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Cement Tile Backsplash Creates Elegant Powder Room Backdrop

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Cement Tile Backsplash Creates Elegant Powder Room Backdrop

A black and white cement tile backsplash, coupled with an uncomplicated pattern or design, exudes not only a feeling of serenity, but also one of simple elegance. Avente's Traditional Bayahibe cement tile pattern makes an elegant backdrop for this powder room.      Avente Tile client Laura S. felt her remodeled powder room needed something that was not only graceful, but also something that didn't command too much attention for a small space. The result of her search led to our Traditional Bayahibe C (black and white colorway) cement tile. "Just wanted to send you a picture of the finished...

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Cement Tile Buying Guide: Finding the Cement Tile That's Right for You

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Cement Tile Buying Guide: Finding the Cement Tile That's Right for You

Creating the Guide to Buying Handmade Cement Tile has been a labor of love. To be one of the most beautiful types of tile available for transforming a space into a personal expression of pattern, style and design, the handmade beauty, quality and durability of cement tile isn't always immediately obvious. For that reason, Avente Tile created the Cement Tile Buying Guide to help you make sense of the choices available and to help you decide if cement tile is the right tile product for you.      The Guide, which is based on the hard-earned knowledge and experience of...

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Tile Tips for an Eye-Catching Backsplash

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Tile Tips for an Eye-Catching Backsplash

A kitchen backsplash is one place you'll be looking at a lot while you enjoy your home. It's also one place that allows you to really emphasize your style. Creating an eye-catching backsplash reflective of your style and taste is easy with tile.    This post was originally published in July 2015 as a contribution to the Range Hoods Inc. July Blog Hop. However, because it offers so many great design ideas and tips, we wanted to share it with our readers on our site.   Patchwork designs create an eye-catching backsplash but take planning to achievea balanced blend of...

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Tile and Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture at the Homestead Museum

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Tile and Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture at the Homestead Museum

The hot, humid weather we've been experiencing in Southern California since last week has taken a toll on me. I am not used to the tropical weather, so I find my mind wandering. However, with the stifling and oppressive heat, there is great news! As my mind continues to wander, I couldn't help but think of a getaway or vacation, so I thought I would share one of my favorite tile haunts here in California, The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum. This museum is filled with Spanish tile and is an exquisite example Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture.    The Homestead...

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Cement Tile Patterns for Patios and Floors

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Cement Tile Patterns for Patios and Floors

Cement tile patterns for floors, outdoor patios or indoor living spaces allow you to create unparalleled visual appeal with the colors of your choice. Here are a few recent projects that I've been working on with customers. Each project shows how cement tile is being used to create flooring that is both personal and unique.   Celebrate summer and be reminded of the cool water at the seashore with the Wave pattern by Tania Marmolejo from our Artist Series.   Cement tile floor pattern using Wave in Stormy Blue and White   Desiring a casual look for their floor, one...

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