The cement tile craze has gone crazy and for good reason. In a sea of subway and ceramic mosaic tiles, cement tiles stand out as a matchless way to create intricate patterns and add a big dose of color to your backsplash, walk in shower or bathroom floors.
Originally from Catalonia, Spain, these tiles have been popular in Europe and South America for almost two centuries. For the past few years we have been seeing cement tiles pop up in North American homes as they provide a unique aesthetic, are pollutant free and fare especially well in warm climates.
Still, I have yet to walk into a brick and mortar tile shop and spot these beauties so finding cement tiles isn’t an easy endeavor. Homeowners can source them through their interior designers or they can also be found online. Because cement tiles are handmade with a 4 step procedure which includes a hydraulic press process, these tiles tend to be pricey so be ready to spend a pretty penny on them.
But we all know you don’t want to just talk about cement tiles, you want to see these stunners in action. Then maybe you will convince yourself that you need cement tiles in your life too.
This inlaid cement tile flooring shows us how creative designers can get with these tiles. At Hotel Van Zandt, the cement tiles simulate a rug and set the tone for this trendy venue.
Our very own guest contributor Darla Powell from Darla Powell Interiors used Porcelanosa cement tiles in this beautiful kitchen. The marble countertops and cement tiles work together to create a distinct look that makes this kitchen all its own.
If you want to make a statement, try adding cement tiles to the risers on your stairs. It is such an unexpected place to see these tiles used.
Even fireplaces are getting a dose of cement tiles!