Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tile Talk Newsletter - July 2012

Project Pick: Cement Tile Pattern Makes an Elegant FloorCement Tile Pattern Makes an Elegant Floor

The pattern of a cement tile floor adds unmatched beauty and elegance to a room, just like it did over a century ago. Using a cool blue color palette and five colors, this historical pattern creates a sophisticated look that isn't fussy. Keeping with tradition, the patterned field tiles are framed with a border to create a "tile rug" design. The choice of cool colors paired with a bright red accent in the pattern make the formal design very comfortable but still easy to relax in.

The Roseton pattern, from our Mission Cement Tile line, comes in two standard colorways: Roseton A and Roseton B. The Roseton B in an 8"x8" format is used in this month's project pick.

Roseton Pattern in Two Standard Colorways

Roseton B Handmade Cement Tile
Roseton B Pattern
Roseton A Handmade Cement Tile
Roseton A Pattern

Colors for the Roseton B Cement Tile

Mission Color: Azul ReyAzul Rey Mission Color: D'Hanis RedD'Hanis Red Mission Color: WhiteldWhiteMission Color: GreenGreenMission Color: Gold

When using an existing cement tile colorway, fill the area outside of the rug with solid colors used in the pattern. Make sure to use only colors from our Mission Solid Color Cement Tiles. You can also change the colors used on this pattern using any of the sixty colors found in the Mission color palette.

>> See all the Mission Cement Tile Patterns

Tile Tip: Customize the colors on any cement tile pattern. Follow these steps:

  1. Decide on one or two patterns you like.
  2. Order color chips (cement tile swatches) from the same line as the pattern tiles.
  3. Decide on a color palette using two or three colors. Add one neutral color for backgrounds and a contrasting color for accents.
  4. Create different virtual designs using your palette. Decide which one you like best.
  5. Order strike-off samples. These samples allow you to confirm the design before purchasing an entire order.

>> Browse our entire cement tile collection

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