Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cement Tile Border Pattern Creates Charming Patio


Cement tiles naturally create an Old World ambiance with their traditional patterns and color variations that occur from being a hand-crafted product. For this Italian restaurant, using cement tiles was an obvious choice not only for their time-tested durability, but also for their effortless ability in helping to create a quaint, yet sophisticated, atmosphere.

This French Bistro uses a cement tile border pattern in rows to create charm
This Italian restaurant uses a cement tile border pattern in rows to create charm.

The cement tile rugs for this commercial installation feature rows, or "stripes of pattern," using our Yuna border pattern. While there may not be anything inherently Italian about the pattern, the choice of color and rich detailing create a look from another era.

For a different take on the cement tile rug, consider using border patterns laid in rows
For a different take on the cement tile rug, consider using border patterns laid in rows.

Using only border patterns, create a cement tile rug by laying the border pattern in rows next to one another. You'll notice the motif changes drastically, depending on whether you're looking at the "stripes" straight-on or at an angle. This effect is great at grabbing the attention of passersby, and we're told, it has also helped pull curious and hungry customers into the restaurant.

A cement tile border pattern can be used to create a rug.g
A cement tile border pattern can be used to create a rug.

The pattern's motif appears to change based on the angle you are viewing it from
The pattern's motif appears to change based on the angle you are viewing it from.

The changes in the pattern create eye-catching appeal and interest.
The changes in the pattern create eye-catching appeal and interest.

The flexibility of cement tile in design is amazing. Notice how well this motif works with the Roman columns and marble architectural details around the windows? Thanks to the pattern and classic color choices used in this bistro project, these cement tiles have effortlessly created an outdoor dining patio and entry reminiscent of an Italian hillside eatery.


DESIGN TIP - Using only border patterns, you can create a cement tile rug by laying the border pattern in rows next to one another. You'll notice the motif will noticeably change, depending on whether you're looking at the "stripes" straight-on or at an angle.


If you'd like to see more photos from this commercial installation, then please view the slideshow below, or click to view Yuna Border Makes a Striking Floor.



With all of the color and pattern customization options available, it's easy to see why cement tiles are a designer's dream. If you are a hospitality, restaurant, or commercial design professional, then handmade cement tile is the Design Line that can work for you! Don't hesitate to contact us. We have the extensive knowledge and skill needed to make your vision come to life. But, don't take our word for it, take a look at these cement tile commercial installations.


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