Create a Traditional Patio with Cement Tile

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Handcrafted cement tiles provide both long life and distinctive beauty. This stunning Alcala cement tile pattern in a custom colorway creates an eye-catching floor with its showy pattern and border using warm colors and earth tones.

Create a Traditional Patio with Cement Tile

Create a Cement Tile Rug

Achieve a dramatic look by using a pattern and border with coordinating solid color tiles. You can pair these tiles with natural stone. The border nicely frames the pattern in a room or hallway and is a traditional method of using cement tiles to create a "rug."


Solid color cement tiles are used along the edge of the room and any irregular shapes outside the cement tile carpet. Using solid color cement tiles on the edge of the room also simplifies an installation because cuts don't effect the border or field pattern.


What Makes Cement Tiles Unique?

Cement tile is handmade using a process that was developed a century ago. Because these tiles are handmade, color variation is to be expected on both solid and patterned tiles. Generally, the range of color is complementary. However, inspect the material before it is installed. We also recommend a dry layout prior to installation.


Cement Tile Installation & Care

Although cement tile can be used outdoors, it cannot be used in frosty environments. If your project is located where frost or freezing temperatures are common, then we recommend using vitreous or porcelain tile for your project.

Also, cement tiles should be regularly mopped with clear water. A cupful of liquid wax may be added to the water to improve the tiles' natural sheen. Lastly, never use acids to clean the tiles as they will sustain damage. Our cement tile FAQs will help answer most, if not all, your questions about cement tile.

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