Using Cement Tiles Outdoors: The Importance of Using a Top-Coat Sealant with UV Filters

Cement Style

The presence of cement tiles as floor and wall covering indoors is established and continues to grow as architects and designers find new uses that enhance their projects. To a lesser extent, the uses of these versatile, colorful tiles outdoors are slowly being discovered. Cement tiles are prominently used outdoors in a few hotels such as the SLS Miami and SLS Las Vegas as pool decking. Dry Treat Stain-Proof Impregnating Sealant. Introduction.

Ombré Cement Tile

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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. Villa Lagoon Tile’s “Buzz” pattern in a Maple Sugar Ombré.

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How to Transform Your Home Office into a Masterpiece with Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Let’s check out how you can create a home office design masterpiece with cement tiles and learn about the advantages of using this elegant and sturdy material for your space. Why Choose Cement Tiles? Laying cement tiles is super fast and easy.

Amalena Meadow Cement Tiles Celebrate Global Design

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile designers bring a global perspective to every new tile design, finding inspiration in the shapes, patterns, colors and textures of different parts of the world. Sometimes, that inspiration results in the merging of influences to create one-of-a-kind patterns in handcrafted cement tile. Or, make the look completely your own with our easy-to-use cement tile design tool that allows you to customize your color palette. Customize your tile.

Amalena Meadow Cement Tiles Celebrate Global Design

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile designers bring a global perspective to every new tile design, finding inspiration in the shapes, patterns, colors and textures of different parts of the world. Sometimes, that inspiration results in the merging of influences to create one-of-a-kind patterns in handcrafted cement tile. Or, make the look completely your own with our easy-to-use cement tile design tool that allows you to customize your color palette. Customize your tile.

Caprice Grove Cement Tile Echoes Traditional French and Spanish Patterns

Cement Style

Inspired by French and Spanish cement tile traditions, the Caprice Grove cement tile pattern by Villa Lagoon Tile is a new classic featuring alternating quatrefoils and spear-point crosses. The Caprice Grove handcrafted cement tile features a floral pattern that makes for a sophisticated backdrop in a home bar and entertainment area, inside or out. Entryway featuring Caprice Grove bordered by Solid Ponderosa cement tile.

New to Cement Tile Patterns? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles can be an outstanding addition to any home decor scheme. You need to understand a number of things about cement tiles before diving in, however. Learn five important things that designers and architects need to know when shopping for cement tile patterns for the first time. Cement Tile Patterns: What to Know. There are five core things you need to know about cement tile patterns. Where Not to Use Cement Tiles.

Things You Need to Know Before Installing Encaustic Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Besides being stunningly beautiful, encaustic cement tiles offer a myriad of benefits which make them a step above the mass-produced ceramic tiles. Fully customizable, durable cement tiles provide a wealth of beauty to any space and can be installed just about anywhere in the home needing a dose of creativity.From kitchen backsplashes to faux ‘rugs’ in a chic living room, they’ve swept the nation as a hardy, cost-effective way to introduce style into a space.

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Because we are in the business of selling tile however, we want to know how you feel about a cool, up-and-coming trend: dimensional tile. Here, we’re featuring just some of the dimensional tile collections available through Architectural Ceramics. Breeze through each one; from natural stone and cement, to ceramic and glass, we offer dimensional tile in a range of material types. Want to learn more about natural stone as a tile material? Cement tile.

Saltillo Tile's Centuries-Old Allure

Tile Talk

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. Saltillo tiles are shaped either by pressing quarried clay with a wooden frame, or by carving out the desired shape. Designing with Tile.

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Amalena Meadow Cement Tiles Bring Classic Cuban Style Home

Cement Style

Transform your home into a tropical paradise with Villa Lagoon Tile. Inspired by classic Cuban style, the Amalena Meadow cement tile pattern energizes any space with a bold floral and geometric design. The tile’s hues hint at straw hats and Caribbean water. Or, make the look completely your own with an easy-to-use cement tile design tool that customizes your color palette. These Cuban-inspired tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here.

How to Seal Cement Tile Grout

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are handmade artisan products renowned for their amazing array of design possibilities and unmatched durability when compared to other tiles. Like all concrete and natural stone, cement tiles are porous. When installing cement tiles , whether on a floor or wall, they must be sealed before and after grouting to prevent the grout staining the tile. Sealing Grout for Cement Tiles Vs. Ceramic Tiles.

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Don’t Remodel Your Bathroom Before Considering Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Tiles have always been a go-to material for the bathroom, but have you considered cement tile for your remodel? Cement tiles have been showing up in magazines, home renovation TV shows, and décor blogs more and more, and for good reasons. Why Choose Cement Tiles Over Ceramic Tiles? Cement tiles offer top notch durability and longevity compared to their well known counter part, ceramic tiles. Installing Cement Tiles.

Can Cement Tile Give You Wings?

Cement Style

Decorative cement tile for external walls have long been popular south of the border, but we’ve seen more and more installations in the United States recently. This may be in large part due to the advances in sealant technology, which can preserve the vibrant patterns from the elements. Click for larger images… In the dining room, the designers chose to use a large area of patchwork cement tile on the floor, and as a backdrop for the bandstand.

8 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are many things, but the one thing they’re not is overrated. If you think cement tiles are only popular now because of their beautiful designs and celebrity designer praise, think again. There are many reasons why cement tiles are such great products for a variety of places and come with many advantages. Cement tiles can hold up to heavy usage, spills and moisture exposure without damage compared to ceramic tiles and hardwood floors.

Tangier Primero Cement Tile Has Vibrant Patterns, Rich Colors Evoking ‘Boho Chic’ Look and Feel

Cement Style

The Tangier Primero cement tile pattern from Villa Lagoon Tile features a Moroccan-inspired classic arabesque pattern that mixes warm and cool tones. The handcrafted cement tile pattern is “boho chic” and perfect for spicing up a kitchen accent wall or front hallway. Or, make the hues completely your own with an easy-to-use cement tile design tool that customizes your color palette. These dynamic tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here.

Carlotta Cement Tiles Glam Up Any Space, Evoking Allure of the ‘Roaring 20s’

Cement Style

The handcrafted Carlotta cement tile from Villa Lagoon Tile features a Cuban-inspired palm pattern that is perfect to create the sophisticated antique look and feel of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ decorative style. Or, make the hues completely your own with an easy-to-use cement tile design tool that customizes your color palette. These Art Deco-patterned tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here. MSRP for the tiles is $16.77

Havana Cantina Cement Tiles Evoke Cool, Eclectic Look and Feel of Cuban and Moroccan Design

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This lovely pattern by Villa Lagoon Tile can transform your room to summon Morocco’s coastline or transport you back to the streets of Old Havana. Named Havana Cantina , the handcrafted “cultural crossover” cement tile looks stunning in a master bath or even as a kitchen backsplash. Or, make the hues completely your own with an easy-to-use cement tile design tool that customizes your color palette. These dynamic tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here.

Crow’s Feet Blue Cement Tile is a Bold Statement for Living Large in Any Small Space

Cement Style

The alluring hues and quirky shapes on cement tiles by Villa Lagoon Tile will give your space a personality like no other. With a hexagon geometries and radiating lines, the Crow’s Feet Blue cement tile pattern opens up multiple layout options. Or, make the hues completely your own with an easy-to-use cement tile design tool that customizes your color palette. These geometric tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here.

Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

Architectural Ceramics

While we can’t help you clean out your closet by purging, thanking, or folding your clothes, Architectural Ceramics can help you clean your tile floor or backsplash. Check out the following tips below, organized into categories, to care for and maintain your porcelain, ceramic, glass or natural stone tile. Simply put, when it comes to porcelain tile, the care and maintenance required is almost none. Use soap and water to clean the tile.

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California Restaurant Glows with Villa Lagoon Tile

Cement Style

Designer Martin Lawrence Bullard chose Villa Lagoon Tile’s “Castle” pattern cement tile for much of the floor. The tile was made in Mexico so it was a fitting combination. People often ask us if our tile is suitable for commercial spaces. Cement tile is WONDERFUL in commercial spaces as it often brings “heart & soul” to an interior, and with proper sealants, the constant foot traffic should be no problem.

How to Properly Clean Concrete Tiles

The Cement Tile

Cement or concrete tiles are a great addition to any indoor or outdoor design scheme. They are low maintenance, but they do require some upkeep, as with any kind of tile. There are specific methods you’ll want to use to keep your tiles clean and to preserve their life.

?New Tile Collection Inspired by Artistic Traditions of Watercolor Painting

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile continues to push the boundaries of creating the unexpected in cement tile offerings with the launch of its new Watercolor Collection. Inspired by the traditions of watercolor painting, Villa Lagoon Tile is the first manufacturer to offer this dynamic, hand-made watercolor process for cement tiles. The process is completely conducted by hand and requires no mold, which means no two tile patterns will ever be alike.

?New Tile Collection Inspired by Artistic Traditions of Watercolor Painting

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile continues to push the boundaries of creating the unexpected in cement tile offerings with the launch of its new Watercolor Collection. Inspired by the traditions of watercolor painting, Villa Lagoon Tile is the first manufacturer to offer this dynamic, hand-made watercolor process for cement tiles. The process is completely conducted by hand and requires no mold, which means no two tile patterns will ever be alike.

California Restaurant Glows with Villa Lagoon Tile

Cement Style

Designer Martin Lawrence Bullard chose Villa Lagoon Tile’s “Castle” pattern cement tile for much of the floor. The tile was made in Mexico so it was a fitting combination. People often ask us if our tile is suitable for commercial spaces. Cement tile is WONDERFUL in commercial spaces as it often brings ‘heart & soul” to an interior, and with proper sealants, the constant foot traffic should be no problem.

Gypsy Black & White Is a Twist on Classic Black and White Tiles

Cement Style

The Gypsy Black & White cement tile pattern from Villa Lagoon Tile takes the classic appeal of black and white tiles and offers a fresh new look from the age-old traditions of cement tile. One of Villa Lagoon’s original tile styles, Gypsy Black & White reigns as one of the most popular choices and looks stunning as daring accent walls in powder rooms and even master bath shower walls. MSRP for the tiles is $14.35

How to Tile a Backsplash

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are a popular choice for kitchen backsplashes for their many unique styles and ability to protect the walls from splashes and spills. Liven up your space with colorful patterns and mosaic designs, and add durability and efficiency to your kitchen with cement backsplash tiles. Below, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help DIYers tile their own backsplash. Wet tile saw. Tile spacers (1/16”). Materials: Backsplash cement tiles.

Caprice June Tiles Bring the Beauty of the Garden to Your Indoor Space

Cement Style

Inspired by French and Spanish architecture, the Caprice June cement tile pattern by Villa Lagoon Tile is a new classic featuring alternating quatrefoils and spear-point crosses. Or, make the tones completely your own with an easy-to-use cement tile design tool that customizes your color palette. These tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here. MSRP for the tiles is $16.77

Contemporary Bathroom with “Cuban Tile”

Cement Style

Client Franz Goebel used our Surf “Agua” tile and a matching solid color tile in this elegant contemporary bathroom. With the new modern sealants it is possible for the “skiddish” to use cement tiles in the wet areas without a worry. Note how the grout color of the deep aqua tiles was color matched to the tile. The post Contemporary Bathroom with “Cuban Tile” appeared first on Cement Style.

Ikat D Tiles Evoke Breezy, Beachside Look and Feel for Your Home

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile’s breezy, beachside Ikat collection of cement tiles can be seen in the Michelin-starred restaurant BOKA in Chicago, as well as the cocktail bar and hip socializing space, The Bungalow in Santa Monica. Villa Lagoon cement tiles at Boka in Chicago. Or, make the hues completely your own with an easy-to-use cement tile design tool that customizes your color palette. MSRP for the tiles is $14.35

Reader’s poll names Kiano as tile product of the year

Diary of a Tile Addict

With Coverings cancelled due to the Coronavirus epidemic, Diary of a Tile Addict has been opened up to select tile manufacturers to keep tile information flowing world-wide. metres of tiles; representing 87.6% Kiano by Agrob Buchtal.

Tangier Blues Tile Vibrant Patterns, Blended with Cool Tones, Create a Distinguishing Moroccan-Inspired Look and Feel

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile brings a touch of the Mediterranean Sea home with this classic arabesque design in cool tones. The Tangier Blues cement tile pattern makes spaces feel more like rooms in a Moroccan palace. Or, make the hues completely your own with an easy-to-use cement tile design tool that customizes your color palette. These dynamic tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here. MSRP for the tiles is $17.48

Utilize Concrete Tile for Flooring, Countertops and Even that Backsplash

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are one of those options. Tile is widely adaptable and can be used in many settings. You have utilized tile in the past for your shower and backsplash , but now consider tile as an option when replacing a floor. While no type of flooring is completely maintenance free, tile flooring is relatively easy to maintain. Every four years or so you may want to apply a sealant, but between applications all you really need is a mop and broom.

?New Tile Collection Inspired by Artistic Traditions of Watercolor Painting

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile continues to push the boundaries of creating the unexpected in cement tile offerings with the launch of its new Watercolor Collection. Inspired by the traditions of watercolor painting, Villa Lagoon Tile is the first manufacturer to offer this dynamic, hand-made watercolor process for cement tiles. The process is completely conducted by hand and requires no mold, which means no two tile patterns will ever be alike.

Inaugural Tile Collection from Villa Lagoon Tile, Dekar Design Radiates the Pleasures of the Mediterranean

Cement Style

Gulf Shores, AL ( December 10, 2019) – As part of its mission to create signature custom looks and unique design elements for hospitality and residential projects, Villa Lagoon Tile has partnered with design-duo powerhouse, Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant of Dekar Design to launch their first cement tile collection. These dynamic tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here. For Villa Lagoon Tile.

Inaugural Tile Collection from Villa Lagoon Tile, Dekar Design Radiates the Pleasures of the Mediterranean

Cement Style

Gulf Shores, AL ( December 10, 2019) – As part of its mission to create signature custom looks and unique design elements for hospitality and residential projects, Villa Lagoon Tile has partnered with design-duo powerhouse, Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant of Dekar Design to launch their first cement tile collection. These dynamic tiles are made to last: no printed-on color here. For Villa Lagoon Tile.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

AC’s Gears Collection , offered as a marble or porcelain water-jet mosaic, has several features that will turn your tile project into a unique one: interlocking 12×12 sheet. The husband and wife team have talked tile in the conference room of the Rockville Headquarters, and at the dinner table of their own home. This type of grout, unlike most sanded cement grouts, is an epoxy resin that offers color uniformity, durability and stain resistance. Summer is nearly over.

New Cuban Tile Collection Highlights Rich, Architectural Style of Historic Havana

Cement Style

As part of its mission to create signature custom looks and unique design elements for hospitality and residential projects, Villa Lagoon Tile launches its new Cuban Collection, a set of authentic Cuban cement tile patterns and color combinations. The Villa Lagoon Tile Cuban Collection is available in twenty patterns which are presented in colorways exactly or similar to those seen on historical Cuban floors and walls. For Villa Lagoon Tile.

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Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

AC’s Gears Collection , offered as a marble or porcelain water-jet mosaic, has several features that will turn your tile project into a unique one: interlocking 12×12 sheet. The husband and wife team have talked tile in the conference room of the Rockville Headquarters, and at the dinner table of their own home. This type of grout, unlike most sanded cement grouts, is an epoxy resin that offers color uniformity, durability and stain resistance. Summer is nearly over.

Bahama Bathroom

Cement Style

They were careful to count all necessary bullnose and edger tiles and having this elevation diagram that showed all openings and tile edges was a huge assist in the tile count. Sue and Dewey used our Villa Lagoon Tile Collection’s “Trellis Shell” tile as a perfect beachy bathroom tile. Using the correct sealant is all important in a bathroom. The post Bahama Bathroom appeared first on Cement Style.

Waterproof a Tiled Shower the Right Way

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Contrary to popular belief, ceramic tile and grout, by themselves are not waterproof. Water can penetrate through cement-based grout and work its way through the substrate. To prevent water damage, you must install a waterproof membrane just below the tile bonding mortar as close to the tile as possible. Sheet Membranes Sheet membranes are plastic or elastometric sheets that have to be bonded to the substrate before tile installation.

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Company

Fabric and Tile Masters

More and more people are using tile flooring and wall coverings in their homes today due to its durability and ease of daily cleaning. Tile fits both contemporary and traditional styles, providing both sleek and elegant looks. After a period of normal wear and tear, especially in high traffic areas, it is not unusual to start to see dullness in your tiles or darkening of grout in your home. Tile and grout need care to maintain their look, more than many homeowners realize.

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A Tropical Touch

Cement Style

Our Basket Weave tile has been put to great effect in a Gulf Coast rental beach condo. Originally the living room and kitchen areas were tiled when the owner bought the condo and the bedrooms were carpeted. The new Basket Weave tile is sealed with our low-gloss water-based sealant. The post A Tropical Touch appeared first on Cement Style.