Backsplash is a hot topic in home décor today, and we can see why. Nothing can enliven a room in quite the same way as backsplash, especially cement tile backsplash. In a kitchen, cement tile backsplash can simply serve as a pop of color, something subtle and classic to compliment your existing style, or the statement piece your kitchen is missing. Think of what a fresh feel our Nola Pink cement tile could bring to your kitchen. It could be your cement tile statement piece! You could even try open shelving to really accentuate your new cement tile and catch the eye of your guests. Or if you’re seeking an exciting pattern that will give you lots options and really get your guests talking, try our Zanzibar Black cement tile.
Then it was my turn! This was my first time installing cement tiles and I found it to be…well…pretty easy. I used an acrylic, pre-mixed tile adhesive (mostly because I’m lazy and HATE mixing up mortar) and a trowel with large teeth. Per the tile manufacturer’s instructions, I cleaned the back of each tile prior to laying them on the adhesive. Cement tiles are heavier than any tiles I’ve worked with before, so I put extra care into making sure the backing was evenly applied with large grooves from the trowel. I don’t want any of these suckers popping off the wall and falling into a pot of stew when I finally get the chance to cook in this kitchen!
They went to France to learn the technique then came back and set up shop in Grenada, starting a factory that makes the eco-friendly, sensational cement tiles. "Not only are these handmade cement tiles strong, durable and scratch and stain resistant, they have a vintage beauty that can be very versatile," says Marcos. "The tiles’ bold patterns and dynamic colors can look just as beautiful in a historic mansion as in a new loft."
It is also essential to order enough material, including overage, to help prevent the need to order more tile later. The exact same tile product, color, size, and dye-lots are not necessarily available to us from our manufacturers at a later date. Sometimes, after a period of time goes by, products can be discontinued by manufacturers. So, in the tile business, accurate ordering includes a certain percentage of overage, by necessity. Consult your licensed tile contractor about best practices regarding accurate tile measurement for your job, including an appropriate percentage of overage.
I was super exciting. The moment I entered I felt welcomed. They had a great selection, beautiful designs, great colors to choose from, and not to mention great customer service. It felt like I was back in Morocco. I decided to go with intricate Fassi design tiles, which represented the true Moroccan beauty as well as it would brighten up my kitchen. For the flooring, the Sala sheets composed of 2x2 inch Moroccan tiles in the color bone looked remarkable.
This series of solid-colored encaustic tiles was created so that there’s always something to perfectly coordinate with any patterned encaustic. Use encaustic dark-grey cement tiles alone to make a monochromatic statement or mix and match with other solids and patterns to design a unique room. Even the solid colors of these wall and floor tiles will have natural variation and interest because they are hand mixed before being poured.
I was super exciting. The moment I entered I felt welcomed. They had a great selection, beautiful designs, great colors to choose from. I decided to go with intricate Fassi design tiles, which represented the true Moroccan beauty as well as it would brighten up my kitchen. For the flooring, the Sala sheets composed of 2x2 inch Moroccan tiles in the color bone looked remarkable.
not typically a fan of shades of green, we decided to begin to collect emerald-colored images onto a pinboard to see if they continued to capture our curiosity. we can’t believe it’s already managed to become one of our favorite pinboards. inspired by these beautiful images we have added green colorways to many of our cement patterns and even our watermark! who knew shades of green would capture us and our clients curiosity in such a big way?
I love, love the look, but they are high maintenance. I got white and light gray tiles in the bathrooms, definitely do not recommend white or light colored cement tiles. They stain very easily. The installation is also a challange. Like others said, sealing before grouting (once) and more than three times after is a must. First picture shows tiles after less than a year in use. Second pictures shows freshly installed tiles. My husband never wants this tiles again, and we are already thinking of replacing them in the guest bathroom.
pink has gone crazy at clé. mostly because it's going through the roof, everywhere. it is the season for shades of pink and red afterall (valentine's day). we were compelled to create a pink pinboard and found that once we started our pinboard, there was nooooooo turning back- today a peek at our "pin-k board" and some of our favorite shades of pink and red zellige tiles...
Concrete floor tiles get their unmatched durability from their age-old recipe of marble powder, cement, sand, and color pigment that is poured into molds for shaping and then compressed under 2,000 pounds of pressure. They typically aren’t machine manufactured on a large scale, but are each made by hand, by a talented artisan with generational ties to the trade.
We also regret using cement tiles. They look great on day 1, but even properly sealed they stain. We are very careful with our tiles, but inevitably something will happen. Once we accidentally dripped toilet bowl cleaner on the floor and they literally bleached the tile, even though it was cleaned immediately. Also, we have a floating toilet and there is a definite urine stain below the bowl for all the times guests "miss". This does not come out even with some good scrubbing. The recommended solution for stains is to sand and reseal the floor. I don't mind a "lived in" look, but I certainly don't like pee stains and drip marks from each time I accidentally spill something. And I am certainly not planning to sand and seal my bathroom floor every one or two years, per the manufacturers suggestions.
NOTE: This is hand-made, rustic cement tile. With cement tile of this nature, there will be color and texture variations from piece to piece. Color shading can vary even on a single tile. Chips or texture variations may exist. This is normal and not considered a defect for handmade tiles. It is advised to order all cement tile needed for a project. Subsequent orders can come in with shade variations. Samples of colors ordered can vary from actual shading or product received in a final ordered placed. Average lead time for most cement tile orders is approximately 4-8 weeks. Please inquire about current lead times prior to ordering.
Please note: clé ships orders through a third party shipping company and cannot change the policies held by said company. Failure to schedule a delivery appointment with our shipping company within 72 hours of your order can result in storage fees and/or return shipment and re-delivery costs, for which you’ll be responsible to pay. Should you miss your scheduled delivery appointment, our shipping company has the authority to charge up to $400 or more, for which you’ll be responsible to pay. Additional fees may be applied for consecutive missed delivery appointments.
Additionally, encaustic tile works best in certain environments. It does not work well in seasonal climates with freeze and thaw cycles because the shift in temperature can cause lifting of the tile. Encaustic cement floor tiles also shouldn’t be used near chemically-treated water, like pool surrounds because the chemicals can fade and damage the design.
One popular use of concrete tiles is mixing them with hardwoods in a more casual and eclectic entertainment space. Transition from hardwood floors to tile for a more food-and-drink-friendly space by placing honeycomb tiles piece by piece until they form a complete transition. The look is one that blends two totally different flooring materials in a cool and unexpected way.
During the installation process, cement tile requires a few steps to ensuring it does not get stained from the materials used and will look as great as possible. Sealing the grout is part of this process. This post explains why it’s important to seal grout during the installation process for concrete tiles, and how to do it. If you’re a DIY homeowner researching the process for installing your own cement tiles, don’t forget this step. It will save you time, money, and many headaches down the road. Get all the information you need in this post about sealing the grout for your concrete tiles!
If an item states "ships within 5-10 business days" it means the item is in stock and ready to ship. 10 business days is the maximum processing time for our warehouse to place the order on a truck to ship out. Once the order is on a truck, transit time ranges from 1-5 business days to transport from our California warehouse to various locations across the country. You can expect to receive in stock items within 1-3 weeks of the order being placed.
Entry: Yes. You can put cement tiles in your entry but it certainly sets the vibe for the whole house. If you have again a Mediterranean or a Spanish style house then go for it, but if you have an English Tudor, then be careful what pattern you go for and choose one that has a more delicate, traditional feeling. Also anything too light or simple will get worn easier so go for darker/busier so that the wear and tear doesn’t stand out so much.
Rustico Tile and Stone cement tiles can be used in residential and commercial applications including, but not limited to: hand-crafted tile flooring, wall tile, stair tile, backsplash tile, ceiling tile, on counter tops, as swimming pool tile and pool decking tile, and as fountain tile. They can be used indoors and outdoors. Cement tiles lend themselves to architectural styles such as Spanish colonial, Santa Fe, Moorish, Minimalist, Contemporary, Rustic, and Mediterranean.
This is a modern style kitchen with a display of classical black and white color tones. The kitchen features 8″×8″ Moroccan cement tile backsplash creates an astonishing wallpaper effect with its daring black and white design. While the Superwhite granite counter tops negotiates the glossy white color transition with the large size dark charcoal porcelain tiles on the kitchen floor.
Some of our lavish Moroccan products have been featured in television productions including NCIS, Criminal Minds Beyond Borders, The Fosters, Desperate Housewives, This Means War, Iron Man, HBO’s True Blood, American Horror Story, The Lord of the Rings, Moroccan Theme Oscar After Party by New Line Cinemas, State of Affairs, West World, Grace and Frankie, Fast and Furious, Avengers, Nickelodeon Pitch Perfect 3, Strange Angel, The Washingtons, House of Cards and more.
I went type A exactly one time while mixing a custom paint color for the upstairs at the old house. It was a big room and I knew it would take two gallons, so I actually measured the paint components. And it worked – I got two gallons of paint that exactly matched each other! (However, if I ever need to do that again, I’ll just use a five gallon bucket do the usual add-color-til-it-looks-good method.)
Everything I’ve found online recommends an impregnator/penetrating sealer for cement tiles. Cement tiles are super porous meaning they’ll stain easily, so you have to seal them prior to grouting. I plan to use this sealer product. And then I’ll grout them with either a bright white grout or an off-white grout that matches the field color of the tile. We ended up with 1/4″ grout lines (which is 1/8″ thicker than the manufacturer recommends…oops), so I’ll use a sanded grout. Stay tuned for that.
Cement tiles have been revered for their unmatched durability, crack and chip-resistance, waterproof finish, and incredible amount of designs and possibilities available for years. Hard wood floors continue to be a popular choice among home and business owners for their perceived value and aesthetic. However, hard woods are limited in use, and while they look gorgeous at first, they can quickly become scratched, faded, and warped due to water damage. Ceramic tiles are a lovely alternative to hard woods but history has shown us that they aren’t the most durable option either. The cement tiles at Granada Tile are hand-poured and set by an immense amount of pressure to create a nearly impenetrable product. They come in so many more looks than hard woods, and eliminate virtually all of the associated concerns of wood floors and ceramic tile.