15 Restaurants Where Cement Tile Floors Make the Room

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Because of their durability and design flexibility, cement tiles are an excellent choice for restaurant and hospitality design. With their vibrant colors and distinguished patterns, you'll see them used on the floor in many destination resturants. We also include a few examples where these colorful tiles are used on the wall, too! Here are 15 restaurants where cement tile floors really make the room! 

 

With so many choices and the ability to customize patterns and colors, it's no surprise that designers and architects look to cement tile to provide eye-catching designs for custom, commercial restaurant design. Furthermore, the strength and durability ensures any look will last for years to come.

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A simple cement tile pattern in cool green provides an exquisite outdoor dinning experience at this Caribbean resort
Circle pattern in black and white
A Japanese steak house uses a cement tile entry to welcome guests and create a theme. The tile pattern, a popular interlocking circle pattern in black and white, works with other details to create the atmosphere.
Cement tile floor pattern
Higuero Restaurant, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic serves traditional food. The fun, relaxed atmosphere is created with a simple cement tile pattern that runs inside the main dining room and along the outside patio
A central white circle surrounded by different shades of green is the perfect pattern and color choice for the cement tile floor at the club house dinning room and bar of this golf course.
A central white circle surrounded by different shades of green is the perfect pattern and color choice for the cement tile floor at the club house dinning room and bar of this golf course.
Classic cement tile with stylish rug design 
An Italian-themed restaurant, La Fentazione, uses classic black and white cement border tiles run in rows to create an unconventional, but stylish rug design.
Decorative cement tile floor 
The large, open veranda has a wide, sweeping arc with a decorative cement tile floor that is used by guests to enjoy the view and cocktails at this Caribbean resort.
Detail of the cement tile floor pattern laid in an arc
Detail of the cement tile floor pattern laid in an arc
cement tile -  dance floor
This bar's floor also provides a dance floor, when needed, with a classic black and white checkerboard pattern created with cement tile

This French Bistro reinforces the design theme with a cement tile floor in a classic black and white geometric pattern

With their nuanced curves and classic shapes, our Arabesque line of cement is sure to enhance any setting where they are used. An 8" hexagon in a hand-selected blend of colors was chosen for the Royal, a classic corner neighborhood spot in Washington, DC's historic LeDroit Park neighborhood. The accent wall by the bar features 200 sq. ft. of the tile in a blend Mission Red, City Hall Red, Cotto Dark, Cotto Gold, Natural Gray, Antik Gray, Hacienda, Hacienda Flash. Designer Lucia Windsor Freeman of aggregate architecture+design captured the look and feel of the neighborhood's ambiance and historical perspective.

The accent wall by the bar at The Royal features hexagon tile in a custom blend of color
The accent wall by the bar at The Royal features hexagon tile in a custom blend of color

Moreover, the geometric theme of this split-level, 45-seat gathering place was carried through to the restrooms where the same size Hexagon tiles in two different blends were used. a gray color palette for the men's restroom and a warm set of colors for the women's restroom.

The Royal features hexagon tiles in the men's restroom floor in a custom blend of gray colors
The Royal features hexagon tiles in the men's restroom floor in a custom blend of gray colors
The Royal features hexagon tiles in the women's restroom floor in a warm blend of red colors
The Royal features hexagon tiles in the women's restroom floor in a warm blend of red colors

LA designer, Robert Weimer, sought out Avente Tile to create a custom cement tile floor for Redbird in Los Angeles, CA. This innovative restaurant features New American dishes with creative cocktails in a historic setting, St. Vibiana's Cathedral. Expanding on an original picket design found in the church, he developed the theme working with concrete, a dark charcoal color and large scale to match the digs new purpose as a restaurant. The classic picket design has a modern feel both in color and size. Robert noted that, "There is a tile pattern in the building that is original so I decided to use that but to really increase it to a much larger scale."

Custom Cement Tile Design 
LA designer, Robert Weimer, sought out Avente Tile to create a custom cement tile design for the restaurant's floor based on a historic pattern. Photo credit: DYLAN + JENI
The Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY creates a classic look for their banquet hall using black and white with an octagon and dot cement tile floor pattern
The banquet hall at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY creates a classic look using an octagon-and-dot cement tile floor pattern in black and white.

Perch, located in downtown Los Angeles on the 15th floor at 448 South Hill Street, offers a glamorous and romantic rooftop setting with grand views of the city and some stunning cement tile floors. The restaurant uses several cement tile patterns including a classic cement tile rug that runs the expanse of the main dining hall. With its small plates of French-inspired cuisine and handcrafted cocktails it pays homage to France and the opulent look that only cement tile provide. A testament to the durability of these lovely, hand crafted tiles, a different pattern is on the outside terrace and bar.

The outside terrace at Perch in Los Angeles, CA uses cement tiles
The outside terrace at Perch in Los Angeles provides sweeping view of the city and cement tiles, like this pattern.
The main dining hall at Perch features a classic cement tile rug that runs the expanse of the room
The main dining hall at Perch features a classic cement tile rug that runs the expanse of the room

While cement tiles can provide a rich and opulent experience for destination dining, they can also be used as accents on the floor or wall. Osteria by Fabio Viviani at Los Angeles International Airport's Delta terminal provides a quiet escape and mixes modern, large format floor tile with decorative cement flor tile as accents along the bar. You can't help but notice the warm red mosaic tiles that also adorn the wood-fired oven.

Osteria by Fabio Viviani at LAX's Delta terminal draws attention to the bar by subtly applying pattern with cement tile on the floor
Osteria by Fabio Viviani at LAX's Delta terminal draws attention to the bar by subtly applying pattern with cement tile on the floor.

Here's one example where cement tile are used in a location other than the floor. For this project, the designers chose cement tiles for the restaurant counter at Parson's Chicken & Fish. The eatery offers fried chicken with a casual, hip atmosphere in Chicago. The bright red and white geometric Geo 09 pattern adds interest and balance to the clean lines and white colors of the mid-century inspired design. The checkered wrappers found in fry and fish baskets served as the inspiration for the cement tile design of this establishment.

"Just wanted to share our project that involved your tile. Stuff looks great, thanks."
- Robert Q. McAdams

Cement tiles are used for the restaurant counter at Parson's Chicken & Fish in Chicago, IL
Cement tiles are used for the restaurant counter at Parson's Chicken & Fish in Chicago, IL

The Coronet, a French-style Bistro in Tucson, Arizona, chose a classic Fleur-de-Lis pattern evocative of an era. Sally Kane, the bistro's owner, used an updated color palette in cool greens to achieve an eye-catching effect and updated look. The pattern is evocative of an era; but, the color choices are clearly fresh. While working with Sally on the design, she explained that, "The Coronet will be a French-style bistro. But, don't box me in. It will honor that style but not slavishly follow the tradition!" The traditional French floor tile, was a custom pattern Avente created for another customer based on a pattern found in a reclaimed tile from Normandy that is no longer available.

Cement Tile Provides Traditional Look for French-style Bistro
The Coronet is a brasserie featuring classic French cuisine and cement tile

Cement tiles provide dramatic results for commercial spaces while offering design flexibility. As your partner in offering only the best in handmade encaustic cement tile, Avente Tile is here to bring your design plans to fruition. Avente Tile is committed to helping you find the perfect pattern and color for your commercial space. From traditional patterns in complex color palettes to contemporary patterns in black and white or custom patterns and colors, we have the knowledge and skill to provide answers that help. A successful design and installation is achieved with planning. Combine that plan with our design services and years of experience so your project can be a success. Let us help with your next commercial project. Our Cement Tile Design gallery features a large collection of commercial projects dedicated to adding excitement and a focused design theme to your restaurant or hospitality project. Can we help inspire you today?

 

 
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