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Tips for a Contemporary Look Using Cement Tiles

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Tips for a Contemporary Look Using Cement Tiles

While encaustic cement tile have been around since the 1850's, the can be used to create a contemporary look with the greatest of ease. We'll show you how to choose the right pattern and colors to make these tiles look right at home in any contemporary space. Who says you can't teach an old horse new tricks?    An Old Tile, Exhibits Contemporary Style The versatility of cement tile makes them an easy choice if you want to use them in a modern home or contemporary space. Here's a few of my favorite examples that show just how well encaustic...

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Encaustic Cement Tile Explained

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Encaustic Cement Tile Explained

There is a great deal of confusion and a bit of mystery about the difference between encaustic tiles, encaustic cement tiles, and concrete tiles. While it may seem like a trivial point or an exercise in semantics, it's important to know the difference between these two types of tiles, and where you can and should not use them. This journey starts with understanding the differences in how the tile are manufactured and ends with you being pleased with your purchase by finding the right look and tile for the job.    Encaustic and Cement Tiles Differ in How They are...

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Cuban Cement Tile Plays Historic Role

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Cuban Cement Tile Plays Historic Role

Cuban cement tile is a popular choice for a kitchen backsplash, wall or wainscot because the tiles add color, pattern, and the appearance of texture or movement. With their versatility also comes customization. It's because of this trait that our client chose to specify Cuban Heritage tiles for her restoration project. Donna Hochberg completed a remodel of a 1790 post-and-beam Federal style home in North Reading, MA. She says, "I purchased cement tiles from you. The tiles have become the centerpiece of my kitchen remodel. It was a pleasure working with you on this project and I hope to have...

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Encaustic Cement Tile

Posted by William Buyok on

Encaustic Cement Tile

Considering encaustic cement tiles for your next project? Chances are you've heard a lot about them and seen them in a stunning floor or wall installation. Curious if they are the right choice for your application? Confused on what makes encaustic cement tiles different from concrete tiles or cement tiles? Today, I will remove the mystery and confusion about the differences between encaustic cement tiles, cement tiles and concrete tiles    Let me begin by saying there is no such thing as encaustic cement tiles. There are encaustic tiles and concrete tiles (which are made of cement). The confusion probably...

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Encaustic Cement Tile

Posted by William Buyok on

Encaustic Cement Tile

Considering encaustic cement tiles for your next project? Chances are you've heard a lot about them and seen them in a stunning floor or wall installation. Curious if they are the right choice for your application? Confused on what makes encaustic cement tiles different from concrete tiles or cement tiles? Today, I will remove the mystery and confusion about the differences between encaustic cement tiles, cement tiles and concrete tiles      Let me begin by saying there is no such thing as encaustic cement tiles. There are encaustic tiles and concrete tiles (which are made of cement). The confusion...

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