Achieve Symmetry With Cuban Heritage Cement Tile

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Implementing Cuban Heritage cement tile in your next remodeling project or new construction would not only bring a designer's touch to any space, but it would also connect the colors of the room and furniture for a cohesive look.

Achieve Symmetry With Cuban Heritage Cement Tile

In this sitting area within a large office, a cement tile "rug" is placed atop the surrounding solid color cement tile. Not only is it acceptable to break up the flooring pattern with a cement tile rug, but the room now commands the attention of anyone entering. What a beautiful, versatile, and colorful greeting to anyone that enters this space!

Here's an example of how our Cuban Heritage cement tile was used on a kitchen backsplash where the backsplash became the focal point of the room.


Cuban Tiles are Cement Tiles

Cement tiles became known as Cuban Tiles because of their ubiquitous use in both residential and commercial applications on the island of Cuba.

Cuban tiles, as seen in our Cuban Heritage Handmade Cement Tile collection, use bold, bright colors like salmon or indigo. Also prominent in Cuban tile is the use of double borders. This is a wonderful example of contemporary cement tile design.

Cuban Tile Design Tips

Here are some tips to keep in mind when designing with Cuban Heritage cement tile:


  • Limit your choices to a few colors.
  • Choose simple patterns that use just a few colors in a contemporary palette.
  • The alternating patterns of the medallion and cross create a "checker board" pattern that works well in large rooms. Consider using a border if the room is symmetrical and fairly large. Otherwise, run the tile design to the edge of the room.
  • Use a border at the edge of a room if you're installing the same pattern on vertical and horizontal surfaces to provide a transition.
  • On simple geometric patterns, try "mismatching" dark and light colors on neighboring tile. This works well for high-contrast tiles.

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