Patterned cement tile, laid as rug surrounded by a plain, neutral color tiles with coordinating molding offer a cool and peaceful, beach feel.
Featured in this installation is a unique series of handmade cement tile from our Artist Series. The creator of this design, artist Thimo Pimentel from the Dominican Republic, is a true Renaissance man - artist, doctor, photographer, potter, caricaturist and cultural manager/curator.
Entitled Mayles Cana, Pimental has chosen to shine the spotlight on his native land by depicting the golden tones of Dominican beaches, accompanied by the gentle sway of a palm tree's green fronds.
Further, this series, along with several others within this creative collection, is designed to not only showcase the artisans skills, but to also serve as a platform with the goal of elevating cement tile to functional art.
Moreover, it should be noted that a portion of each sale from the Artist Series of cement tiles goes to support charities that promote art in the artists' home country. To that affect, and to honor the artist and their work of art, color substitutions are not available for this tile.
With its polished finish and subtle variations, the Mayles Cana series of handmade cement tiles is not only a long-lasting product, but one that carries with it a rich history and background.
Designing with Cement Tile
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Cement Tile Buying Tip
Because handmade encaustic cement tiles are made to order, please allow 10-12 weeks for delivery of your tile. Sample stock may be available, so please check with us for available inventory. Download our Cement Tile Buying Guide for tips and a multitude of design inspiration based on the hard-earned knowledge and experience of Avente Tile company founder, Bill Buyok. You can also call our offices Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST) at 888.739.4972, or email us at Avente Tile.