Custom Commercial Cement Tile Inspiration
DECEMBER 2, 2014
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Customizable cement tiles, from clockwise (top right), include: Traditional Melilla ; Classic Serengeti ; Traditional Gran Cordoba ; and Geometric 02 Cement Tile. Handmade cement tiles are a great choice for commercial, hospitality, and retail spaces. A cement tile mold acts as a blank canvas for applying your creativity with customization. Designing with Tile.
Vintage Tile Tour, Continued
FEBRUARY 17, 2015
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. As we conclude our tour of the Original Los Angeles Spec House, I''ll pick up where we left off from last week''s post. First, a little background information! If you love tile, then you can''t miss this rare opportunity to tour a house with tiles installed in nearly every room, including some Royal Delft cloisonné decorative tiles. What a wonderful treat it was.
Tile Inspiration For Your Next Kitchen Remodel
MARCH 17, 2015
Guest post by Jane Blanchard, Modernize. Vibrant blue Arabesque tile adds visual interest. Image via Modernize. Tile is a popular choice for kitchen floors and backsplashes, so popular that even the priciest and most custom options can seem bland. One tile company is changing that, one beautifully unique tile at a time. Handmade Cement Tile. Image via Modernize. Hand Painted Relief Tile.
Tile Backsplash Ideas for Modern Vanities
DECEMBER 16, 2014
By Cheryl Khan of Trade Winds Imports. Maybe your bathroom is stuck in the 60s or maybe you just need to freshen things up a bit. The vanity backsplash serves both a functional and aesthetic purpose, adding decorative features to your bathroom while simultaneously protecting your walls from moisture. Photography by highfithome. So how can we choose a backsplash for a modern vanity? Glass Tiles.
Geometric Tiles Create Style on any Budget
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Geometric tiles in classic shapes, such as chevron, hexagon, stripes, honeycomb or octagon, are a great way to add style to your home''s wall or floors. More intricate patterns reproduced on a single tile will always be more expensive than plain tiles. Here''s are a few tips to create style and accommodate just about any budget. Tip #1. Tip #2. Make a mosaic. Tip #3.
Interlocking Circles: The Power and History of Pattern in Design
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. For thousands of years, geometric shapes and symbols have decorated homes, structures, religious buildings and art work. Influenced by nature (such as the perfect hexagon of a honeycomb made by bees), geometry has, in essence, shaped our world. Interlocking circle patterns grace the floor tiles of this establishment''s corridor. Image via Math Munch.
Avente Tile Talk: Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design
MAY 20, 2014
Dating back to as early as the 7th century the Islamic Arts have influenced an array of cultures and societies, such as the notable geometric designs in their tile work. These tiles were commonly used as floor and wall
Tile Trends 2015 : Variety is the Spice of Tile
APRIL 21, 2015
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Last week was action-packed as I made my annual pilgrimage to Coverings, a trade show for tile and stone. Bill Buyok, Avente Tile owner, at Coverings 2015. It''s thrilling to share the industry trends with you and unveil our newest lines (drum roll please). Hexagons are Hot. Hexagons tile formats were everywhere. Formats, Patterns, Texture and Technology Blend.
Avente Tile Talk: Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour
OCTOBER 29, 2013
I just returned from a business trip in the Dominican Republic meeting with the owners of the Aguayo Cement Tile Factory. Aguayo Cement Tiles are well known for their quality, large color palette, and commitment to new
Saltillo Tile's Centuries-Old Allure
APRIL 7, 2015
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Coupled with decorative ceramic tiles, Saltillo tile exudes Old World charm. Hand-crafted from natural clay deposits, authentic Saltillo tile can only come from one place in the world - Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila in Mexico. The process of turning this special Mexican clay into tiles has remained unchanged since 1577. A brush is used at the edges.
Handmade Cement Tile: Defining Quality
AUGUST 19, 2014
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Handmade Alcala Cement Tile on a bathroom wall. In my last post, I introduced Avente Tile’s newly published Guide to Buying Handmade Cement Tile. This 14-page downloadable Guide features information, examples of cement tile installations, FAQs, and more. Handmade cement tile in geometric shapes elegantly define a clubhouse restaurant''s floor. Long-Lasting.
Support the Tile Heritage Foundation
DECEMBER 9, 2014
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Tiles tell tales!" is the way Sheila A. Menzies, Executive Director of the Tile Heritage Foundation , explained it to me many years ago. As the year draws to a close and you consider year-end donations, don''t forget about this amazing organization. They need your support and engagement! Since it was founded in 1987 by Sheila A. Photo Credit: Aguayo Tile.
Identify Cement Tile Grout Haze and Remove It
JULY 8, 2014
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. One of the greatest joys about blogging and my love of tile is sharing fabulous installations using cement tile like this one featured in House and Home. The cement tile installation uses a Geometric Moroccan Circle pattern in soothing green. Cement Tile in a Geometric Moroccan circle pattern. Image via House and Home. Spotting Grout Haze.
Cuban Tile Makes Grand Entrance for Resort Hotel
OCTOBER 1, 2014
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. The above commercial installation of Cuban cement tile uses a classic rug design in rich, warm colors. The hypnotic pattern of our Cuban Heritage Design 110-3B 8x8 handmade cement tile features prominently in this resort''s airy and grand entry. Not only is it beautiful, but it adds to the sustainability factor with its long lifecycle. Pecan Pie. White. Ash Gray.
A Better Saltillo Tile: Rustic Cement Tile Pavers
APRIL 28, 2015
A Saltillo tile entry features a cement tile rug. Via Vanguard Studio, Inc. By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. A few weeks ago, we spoke about the history, production and properties of Saltillo tile. To recap, hand-crafted from natural clay deposits, authentic Saltillo tile can only come from one place in the world - Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila in Mexico. Color variations. Made in the USA.
Avente Tile Talk: Italian Made: Fashionable Tile, Design
JUNE 18, 2013
The same determination applies to their design sense when it comes to tile. From Venetian glass mosaic tiles, to ceramic tile that closely resembles heavy brocade patterns, to the crispness of summery linens, it seems the
Cement Tile Rug Creates a Welcoming, Warm Patio
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. A centered rug pattern with border in a warm palette welcomes guests. The stunning pattern of our Traditional Alcala cement tile series, in a custom colorway, creates a spectacular entry for this Southern California home. The border, which effortlessly frames the 8"x8" Traditional Alcala cement tile pattern rather nicely, can be used to accentuate a room or hallway.
Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile
JULY 22, 2014
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Since launching our new line of Porcelain Pool Tile earlier this month, we''ve been getting a lot of questions about what makes porcelain tile better than ceramic tile. More commonly, the question is simply, "What is the difference between porcelain and ceramic tile?" It’s a question I gladly welcome and one that is fairly easy to answer. No cowrie shells here.
Avente Tile Talk: The Buyer's Guide to Ceramic Tiles
JUNE 4, 2013
Ceramic tiles are materials that can add glamor and value to any part of your home. Although initial cost can be expensive, these tiles are easy to maintain and can stand the test of time. If you are considering this flooring
Cement Tile Creates Luxurious Lido for Hotel
OCTOBER 28, 2014
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Cement tile have the ability to create luxurious, rich designs in any environment; but, the effect is breathtaking and awesome when applied to commercial applications for restaurants and hotels because of the grand scale. Cement tiles create a luxurious lido for this hotel property. Cement tile work well with the grand scale of commercial design. Heritage Tibetan Gold.
Avente Tile Talk: Designing with Tile: Fireplaces & Hearths
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
An ever-increasing back-to-basics philosophy is leading homeowners towards the path of refreshing and renewing the look of their living areas. Be it a fresh coat of paint, updated flooring, dramatic lighting, and so on, the
Geometrical Ceramic Tiles Offer Everlasting Design
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Our new Geometrical Glazed Ceramic tile collection was used to create this appealing kitchen backsplash. Our Geometrical line of ceramic tile mixes classic hand-painted glaze techniques with modern, geometric patterns to achieve an absolutely stunning look. They are ideal for backsplashes, accent strips or anywhere a splash of design is needed. Designing with Tile.
Avente Tile Talk: Patterned Tiles are Power Play at Coverings 2014
MAY 6, 2014
While Coverings was celebrating its 25th anniversary in Las Vegas, I was celebrating something I hadn't seen much of at this annual tile and stone trade show since I've been attending: patterned tiles. Lot's of patterned tiles
3 Ways to Create Style with Plain Hexagon Tile
MARCH 24, 2015
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. With it''s classic six-sided shape, the hexagon is gaining and maintaining it''s elegant prowess in design circles (pun intended) once again. Here are three ways plain hexagon tiles lead to an overall stylish look. Our style guide below uses both ceramic, porcelain, and cement tiles - all available from Avente Tile. Hexagon Style Tip #1. Hexagon Style Tip #2.
Cement Tile Patchwork Makes Kitchen Backsplash Sing
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Patchwork tile floors and walls using encaustic cement tile are incredibly popular. Patchwork is a great way to add color and pattern to any room. The cheerful designs make you smile. A cement tile patchwork design was used for this kitchen backsplash. Photo credit: Avente Customer, Laurie Suarez. I couldn''t help but ask her how the project came out. Nice job!
Glazed Brick Provides Versatility for Classic to Contemporary Design
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Our newest line of tile takes its cue from simplicity and ease. If you like the classic look of subway tile then you will love the look of our glazed brick. This versatile line is great for back splashes and walls, including commercial applications. Avente Tile''s Glazed Thin Brick comes in six colors. Pick a Color or use them all! Mustard. Cinnamon. Pewter. Storm. White. Washed. Offset.
Vintage Tile Tour of Original Los Angeles Spec House
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Recently, I had a rare opportunity to tour a house with Royal Delft tiles installed in almost every room. Located in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, the home tour was arranged by Joe Taylor and Sheila Menzies of The Tile Heritage Foundation for a collector. A resplendent Art Deco tile fountain. As soon as you pass the entry gate, you know this is no ordinary home.
Malibu Field Tiles for Enhancing Your Space
JULY 1, 2014
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Spanish Santa Barbara Style tiled fountain with handmade patterned and solid-colored field tiles. Image via Pinterest. Summer is now in full-swing with vacations, short getaways, daily outings, and entertaining outdoors with friends and family members alike. These solid-colored, high-fired glazed tiles are the perfect companion to decorative tiles. Pumpkin.
Avente Tile Talk: Portuguese Ceramic Tile Artistry
DECEMBER 3, 2013
According to the curators of the Palácio Nacional de Sintra (National Palace of Sintra) in Portugal, the use of azulejos (a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile) in decoration is unique when compared
Avente Tile Talk: Tile Fireplace Design Tips
FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Written by Bill Buyok, Avente Tile As February comes to a close, so does this month's focus on tiled hearths and fireplaces. Today I will share three tips that can help you achieve the best design for your tiled fireplace. Tile will
Avente Tile Talk: New Tile Designs, Installation Products from.
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Surfaces, the largest U.S. event serving the floor covering industry, once again brought together buyers and sellers from around the world to see the latest floor covering products, tools, services and technologies. The event
Decorative Tile in Commercial Design
AUGUST 12, 2014
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. While I prefer the quiet residential neighborhoods for my morning walks in Los Angeles, crossing commercial swaths and busy streets can''t be avoided in California''s most populous city with a population of 3.8 million people. Decorative tile adorn this building on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills. An up-close look at the pattern details of the tile facade. La Brea Ave.
Avente Tile Talk: Two-Tone Cement Tile Pattern Creates Serenity
APRIL 8, 2014
Gone are the days of solely mixing bold colors and patterns only to walk away with a headache rather than inspiration! However, integrating patterns to create a soothing space remains high on everyone.s design list
Conversations Art Tile by David Shipley
MARCH 3, 2015
By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Southern California artist David Shipley has created a line of contemporary hand-painted ceramic art tile based upon his unique paintings and sculptures. According to the artist, he is fascinated by the emotions and reactions brought upon by the vibrant color contrasts. David Shipley Conversation 5 | 12" x 18" Ceramic Tile Mural. These tiles are made-to-order.
Avente Tile Talk: Arabesque & Spanish Cement Tile Designs to Love
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
Together with Arabesque Spanish floor tiles, our hand-painted La Merced ceramic tiles (from our Barcelona collection) reveal a warm and friendly surrounding. Avente Tile is happy to announce that our extensive collection of
Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tiles Add to the Impeccable Details of.
APRIL 22, 2014
I must begin this post by saying, thanks! Thanks to a very smart, extremely motivated, and very inspiring entrepreneur, Sally Kane! We just happened to meet because she called to talk about cement tile for her new restaurant
Avente Tile Talk: Alluring Arabesque Spanish Cement Tiles
NOVEMBER 19, 2013
With their Moorish and Spanish influences, Arabesque designs and patterns have remained timeless and always in fashion (think Boho chic and the California missions). The same philosophy also applies to the time-tested
Avente Tile Talk: Moroccan Tile: In a Class of Its Own
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Countries with colorful histories have always provided a deep-rooted fascination to outsiders because of their culture, traditions, food, and most importantly, the art produced within the country. It's through this art that we, the
Elevations Relief Cement Wall Tile from Avente Tile
MAY 19, 2015
By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Last month, I reported some of my favorite tile trends and finds from Coverings in the my blog post Tile Trends 2015: Variety is the Spice of Tile. One of the most unique new tile designs I spotted at the show is a relief cement wall tile line from Aguayo Tiles called Elevations. Elevations is a new cement tile in relief for walls. 3D Hexagon in three shades of grey.
Avente Tile Talk: Spanish Tiles Make Magic
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
The geometric patterns of Spanish tiles have created alluring charm in homes for centuries. These time-tested patterns still make magic today. This powder room is a great example of how these classic patterns still have style