Original article by: BUILDER Online

Collections include Xtra porcelain tile and Mizu, H20, Kaze, and Splash pool-rated tiles.


Ahead of the summer season, Emser Tile has introduced new tile collections designed for use in outdoor living environments, as well as expanded its existing outdoor tile options.

New offerings include four collections of pool-rated tile—Mizu glazed ceramic tile, H20 glass mosaic, Kaze glazed ceramic tile, and Splash glass mosaic. Each is available in a variety of colors, including shades of blue and green.

“Blue is a timeless hue, often connected to the element of water and therefore represents peacefulness and tranquility, which we all continue to covet,” says Suzanne Zurfluh, director of trend and design at Emser Tile. “Green emphasizes the acceleration of biophilic design, sustainability, and wellness in the world that we live. From muted sage greens to rich, saturated emeralds, green is indicative of hope and the anticipation of better things to come.”

Also available for outdoor use is Xtra glazed porcelain tile, designed to imitate the look and feel of wood, concrete, or stone. At an 8 on the MoHs hardness scale, it is harder and more durable than natural stone, as well as freeze-thaw stable. The tiles measure 24 inches square, are available in cool silver or warm beige, and are rated for a variety of uses including patios, spas, pool decks, fireplace facades, and interior kitchens and baths.

“Tile is the perfect material to transition your living space between indoors and outdoors,” says Zurfluh. “As more and more homeowners entertain outdoors and make the most of time spent outside, landscapes have become extensions of interior spaces, usually separated by floor-to-ceiling glass, blurring the distinct line between the two living areas.” emser.com

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