Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cement Tile Home Tour – Form & Function

Note: This article first appeared April 18, 2010 as a guest post on Kitchen and Residential Design as Cement Tiles Provide Form & Function. This post is updated and the first in an occasional series showcasing homes with cement tile. Enjoy the tour.

Cement tile is design at its best. These tiles provide both form and function. Made of cement, these tiles are a green product. Cement tiles are both durable and strong with great insulating properties. In form, the tiles become works of art with infinite possibilities using almost any pattern, a large existing color palette, and the option for custom colors as well.

Here's a home tour that showcases the versatility, beauty, and function of cement tile. The entryway greets you with an intricate and bold pattern surrounded by a single row of solid color cement tile and stone. The colors in the floor work well with this antique door.

Santiago Entry Way
Santiago 8" x 8" Cement Tile

The formal dining room uses cement tile in the traditional rug pattern.

Sosua Entry Way
Sosua 8" x 8" Cement Tile

Leading out to the large patio, a less common design places four tiles together within a grid of solid color cement tile. This creates an exquisite open-air patio that runs the length of the home.

San Juan Patio
San Juan 8" x 8" Cement Tile

And, to emphasize the idea that cement tiles are indeed an artistic expression, I found this object d'art - framed and hanging at the end of the patio.

Perfect Patio Art - Fish Cement Tile
Dos Peces (Two Fish) 10" x 10" Cement Tile

Could there be anything more perfect to symbolize how well cement tiles work in both form and function? I hope you enjoyed the tour!

About Cement Tiles in This Home Tour
Avente Tile offers a complete line of solid color and patterned cement tiles. Choose from geometric designs and stylistic floral patterns in traditional and contemporary colors. Heritage Solid Color Cement Tiles are available in 85 colors and can be used to customize the most of the patterns in this home tour. Some sample stock is available on select patterns. Full orders generally take about six to eight weeks for manufacture and delivery.

Our online catalog of designs featured in this home tour includes the:

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