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.
For the first time, we now offer our random patchwork in 4″ x 4″ cement tiles. These tiles are offered in a thinner thickness than our standard tiles. They are only 15/32″ thick (1.2cm). This size and thickness of cement tile is a perfect option for kitchen backsplash and decorative wall applications. Perfect for residential or commercial applications. Better yet, this option is in stock and ready to ship!
Villa Lagoon Tile's cement tiles are hand-crafted by master artisans using a process over 150 years old. The low-energy non-fired decorative tiles are produced from cement, mineral pigments, ground marble dust, and sand, then pressed and cured to produce one of the most beautiful surfaces on the market. The hand-made nature of cement tile means that no two tiles are alike, with color and pattern variations that give it a beauty similar to natural stone and hardwood surfaces. With proper sealant...
Acid Resistance Cement tiles should be cleaned with pH neutral cleaners (they are not acid resistant) Use in Wet Areas A high quality effective sealant must be used for surfaces that will be exposed to water (shower, spa, or pool) Installation and Maintenance We highly recommend you hire an specialist in tiles installation. Please check this document for a detailed step by step installation process: How to install and maintain cement tiles Note: Please remember that handmade crafts are not consistent in their dimensions due to the nature of being crafted by hand and a half inch variance should be allowed for in all planning and designing. Also, due to variations in products and monitor settings, images may differ from the actual product.
What I loved about working with these cement tiles (besides them being fabulous!) is the size. They’re each 8”x8”, which made the install go fast. I did the whole kitchen backsplash in about an hour. After spending two full days laying the marble herringbone backsplash at Ravenna, I was overjoyed by the simplicity of this project. The only added difficulty I found with these tiles was aligning the pattern. It’s not rocket science (I’m looking at you, Jamie), but I did spend a little extra time laying them out. I started by marking a vertical line at the center of the backsplash and then laid the first row beginning with the middle tile and working outwards. After laying the center three tiles all the way to the top of the backsplash and checking that each row was level, it was time to cut the edge tiles.
To prevent staining, it is advisable to seal concrete tile surfaces with a penetrating sealer before grouting. This will also make it easier to spread the grout and assist in cleanup. To provide Lasting protection from environment elements and stains V-SEAL Concrete Sealers, in partnership with Villa Lagoon Tile, have introduced a sealing process specifically engineered for encaustic cement tile, learn more.
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.
The Ciment cement floor and wall tile in red and gray offers a brown, taupe and red old-world design set on a tan background. These tiles are set on a 1” cement base where color is poured over it into a mold, pressed in a hydraulic press and baked at extremely high temperatures. These handmade tiles offer natural variations and chips, which are reflections of traditional cement tile. Best for interior floors and walls, these and all cement tiles require sealing. Please refer to the sealing...
Besides the varying manufacturing processes, you may wonder about the biggest differences between encaustic cement and ceramic tiles and why you would choose one over the other. Encaustic cement tiles and ceramic tiles both come in countless patterns and color combinations. They often feature designs inspired by different cultures and architectural influences. They are also both used in many types of projects, from kitchen backsplashes to floors to outdoor spaces to decorative wall features.
Talk to the contractors who make concrete tiles (see our list of resources) and they'll be able to find a way to produce the look that fits your budget parameters and design needs. Craig Smith, owner of Dex Industries in Atlanta, a company that designs and builds concrete countertops, custom tiles, and more, says, "Not only can we produce elegant tile designs, we can do shorter runs than are possible for a ceramic tile maker."
Then I started telling tile installers my plans. And the response from each of them was the same: A concerned look on their faces, the one that says clear as day, "I need to tread carefully here and be sure this person doesn't make a horrible mistake." The sentiment was the same with each as well: They'd do it if I insisted, but I'd be hearing "I told you so," down the road.
Cement tile works exceptionally well in backsplashes, because it functions as an accent piece which can match many very different styles. As an accent piece, cement tile can bring liveliness to both rustic and modern kitchen designs, as well as everything else in between. We offer a wide array of different colors and textures, so you can choose the option that best fits your kitchen. If you feel a bit uncertain about which tile to choose, no need to worry! We can send you samples, so you can compare colors and patterns in person.
Concrete tiles are often produced by local manufacturers and use recycled materials, such as crushed glass, recycled aggregates, and silica fume (a byproduct from other industrial processes). In addition, concrete tiles are so durable, they rarely require replacement. If you ever do decide to replace them, the concrete can be recycled. Read more about the eco-friendly benefits of concrete.
this has been a constant theme at clé. and recently, we’ve been asking ourselves this question, not just in the way we select our products, support our artists, work with our clients and engage with our team mates. but we’ve also been asking ourselves the bigger question- how can we make a difference every day for one another, in our communities and in our world.
Whether you’re looking to add color, pattern, texture, or a one-of-a-kind feature in your home or business, cement tiles can completely change the look and feel of a space and make it your own. If you have a room, like a kitchen, that is boring and lacks personality, cement tiles will instantly add style and visual interest. And the great thing about that is, you don’t need an expensive full renovation to do it. All you may need are concrete tiles from our cement tile shop to transform your space and turn it from blah to wow, with color and pattern.
If you’re looking for an easy and cost-effective way to update or refresh one of the rooms in your home, backsplash tile is a great option. Backsplash tiles offer the perfect pop of color, texture and pattern while adding to the functionality of the kitchen, by protecting the walls from splashes and stains. It’s a small enough area that it won’t overwhelm the space, but it makes a big impact on the entire kitchen.
Where hard woods stop, decorative cement tiles are just getting started. The design options range from neutral tones and simple curves and lines, to bold and modern designs, to colorful and whimsical, to eclectic, and ethnic. When you’ve decided to add concrete tiles in your space, the first step will be choosing the atmosphere you want to evoke. After that, you can choose a single tile design, mix and match various styles, incorporate multiple colors and patterns, or you can contact our design professionals to have a design custom made for you. Call us today at 213-788-4238 to get started transforming your space with cement tiles!