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August 2012 Tile Talk Newsletter




Project Pick: Romana Cement Tile for Kitchen Backsplash

Romana Cement Tile Makes for Eye-Popping Backsplash

Avente Tile customer Constance Zaytoun recently designed and oversaw the remodeling of her Chelsea, NY, kitchen that included a cement tile backsplash to be envied. She and her husband, Marc Weitz, embarked on a journey about a year ago to make their humble Chelsea kitchen into nothing short of stunning! They had a vision, a goal and a budget, and they achieved just about everything they had wanted to with their project.

Constance says, "It was pretty darn exciting to see the tile up on the walls! There were many folks who were concerned that these thick cement tiles would not work on a wall, and I am so grateful that they were wrong. The Polk Gold molding frames the Romana pattern and gives some added dimension beside that high wall of tile. Given that the Romana tile was the one element that pulled together all of our design choices, it was ironic that it was the very last thing to be installed and so wonderful to see our vision finally fulfilled in its entirety."

Romana Pattern

Romana Cement Tile

Romana Pattern Colorway

Olive Wood
Olive Wood
Oxford White
Oxford White
Autumn Eve
Autumn Eve
Sandy Brown
Sandy Brown
Polk Gold
Polk Gold

See more photos of the kitchen in our prior post A Cement Tile Kitchen Backsplash Makes a Chelsea Remodel, and in our Design Idea Romana Cement Tile Makes for Eye-Popping Backsplash.

Constance also offers cost-effective and time-saving tips in a recent interview I had with her, Secrets of a Successful Kitchen Remodel with Cement Tile.


Tile Tip

If you are considering cement tiles for a small project, use tiles that are in-stock to save money. Color substitutions, custom colors and patterns can double or triple the cost on small projects. Because a residential backsplash, bath floor or fireplace requires less than 50 square feet, using stocked tiles in standard colorways will save money. The cost of design, color chips, molds, and samples is easier to justify on a large project and will only add 10% to the project.

There's no need to worry. We have hundreds of patterned and solid color cement tiles that will work for any style of decor. We maintain inventory on most Cuban Heritage Patterns, common Heritage Solid Color tiles, most Classic Cement Tile Patterns and common Classic Solid colors. Give us a call to confirm inventory, availability and options.

Considering cement tile for your next home project? Let us help you find some inspiration. Visit our cement tile design ideas.


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