Avente Tile Blog — Commercial Design

Favorite Black and White Cement Tile Installations

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Favorite Black and White Cement Tile Installations

Black and white.  It's a classic color combination that can still take your breath away when you see a kitchen backsplash or dining room floor that features tile with patterns in this dramatic, two-tone colorway.  While I embrace color and think cement and encaustic tiles excel in presenting colorful motifs, black and white (and sometimes gray) tiles can capture that gorgeous, handmade old world look that is both sophisticated and simple.  If you are a fan of the high contrast black and white style, here's inspirational eye candy to enjoy.  Most of the installations use cement tile; but, a few also show what glazed ceramic...

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Cement Tile Provide Flexibility for Commercial Design

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Cement Tile Provide Flexibility for Commercial Design

Simple patterns can provide a lot of flexibility in design!  For instance, our Cuban Heritage Pattern 260 is a simple "line and vine" pattern.  The pattern can create a variety of different patterns depending on the orientation and color choice.  This is a great pattern for large spaces.  Explore this flexible cement tile design and see how it is was used in one commercial flooring installation.

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Cement Tile Create Perfect Patio for Seaside Grill

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Cement Tile Create Perfect Patio for Seaside Grill

Cement tile from Avente's Artist series help create a calm, relaxed atmosphere on the outdoor patio at the Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant in Redondo Beach, California. The patio provides a peaceful retreat and is a great place to catch the sunset and grilled fresh seafood. Take a look at how cement tile were part of the design and help create the ambiance of this seaside grill's patio.   The restaurant, located in King Harbor, is nestled next to the sailboats and yachts and commands views of the harbor and Santa Monica Bay. Only a short distance from bustling downtown Los...

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15 Restaurants Where Cement Tile Floors Make the Room

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15 Restaurants Where Cement Tile Floors Make the Room

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...

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Cement Tile Provides French Bistro with Classic Look

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Cement Tile Provides French Bistro with Classic Look

Cement tiles provide dramatic results for commercial spaces while offering design flexibility. 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...

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