Los Angeles, Calif. -- Emser Tile’s 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, 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.
Merging function and form, Borigni lays the foundation for complementary design elements in hospitality environments, and features a heightened concrete look with slight color and texture variations achieved through high-definition printing. The series’ large-format glazed porcelain tiles offer the aesthetic and durability of concrete, while outperforming the material in cost and ease of maintenance.
Supporting a traditional industrial aesthetic infused with modern appeal, Borigni breaks the boundaries of the brushed concrete look with customizable installation opportunities. Intermix three trending tile sizes (35x35, 18x35 and 12x24 in.) for one-of-a-kind designs. The collection also allows designers to carry texture from the floor to the wall with raised diagonal accent tile, which invites a variety of diagonal, chevron, and diamond patterning previously unseen in traditional concrete. The collection’s flexibility allows designers to install patterns across expansive floors, which can even transition from indoor to outdoor.
“Emser Tile aims to break the boundaries of what commercial design can accomplish,” said Barbara Haaksma, Emser Tile vice president of marketing. “We are honored that Borigni is recognized for what its dynamic concrete-look and artistic effects enable designers to create in hospitality spaces.”
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