19 Mar Cement Tiles are Both Durable and Appealing
When most people think of beautiful and decorative tile, cement is often not the first material that comes to mind. Cement tiles however, have been around for centuries and are durable, decorative and environmentally friendly. They are available in a wide assortment of colors, patterns and designs and can enhance any residential or business setting.
You may wonder how cement tiles are made. Cement tiles are formed by hand pouring pigmented cement into decorative molds similar to cookie cutters to separate the colors. According to TILE Magazine.com, “Cement tiles are made of concrete and the color in the pattern comes from mineral pigments which are mixed and poured into a mold. The mold is removed and the gray cement is fills the rest of the tile body, then the tile is hydraulically pressed and the tile is cured for about three weeks. This method was developed in the mid-19th century in the South of France and hasn’t changed much since then.”
With many vibrant yet timeless designs, cement tiles can be used to add color, architecture, and dimension to any space. Cement tile (sometimes referred to as concrete tile) is available in thousands of color options, ranging from soft natural earth tones, deep cobalt blues, vibrant cherry reds, deep greys and many more. They are strong and long lasting and offer a non-slippery surface if used on floors. In warmer climates they can also be used in outdoor spaces for patios, courtyards and verandas. Cement tiles can be decoratively used in a variety of applications including the following:
A patterned or mosaic cement tile backsplash can become the artistic centerpiece or focal point in a contemporary kitchen. A cement floor in the kitchen can offer a more industrial and modern look that holds up well to wear and tear as well.
Cement tiles can decoratively accent a wall, floor or backsplash in any bathroom. Colorful and bold patterns add a stylish accent to a powder room or a master bath.
Cement tiles offer a durable and long-lasting surface making them ideal for floors. They are an optimal flooring surface for homes, offices, and retail environments because they can resist wear and tear, heavy foot traffic, stains, and moisture exposure.
Retail and Commercial Spaces
Cement tiles in unique and exotic colors and patterns create an ambience and make an artistic statement in restaurants, hotels, spas, resorts, retail spaces and office suites. The color and design of cement tiles can enhance any commercial space.
If you are interested in adding the vibrant beauty of cement tiles to your home or commercial space, contact the experts at The Tile Spark. They have a large inventory of beautiful, high quality cement tile and they have a staff of tile experts who can help you find the best tile for any room in your home or business location. Stop into their showroom or give them a call today at 646-336-9792.