Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Alluring Arabesque Spanish Cement Tiles

With their Moorish and Spanish influences, Arabesque designs and patterns have remained timeless and always in fashion (think Boho chic and the California missions). The same philosophy also applies to the time-tested look and durability of handmade cement tiles, in this case, Arabesque cement tiles.

The geometrically inclined Arabesque pattern, part of Avente Tile’s extensive cement tile collection, pays homage to the rich look of classic clay bisque tiles that have been used throughout Spain, the Mediterranean, and northern Africa for centuries. With Arabesque, homeowners, designers, architects and specifiers have the distinct advantage of a broader color palette, coupled with a variety of sizes and shapes that are adaptable to any décor and environment.

Arabesque Spanish Cement Tiles are available in 30 colors and two blends. The colors are available in two styles: solid or flash. The Rustic Spanish Paver color palette includes classic bisque colors in terracotta, red and brown that provides traditional style. The Classic style takes its cue from clay bisque that would be historically used to make Saltillo tile, brown Spanish pavers, and red clay tiles. For a more contemporary look, you can choose from Avente’s extensive collection of 24 colors with the Premium color palette, which includes subtle greys, green, plum, rust and tan.

In addition to their flexibility to adapt to any design need, Avente Tile’s Arabesque Spanish Cement Tiles are also good for the environment. How, you may ask?
  • Manufactured in the USA. 
  • Made using a high percentage of locally sourced materials. 
  • Cement used for producing these tiles is supplied by an Energy Star Certified factory.

Handmade Arabesque Cement Pattern Details

In 2012, when Avente first introduced its Arabesque cement tile line, the made-to-order collection featured eight patterns. Now, with seven new patterns, the handmade collection boasts 15 rustic Spanish tile patterns. Let’s look at these additions.


Arabesque Conche Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
Arabesque Conche Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile

Arabesque Conche Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile patterns
The Conche Spanish tile pattern is reminiscent of fluidity and movement.



Arabesque Durango Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
Arabesque Durango Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile

Arabesque Durango Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
The Durango pattern, with its crescent-shaped indent, boasts its Moorish tile background.



Arabesque Hexagon Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
Arabesque Hexagon Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile

The handmade Hexagon series offers flexibility with its classic geometric beauty.



Arabesque Octagon and Dot Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
Arabesque Octagon and Dot Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile

Arabesque Octagon and Dot Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
The conforming, yet non-pretentious Octagon and Dot Arabesque tile pattern. 



 Arabesque Pata Grande Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
Arabesque Pata Grande Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile

With its flirty convex shape, Pata Grande is adaptable to any Spanish tile design or concept.



Arabesque Pickets Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
Arabesque Pickets Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile

Arabesque Pickets Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
It's easy to see why the Pickets cement tile series is popular with its various sizes and formats.



 Arabesque San Felipe Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
Arabesque San Felipe Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
 Arabesque San Felipe Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile
San Felipe touts the curves and angles synonymous with Arabesque tile patterns.


It's hard to resist the rich history and traditional patterns of these handmade creations!

Lastly, although the Arabesque Spanish Paver Handmade Cement Tile collection is rated for freeze/thaw cycles, Avente Tile offers extensive insight and information on the installation, sealing and maintenance of these tiles. If you have any questions, they are always more than happy to help!
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