episode of “Designing Spaces,” which will air on Oct. 27 and again on Nov. 3.