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November 2015

Creating a Cohesive Design with Cement and Ceramic Tiles

From the countertop to the vanity to the tiles, mixing materials and patterns is made simpler with customization services.

Take for example a recent remodeling project completed by an Avente Tile client. She wanted to convey a modern yet contemporary feel throughout her home. She chose Catalina A 6" x 6" from our Malibu collection of hand-painted tiles for the backsplash. To make the Malibu tiles, tile artisans utilize the time-honored Cuerda Seca (dry cord) technique. As a result, this method causes a slight relief from pooled glazes, which in turn make this ceramic tile collection a true classic.

With various shades of red and green, the customized Toscana cement tiles help tie the various elements of this bathroom together.

While ceramic tiles grace the backsplash, the client's bathroom floor features handmade encaustic cement tiles from the Traditional Collection. Because these tiles are individually handmade, customization is a highly decorative benefit to consider, as Avente's client did when she chose the Toscana series. With nearly 90 colors available in the Heritage Cement Tile Color Palette to select from, Avente can help you select the right colors to complement any look or décor you would like to showcase.

Creating a custom tile color combination not only cements your design signature, but most importantly, it helps alleviate frustration and lost time due to finding the "right" tile.

Lastly, we understand how designing with cement or ceramic tile means taking a vision or idea and making it all come to life. For visual inspiration on how cement and ceramic tiles can enhance any room or setting, visit us on; see what we've been pinning onto the Avente Tile Pinterest boards; browse through dozens of our Cement Tile Design Ideas and our Ceramic Tile Design Ideas; and visit our recently launched Instagram page! You might also like to view the extensive process of creating individual handmade cement tiles by watching our YouTube videos.

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Fireplaces and Hearths

Fireplaces and Hearths

"One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way." ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Without hesitation, Autumn is the one season where transformation defines nature. With the winds kicking up, the crispness of the mornings, and shorter days ahead, we are looking forward to spending time in front of a warm, crackling fire. What better way to enjoy a fireplace than one which is surrounded by hand-painted ceramic or handmade encaustic cement tiles? Transform what will soon be the best seat in the house by choosing patterns and colors that will not only complement your current décor, but also bring a long-lasting, sustainable element into your home's environment.

Speaking of transformation, we hope you've been enjoying our tile- and design-centric blog posts on the new Avente Tile location. Now everything, including our newsletters, can be accessed quickly and efficiently. Stay tuned for more modifications in the coming weeks and months as we too continue to transform!

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