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January 2013 Tile Talk Newsletter

Project Pick: Custom Cement Tile Design Adds The Right Touch

Custom Cement Tile Design for Kitchen Backsplash

This month's Project Pick is from Mark and Erin C. from central New York and features custom designed cement tiles by Avente for their recent kitchen remodel. Avente thanks them for sharing these photos of their remodeled kitchen. Great job!

Mark and Erin were considering different designs options and found the tile they loved when leafing through the pages of a design magazine, Traditional Home. There was a problem though. They discovered the cement tiles they loved were reclaimed 19th century tiles. They wouldn't be picking up a box of these tiles at Lowe's.

Mark called to discuss what he wanted and Avente explained the different options. After looking through our extensive pattern library and existing cement tile molds, we had no exact match on the pattern or mold. If they wanted this exact design, Avente would need to design the pattern and create a mold for the cement tile. The process requires additional cost and time. They wisely considered some of our existing patterns that allow for easy color substitution from the existing color palette. None of them quite worked.

"It was a tough pill to swallow, spending the money for custom tiles, but the end result and focal point of our vision will never be regretted. Worth every penny to get it right!" - Mark C.

Mark and Erin knew what they wanted and partnered with Avente to develop the pattern while they finalized the colors. Their unique design was manufactured to their exact specifications.

Do you want to understand how Mark and Erin worked with Avente to create their very own Fleur-de-Lis Pattern and Tile? See what inspired them, understand the design process, and see more photos of their stunning kitchen! Read our latest Cement Tile Design Idea, "Custom Cement Tile Design Adds Personalized Touch."

Learn How Custom Cement Tiles
add a Personalized Touch in your Home!

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Pinterest: Celebrating the New Year with Color, Style

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A new year brings a fresh beginning, allowing us an opportunity to set new personal and professional goals and to start planning projects! We wish you a great 2013! May it be filled with good health, family, friends and spending time on what you enjoy most! Approach each resolution with a clean slate that the new year brings!

For the past 13 years, designers, decorators, and fashionista have looked forward to seeing which trend-setting color the experts at Pantone have chosen. This year, it's Emerald Green (PANTONE 17-5641). Since 2000, when Cerulean was the chosen shade, Pantone's color of the year has continued to influence paint palettes, fashion, home design, product packaging, and so many other industries. In choosing Emerald Green, Pantone said it is "A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."

In honor of the Color of the Year, we've selected a sampling of ceramic and cement tiles that would fit in perfectly with your current or upcoming projects!

Traditional Constanza Handmade Cement Tile
Constanza Cement Tile
Yucatan Dark Green Glaze
Dark Green Ceramic Tile
Geo 10 Handmade Cement Tile
Geo 10 Cement Tile

Best Wishes for 2013!

May the New Year bring you joy and fulfillment, and the constant warmth of being surrounded by friends and family! All of us at Avente Tile wish you a happy and healthy New Year.

Celtic Botticino Moorish Star Hand Painted Ceramic Tile
Celtic Botticino Moorish Star Handmade Ceramic Tile

Our Celtic ceramic relief tile simulates the look of hand-carved antique stone.

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