Emser Tile Opens State-of-the-Art Testing Facility

Published: October 18, 2023

Emser Tile, a leading designer and producer of tile and natural stone, has announced the opening of Emser Tech, a state-of-the-art product testing facility that is equipped to effectively conduct all industry standards tests. The new facility allows Emser to validate testing, data analysis and quality control metrics.

This is a strategic decision that enables the company to meet and exceed industry standards.

“The lab represents our ongoing investment and commitment to quality excellence,” said Carl Delia, CEO and president of Emser Tile.

Located in Houston, Emser Tech is situated inside one of the company’s four Distribution Center hubs. All Emser products pass through the location, giving the lab team immediate access to the newest products, ensuring timely and detailed results.

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“Bringing the testing process in-house empowers Emser to examine product evaluations more thoroughly and ensures that our development team has oversight from start to finish,” said Brent Shoemaker, vice president of technical services at Emser Tile. “Working hands-on at this capacity results in the utmost product integrity and fuels timely innovation.”

Capabilities at Emser Tech include the following, which are in-line with current industry standards:

  • Water Absorption ASTM C373
  • Breaking Strength ASTM C648
  • Scratch Hardness (MOHS) ASTM C1895
  • Abrasion Resistance ASTM C1027
  • Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (DCOF) ANSI A326.3
  • Chemical Resistance ASTM C650
  • Stain Resistance ASTM C1378

More information can be seen in the Emser Tech Testing Lab video.

Photo credit: Emser Tile

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