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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. Designing with 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. A technique that uses a mold to make designs in many colors and a press to harden the tiles without requiring heat. How Do I Install Cement Tile?

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Vintage Tile Tour, Continued

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. 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. Royal Delft cloisonné decorative tile accent: swan.

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Creating Custom Designs with Homemade, Handpainted Terracotta Tiles

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics is helping bring homemade, handpainted terracotta tiles to the DC Metro area and invites you to come into one of our showrooms to check it out! Here’s a step-by-step guide to customized terracotta tile : Pick a color.

Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile

Tile Talk

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. Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile and nothing more.

What tile should I pick if I don’t know my cabinets or counter yet?

Architectural Ceramics

Coordinating your tile when you haven’t selected your cabinets and counter yet can be confusing. Fortunately, it’s much easier than selecting tile that coordinates with existing cabinets and countertops. 4) Do not let a non-existing paint color dictate your tile choice.

Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – July 2016 – Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago, and has only been increasing in popularity since. True wood floors are so warm and welcoming, but can’t handle humidity, water, pets, and kids like tile can. Ceramic vs. Porcelain Wood-Look Tiles.

Tile Inspiration For Your Next Kitchen Remodel

Tile Talk

Vibrant blue Arabesque tile adds visual interest. 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.

Graphic Symmetry from Tile of Spain

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish tile design today is filled with geometric shapes such as hexagons, octagons and rhomboids that create stunning visuals and dynamic spaces. These designs are seen on both floor tile and wall tile, and often coordinate with more traditional formats to create a standout appearance.

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Renovating? We’ve Got Your Tile

Making Tile Modern

Modwalls Lush glass subway tile at the lowest price ever. We’ve got some good news for you: Our best selling Lush glass subway tile collection in great colors and sizes is now at the lowest price ever. Lush 4×12 Surf Green Glass Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash.

Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Porcelain or Ceramic Tile: Why it Matters appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Porcelain Tile Tile Manufacturing Green Tile Porcelain Ceramics Porcelain Tile vs. Ceramic Tile technical porcelain

The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – The supposed fragility of glass tile does nothing to deter from its beauty, and how much designers and homeowners adore it. And it’s no wonder, because glass tile can transform a space into something truly unique. What Type of Glass Tile Should You Pick?

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.

A Better Saltillo Tile: Rustic Cement Tile Pavers

Tile Talk

A Saltillo tile entry features a cement tile rug. A few weeks ago, we spoke about the history, production and properties of Saltillo tile. The process of turning this special Mexican clay into tiles has remained unchanged since 1577. How to Buy Rustic Cement Tile Pavers.

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. Designing with Tile.

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Tile Tuesday: Parente to Parasol, Old Tradition-New Expression

Kitchens for Living

Welcome to the second installment of the Tile Tuesday series! We were able to really dig in to both aspects on our Tile of Spain tour of Sevilla led by architect Gonzalo Cantos. We visited the studio where she creates her handmade tile and custom glazes.

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Tile Backsplash Ideas for Modern Vanities

Tile Talk

Your options for backsplashes are wide-ranging, not only based on the materials available, but the orientation of the tiles, techniques used, and molding features. Style of Decorative Tile Backsplash: Handmade Cement Tile. Natural Stone Tile. Glass Tiles.

Tile Trends: Geometic Patterns Showcase Spanish Tile Creativity

Tile of Spain USA

The Spanish tile industry continues to showcase its creativity with beautiful geometric designs. Vibrant colors, creative patterns mixed in with unique versatility, makes Spanish ceramic tile ideal for any space. Blog Geometric natucer peronda Tile trend Vives

Amish Quilt Pattern Ceramic Tile Fireplace Surround


One Tradition Meets Another Detail of Amish "Wedding Ring" Quilt Pattern in Tile I''ve been amazed for years in the never ending design possibilities in tile and mosaic. In a recentt post we looked at tile I created for a coffee table done in a Navajo rug pattern motif.

Geometric Tiles Create Style on any Budget

Tile Talk

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.

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Tile of Spain reveals global design trends and innovation at CEVISAMA 2016

Tile of Spain USA

Spanish ceramic tile exports grew by 6%, continuing to make Tile of Spain Europe’s leading ceramic tile producer – and the second largest exporter of tile worldwide.

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Glass Mosaic Tile Design You Can Create Online

Making Tile Modern

Customize your kitchen tile, shower tile or pool tile using our Modwalls tile blender. Mix your own colors of our Brio glass mosaic tiles, then order a sample. “Live Your Colors” with Modwalls tile! Custom Brio glass mosaic tile blend.

Support the Tile Heritage Foundation

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Tiles tell tales!" Menzies, Executive Director of the Tile Heritage Foundation , explained it to me many years ago. The Tile Heritage Foundation (THF) is a well-run, non-profit organization that is benevolent and generous.

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Amish Star Quilt Pattern Tile End Table


Hi all, Over the years I've enjoyed adapting my hand made ceramic tiles for use in furniture. In Fall of 2014 I posted photos and a description of a coffee table with a tile top in a Navajo rug design.

Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile

StonePeak Ceramics Blog

The post Upgrade your floor to Wood Look Porcelain Tile appeared first on StonePeak Ceramics Blog. Porcelain Wood Look Tile Porcelain Tile wood look wood porcelain tile wood tile

Stand Out With Metallic Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

The latest tile trend is one that will add a touch of urban glamour to any room in your home. Whether you are going for a shimmering bathroom or a high-impact hallway, our range of metallic finish tiles are sure to create the wow-factor.

How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor

Tile Excellence

Tile Excellence responds to bad advise on "how to lay ceramic tile" found on Here''s a question from, which Tile Excellence oftens answers. In response to the question, "How to Install Ceramic Tile Floor" "To i nstall ceramic tile , first grout the area. Press the first tile on s tarting in a corner. Each additional tile should have 1/4" space all around the tile. 1- GROUT is NOT used to lay the tile! !

Cuban Tile Makes Grand Entrance for Resort Hotel

Tile Talk

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. Tips for Creating a Cement Tile Rug.

Avente Tile Talk: Spanish Tile Design, Innovation Inspires Coverings.

Tile Talk

Spanish Tile Design, Innovation Inspires Coverings 2013 Attendees. Tile of Spains exhibit at Coverings 2013. Image courtesy of Tile of Spain. Ceramic tile use throughout Spain is prolific. Java , Daino and Nepal wall tiles were introduced as well. Lets Talk Tile.

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. This particular installation shows how the traditional method of using cement tiles can create a focal point in any area.

Avente Tile Talk: Tile Fireplace Design Tips

Tile Talk

Tile Fireplace Design Tips. — 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 Trends: Encaustic and Hydraulic Cement Looks

Tile of Spain USA

Encaustic and hydraulic cement styles are making a comeback in tile. Spanish tile manufacturers are on the forefront of this ceramic tile trend. Blog Aparici Apavisa cement ceramic Cevisama Coverings encaustic hydraulic Mainzu natucer Tau Tile Tile trends Trends

3 Ways to Create Style with Plain Hexagon Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. 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 tile looks great with hand-painted glazes.

Avente Tile Talk: Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour

Tile Talk

Aguayo Cement Tile Factory Tour. 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 design. Lets Talk Tile.

Tile Trends 2015 : Variety is the Spice of Tile

Tile Talk

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. Hexagons tile formats were everywhere. Textured Tile Shapes.

Geometrical Ceramic Tiles Offer Everlasting Design

Tile Talk

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. Designing with Tile.

5 Bathroom Tile Tips for Small Spaces

As The Tile Turns

Choosing the best tile for the right area in your home is more complicated than a short trip to a Denver tile showroom. Fortunately, the following bathroom tile tips can help you prevent these issues. Bathroom Tile

Avente Tile Talk: Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design

Tile Talk

Islamic Star Patterns in Tile Design. 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. Lets Talk Tile. Avente Tile Talk. Avente Tile on Houzz.

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Pantone’s Color of 2017 at Modwalls Tile

Making Tile Modern

Greenery works in so many rooms and we have the tile collections in this vibrant hue to make anyone’s day brighter. GREENERY.

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The Making of a (Transitional) Tile Mosaic in Historic Baltimore

Architectural Ceramics

The fireplace, however, had no tile on it. When I went to the house to measure and see how much area we could use for tile, I found that the walls were not quite plumb, but placing a mosaic was feasible.