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September 2013 Tile Talk Newsletter

Cement Tile Provides a Warm Welcome

Traditional Gran Cordoba Cement Tile Polished
Traditional Gran Cordoba Cement Tile Polished 8"x8"
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When a customer requests a special size for their handmade cement tiles, we are more than happy to assist in meeting their design needs and special requests.

In this case, the customer needed an 8"x8" tile size of the Gran Cordoba Cement Tile pattern for their residential hall and bath. Because this pattern is only available in a 10"x10" format, the cement tile factory created a custom 8"x8" mold. Of course, there was an additional charge for creating a new mold; however, the customer didn't mind the extra charge if it meant they would achieve their design goal.

Further, rather than spending additional money for the border and corner molds, the customer chose the Cuban Heritage Design 250 Handmade Cement Tile 8"x8" Border and Corner Pattern to use with the field pattern, Gran Cordoba.

The colors used in this custom cement tile pattern include:

The customer used the Heritage Pale Green solid color tiles to fill the area outside of the rug. They also purchased strike-off samples of the border, pattern and corner to ensure color placement and design. You can see the entire process, from concept, design, and installation, on our Houzz Gran Cordoba - Luscen Custom Handmade Cement Tile Project entry.

How can we help you with your design needs today?

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Traditional Gran Cordoba Cement Tile Polished
8" x 8" Handmade Cement Tile

Cuban Heritage Design 250
Handmade Cement Tile

Heritage Solid Color Lemon Chiffon
8" x 8" Handmade Cement Tile

Heritage Solid Color Granada
8" x 8" Handmade Cement Tile

Heritage Solid Color Pale Green
8" x 8" Handmade Cement Tile

Heritage Solid Color Midnight Blue
8" x 8" Handmade Cement Tile

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.No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.. . John Donne

Our Pinterest board selection for this month was inspired by the upcoming change of seasons where Summer will soon graciously give way to welcomed breezes, crisp air, and the richness of Autumnal hues such as yellow, orange, red and brown. Together with this seasonal change, our collection of Leaf Imprint Ceramic Tiles offers the perfect companion to all that nature offers.

Inspired? Then visit our pages on, our boards on Pinterest, and browse through dozens of our Ceramic Tile Design Ideas portfolio page where you can find a large collection of projects showcasing our handmade and hand-painted ceramic tile, cement tile, decorative tile, mosaic tile, and so much more. Let us know how we at Avente Tile can assist you!

Many Ceramic and Cement Tile Prices will Increase

Due to increases in our costs, we must raise the price on many of our hand painted ceramic and cement tiles. We have not increased prices in over four years. The price increase is necessary for us to continue to provide the quality tiles and customer service you expect. We have avoided raising our prices for as long as possible, but we can no longer prolong the inevitable.

The new prices will be shown online and go into effect on September 14, 2013. The lines that will be increased are shown below. We will honor the current prices for any orders placed between now and September 13, 2013. Take advantage of the lower prices now if you were considering a purchase.

We thank you for your business and appreciate your understanding.

The following tile lines will be have new prices effective Sept. 13, 2013.

Field Tile

Cracked Ice
Eartha Field
Gossamer Crackle
Pillow Chiclet
Spanish Field

Decorative Tile

Antigua Colonial
Birds & Nests
Inner Piece
Mosaic Madness
New Iberica
Reef Mural
Sea Creatures
Whimsical Animals
Whimsical Sea Life

Cement Tile

Artist Series
Cuban Heritage
Heritage Molding
Heritage Solid Color

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