Handmade Cement Tile: Defining Quality

Tile Talk

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. To understand the nuances of cement tile, let’s look at what cement tile is, and how it differs from ceramic or porcelain tile. What is Handmade Cement Tile? Cement Tiles are: • Durable.

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Designing with Cement Tile: Shapes, Sizes, Formats

Tile Talk

Exercise your creativity with handmade cement tile! Last month, we reviewed the time-tested quality manufacturing processes and techniques utilized in producing handmade cement tile. In this third installation, we’ll take a look at the various sizes, shapes and formats available with cement tiles. Also, because cement tile is a handmade product, it’s further possible to exercise your creativity with Cement Tile Customization Services.

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Hexagon Cement Tile – Patterned and Plain

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During Coverings 2015, hexagons played a more sophisticated role in terms of visual and tactile significance with increased offerings in cement, encaustic, glass, porcelain, ceramic and stone. Geometric Cube A 8" Hexagon Cement Tile | Avente Tile. Mission Hexagonal Frame 8" Cement Tile | Avente Tile. For more information and inspiration about patterned and plain hexagon tiles, visit our comprehensive Hexagon Cement Tile Buying Guide.

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Pre-Sealing Cement Tile: An Important Step

Tile Talk

How to Apply a Grout Release - Cement Tile Install Tips. When you see a finished cement tile installation (or any tile installation), it''s hard to visualize just how bad it looked when grout was first applied. The task becomes more arduous when a porous material, such as cement tile, needs to be cleaned up. Handmade cement tile offers a range of design possibilities for any commercial, hospitality, or retail space. Fall for our In-Stock Cement Tile & $ave.

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Cement Tile Border Pattern Creates Charming Patio

Tile Talk

Cement tiles naturally create an Old World ambiance with their traditional patterns and color variations that occur from being a hand-crafted product. For this Italian restaurant, using cement tiles was an obvious choice not only for their time-tested durability, but also for their effortless ability in helping to create a quaint, yet sophisticated, atmosphere. This Italian restaurant uses a cement tile border pattern in rows to create charm. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

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Cementing The Latest Trend In Design: Cement Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Wait…Cement Can Be Tile? Cement tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. Cement tiles are therefore considered to be a ‘green’ or ecological product because the elements and process required for manufacturing them are natural. Manufacturing cement tiles is a pure art form that has been passed on from generation to generation. What Are My Cement Tile Options? Why Cement Instead of Porcelain?

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Benefits of Pre-Sealing Cement Tile

Tile Talk

Pre-sealing cement tiles is not a required step in all manufacturers'' installation procedures; however, it is something I recommend. Before deciding whether or not to pre-seal your cement tiles, let''s make sure you understand the purpose of pre-sealing along with its benefits and risks. Using a grout release or pre-sealer on cement tiles helps ensure a successful installation. Why Pre-Seal Cement Tile? Grout being applied to patterned cement tiles - a messy job!

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Encaustic Cement Tile as Wainscoting

Tile Talk

Cement tile is paired with locally-sourced coral stone to create this stunning wainscoting for a bathroom. Pattern and color continuity flow through this Dominican Republic home with the use of a cement tile and coral stone wainscoting. Manzanillo Cement Tile adds finesse to any wall or wainscoting application. La Rochelle Cement Tile creates a harmonious outdoor wainscoting. Vibrant Traditional Bayahibe Cement Tile as wainscoting.

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Stand Out in Style With Our Handcrafted Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Our handcrafted encaustic cement tiles let you take your creativity to the next level, and there are many reasons why they’re so popular. Explore why you should learn about artisan-poured cement tiles for your next design project. Why Consider Cement Tiles?

Epoxy Grout vs. Cement Grout

The Tile Doctor

Tile grout is typically cement-based. Grout is a thick paste that has many applications. The application most people are familiar with is for filling cracks between tiles to help keep them in place. General

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5 Cement Wall Patterns You’ll FALL In Love With

The Cement Tile

Why Use Olvera Collection Cement Tiles? Our cement tile is also eco-friendly, so you’ll be doing your part in fostering a more sustainable world. You can order these cement tiles tailor-made on special request.

Avente Tile's Cement Tile Buying Guide: The Source for Finding Cement Tile That's Right for You

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Avente Tile''s Guide to Buying Handmade Cement Tile. Handmade cement tile has to be one of the most beautiful types of tile available for transforming a space into a personal expression of pattern, style and design. However, since it is a handmade product, figuring out what makes a high quality and durable cement tile isn''t immediately obvious. The six steps/subsections are: What is Handmade Cement Tile? What to Look For in a Cement Tile.

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Cement Tiles Exude Warmth, Flexibility in Master Bath Redesign

Tile Talk

As you can see, the showy bathroom uses one of our boldest, most colorful cement tile patterns, Melilla. Melilla Cement Tile in Master Bath. Not only did the customer embrace color and pattern, they also combined cement tile with mosaic wall tiles. Rich cement tile patterns in warm tones play off the cool blue patina of the vanity. View of the vanity and cement tile floor from the walk-in shower. Cement tile rug with warm mosaics show how well.

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Custom Commercial Cement Tile Inspiration

Tile Talk

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. If it''s inspiration you''re craving for your next commercial design project, then make sure to view the dozens of images we''ve assembled within our Cement Tile Design Ideas section. By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry.

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Ombré Cement Tile

Cement Style

The new Ombré collection from Villa Lagoon Tile is a departure from traditional cement tile design. Inspired by the traditional textile technique of dying or weaving color from dark to light, Our Ombré tiles start with a highly saturated pool of color shifts from dark to light as a result of our artisans’ deft blending of hand poured, pigmented cement. Similar to natural stone, each cement tile is unique with slight color variations, the sign of an artisan-made product.

Cement Tile Patchwork Makes Kitchen Backsplash Sing

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Patchwork tile floors and walls using encaustic cement tile are incredibly popular. A cement tile patchwork design was used for this kitchen backsplash. She explained, "The cement tile patchwork really provided the pop of color she wanted for her white kitchen." Cement tile patchwork designs provide a colorful focal point for this kitchen. I have to agree, Laurie did a great job blending the different colors and patterns from our Traditional Cement Tile collection.

Applying a Penetrating Sealer to Cement Tile

Tile Talk

Sealers for cement tile should be applied to protect the tile from water and staining; but, they can also be used to enhance or restore color. A color enhancing sealer was used on this exterior cement tile walk, stair risers, and treads to protect them and brighten the colors. Color enhancing impregnating sealers are used to brighten cement tile colors, especially exterior tiles subject to fading from the sun. I explain this thoroughly in a previous post, Sealing Cement Tile.

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Amazing Cement Tile Designs for Your Fireplace

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are becoming ever more popular with each passing year, from do-it-yourself remodeling jobs to the homes of big-name celebrity stylists. Cement tiles add a sense of style that can be rustic, deco or even modern. Let’s check out some amazing designs for your cement tile fireplace and learn why you might choose this versatile, sturdy and stylish form of tile for your home or business. Why Use Cement Tiles?

Cement Tile Spotlight: Even More Sensational New Cement Tile Designs

Granada Tile

Granada Tile’s new Toledo cement tile design will bring the feel of classic Spanish design to your next cement tile installation. For a more complex, traditional cement tile installation, Perpignan offers classic motifs and elegant formality. We’ve got lots more big cement tile news to share with you in the coming weeks and months. From new tile designs to a new way to shop for cement tile, we’ve got some big announcements brewing.

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Easy Bathroom Makeover with Handmade Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

One of the best ways to add value to your bathroom makeover is by choosing handmade cement tiles. Check out these design ideas featuring our line of eco-friendly, long-lasting cement tiles, and discover some inspiration to take your bathroom remodel to the next level.

Cement Tile Patterns for Patios and Floors

Tile Talk

Cement tile floors for outdoor patios or indoor living spaces allow you to create unparalleled visual appeal using patterns together with the colors of your choice. Each project shows how cement tile is being used to create flooring that is both personal and unique. Cement tile floor pattern using Wave in Stormy Blue and White. Durable and easy-to-maintain, cement tile is a great choice for floors. Union 1A pattern from Avente's Artist Series of Cement Tile.

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Elevations Relief Cement Wall Tile from Avente Tile

Tile Talk

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. Without further ado, Avente Tile is proud to announce the premier of this exciting design line of relief cement tiles. Elevations is a new cement tile in relief for walls. Avente Tile partnered with Aguayo Cement Tiles a decade ago because of their generations-long commitment to producing quality cement tiles.

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Cement Tile Spotlight: Thinking Big with Our 10-by-10 Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Are you looking for cement tiles but maybe ones that are of a slightly larger scale? The cement tile design really takes advantage of its large scale, with an elaborate strapwork pattern dotted with flowers in roundels. Want a a cement tile idea for something simple, crisp and geometric? Looking for ideas for cement tiles to cover your kitchen floor or entry or pool deck, maybe? Cement Tile Spotlight Castelo cement tile concrete tile.

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Cement Tile Creates Calming Resort Spa

Tile Talk

Designers cleverly chose cement tile flooring for this resort spa to achieve a calm and peaceful atmosphere in a commercial setting. River rock mimics the cement tile pattern in the spa corridor. The cement tile floor utilizes a simple interlocking circle pattern and two-tone color palette in soothing green to create tranquility. Cement tile in a soothing green and simple pattern create calm at this resort spa. See More Commercial Cement Tile Design Ideas.

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Installation Equation: A Patchwork of Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Design*Sponge recently did a q-and-a with Melanie and Marcos on cement tile—to reboot their Ask an Expert series. They have some great words of wisdom to take with you as you choose your tiles or embark on a cement tile installation. There’s also a great rundown of some of our favorite cement tile installations from the past few years! After doing a lot of research, she decided on Granada Tile’s sensational cement tiles because of our quality and selection.

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Cement Tile Rug Creates a Welcoming, Warm Patio

Tile Talk

The stunning pattern of our Traditional Alcala cement tile series, in a custom colorway, creates a spectacular entry for this Southern California home. The owners wanted to showcase the front porch of their home with a dramatic cement tile pattern and border using warm colors and earth tones that were not only complementary to their own home, but also to their historic neighborhood. Choose from any of the 80+ Heritage Cement Tile colors we offer.

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Cement Tile Spotlight: Scaling Up and Down with Cement Tile

Granada Tile

Have you decided on a cement tile design? At Granada Tile , we offer some of our most popular Echo Collection cement tile designs in several sizes. On the smaller end, Granada Tile has six-by-six inch cement tiles. It’s a great choice for a cement tile backsplash or a concrete wall tile option when you have a space that needs something on a tinier scale. One of our most beloved cement tile designs, Granada Tile offers Fez in a scaled-down, six-by-six inch size.

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High-Quality Outdoor Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are an outstanding option for your outdoor renovation, design, or new construction project. If you’re planning a project outside, check out these high-quality cement tiles for outdoor use to get some inspiration for the approaches you can take to add some panache.

Steak & Whisky + Granada Tile Toscano Cement Tile

Granada Tile

For this week’s cement tile Tuesday spotlight, we turn our attention to Hermosa Beach, California, a spot for surfers, sun and now Steak & Whisky, brought to you by Chef/Partner Tin Vuong and executive chef John Shaw. . American fare, exposed brick, barn wood and our Toscano cement tiles equal a great new steakhouse in Hermosa Beach. Breaking News cement tile cement tiles concrete tile.

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Behind The Cement Tile: Granada Tile’s Santander Concrete Tile

Granada Tile

Case in point, our Santander cement tile. Depending on how these cement tiles are laid, Santander concrete tile can take on many guises. In another cement tile installation, used as the kitchen tile backsplash in this San Francisco space designed by Tim Balon, it takes on a much wilder, bolder and graphic tone, bringing life to the clean, sleek contemporary kitchen.

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Avente Tile's Guide to Buying Cement Tile

Tile Talk

Avente Tile''s Guide to Buying Handmade Cement Tile. Handmade cement tile has to be one of the most beautiful types of tile available for transforming a space into a personal expression of pattern, style and design. However, since it is a handmade product, figuring out what makes a high quality and durable cement tile isn''t immediately obvious. A sample page of Avente Tile''s Guide to Buying Handmade Cement Tile. How can we help you with your cement tile needs today?

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Moroccan-Inspired Cement Tiles: Art for Your Kitchen

The Cement Tile

With Moroccan-inspired cement tiles highlighting key areas of your kitchen, you can inspire your family, friends and guests with the visual “flavor” of faraway lands. Top interior designers have ushered in the use of the unique, handmade cement tiles in multiple ways, and we’ve curated a small collection of examples for your inspiration. Granada Tile’s blue and white Fez cement tiles in studio kitchen and dining room, designed by Shubin + Donaldson Architects.

Behind The Cement Tiles: Serengeti

Granada Tile

Welcome to cement tile Tuesday. We have a tradition here at Granada Tile for naming our cement tiles after the places that they bring to our mind. In black and cream, our standard colorway, these cement tiles brings to mind the colors of African mudcloth; in black and white, as in the home of Fall Out Boy’s guitarist, the concrete tiles takes on a more graphic twist. Cement Tile Spotlight black and white cement tile cement tiles concrete tile.

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Cement Tile Quality Expectations in Custom Design

Tile Talk

One of the most common questions I hear when people receive their first sample or order, is that the "The cement tile is not perfect" in some way. Handmade Cement Tile will have slight imperfections. The beauty of cement tile is in the variation and slight imperfections. I do enjoy sharing this journey of discovery with folks that are not familiar with cement tile or encaustic cement tiles as they are often called. By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile.

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9 Great Black And White Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Our cement tiles look fresh and modern when pared down to a strict palate of black and white. Whether you’re looking for a sleek black floor or an all white look, our black concrete tile and our white cement tile , available in all over color, are the perfect choice. Our Fez cement tiles are always a hit and they look just as great in black and white as they do in blue. Black and white is a classic pairing.

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The Ultimate Guide to Customizing Encaustic Cement Tile Patterns

The Cement Tile

You can achieve an unmatched artistic expression for backsplashes, floors, and walls by creating your dream encaustic cement tiles. Encaustic cement tiles have numerous practical purposes, but what they’re best known for is the beauty and variability they offer to those seeking something special and unique. Customizing your cement tile patterns lends a thoughtful and artistic touch to any area of the home, and we’ve got the ultimate guide on how to do it.

Identify Cement Tile Grout Haze and Remove It

Tile Talk

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. I also enjoy educating people about cement tile and making sure they know the differences between cement tile and it more ubiquitous cousin, ceramic tile.

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3 Handmade Cement Tile Ideas for Your Indoor-Outdoor Bathroom

The Cement Tile

Indoor-outdoor bathrooms bring the elements of the great outdoors to the home’s interior, through poured cement, thick greenery, or even natural woods. Look no further for inspiration, as we’ve curated three handmade cement tile ideas for your indoor-outdoor bathroom. The feel of cement tile in a shower provides the user with a down-to-earth touch. When it comes to handmade cement tiles, a little can go a long way.

Tile Trends: Encaustic and Hydraulic Cement Looks

Tile of Spain USA

Encaustic and hydraulic cement styles are making a comeback in tile. Here’s a look at some of the encaustic and hydraulic cement looks from Tile of Spain: Vanguard Rise series from Aparici reaches towards the sky as an accent wall in this restaurant space. Blog Aparici Apavisa cement ceramic Cevisama Coverings encaustic hydraulic Mainzu natucer Tau Tile Tile trends Trends Spanish tile manufacturers are on the forefront of this ceramic tile trend.

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A Better Saltillo Tile: Rustic Cement Tile Pavers

Tile Talk

A Saltillo tile entry features a cement tile rug. Now, let's take a look at Rustic Cement Tile Pavers. While it's not strictly Saltillo Tile, our handmade Rustic Cement Tile Pavers offer the same look that you love in Saltillo tile with the added benefits of: Similar handmade look. How to Buy Rustic Cement Tile Pavers. These four Rustic Cement Tile Pavers offer the look of Saltillo tiles. Via Vanguard Studio, Inc. By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry.

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Serengeti Cement Tile Tames Alfred Coffee Shop

Granada Tile

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Granada cement tiles and great coffee are a match made in caffeine heaven. The latest example finds our Serengeti cement tile on the patio of Los Angeles’s hottest new coffee shop, Alfred Coffee. Breaking News Alfred Coffee Shop cafes cement tile cement tiles coffee shops concrete tile.

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Cement Tile Pattern Sets Theme for Resort Restaurant

Tile Talk

Patterned cement tiles (like the Geometric one shown here), help provide a sense of style and place in commercial design. From a distance, cement tile patterns catch. I hope you enjoyed the brief tour showing how cement tiles and patterns helped to create a successful, cohesive theme for this Japanese Steak House. Because they are so durable, cement tiles are an excellent choice for commercial floor applications, or high-traffic residential spaces.

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Custom Cement Tile Pattern Creates Contemporary Clubhouse Charm

Tile Talk

Despite hundreds of existing cement tile patterns, sometimes you just have to literally "break the mold." Custom cement tile patterns, like this one for a clubhouse, provide limitless possibilities for commercial design. The designer hit a hole in one with a custom pattern that speaks volumes about the flexibility of cement tile and how well it works in contemporary design. A detailed look at the custom cement tile pattern created exclusively for this clubhouse.

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