Cuban Tile Backsplash Blends with Contemporary Kitchen

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Cement tile is a flexible product. To create interest, this kitchen design implemented the perfect Cuban cement tile pattern for the backsplash and wall tile - Design 110 2B - for a clean, contemporary design.

Cuban Tile Backsplash Blends with Contemporary Kitchen

Our client, Deb K., of Boston shared her installation photos and had this to say about the tiles, "We love how it looks - the tile really transforms the kitchen."

Designing with cement tile means taking a vision, idea or surrounding area, and making it come to life. In this kitchen that uses Cuban cement tile, the bold pattern perfectly complements the various textures and finishes within the kitchens design, including the flooring, appliance finishes, fixtures, cabinets, and so on. We love how the island ties everything in this room together with its contemporary, clean design.

It should be mentioned that handmade Cuban cement tile is crafted to endure decades of wear. With their 1/8"-thick color layer, they're designed to handle everything from foot traffic to the occasional melee with grease, vinegar, or wine when used as a backsplash in the kitchen. So, what's not to like about cement tile? Nothing, really, as long you understand a few key differences. Handmade cement tile is different in many respects compared to its more ubiquitous cousin, ceramic tile.


Handmade Cement Tile: 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy

We came up with seven points you need to consider before purchasing cement tile for a backsplash. Here are the first three:

  • Use a very narrow grout line when installing cement tiles.
  • Pick the right grout color.
  • Expect to spend about $1,000-$1,500 for the tiles and freight.

Want to find out more? Learn what you need to know before installing a cement tile kitchen backsplash. Download and read, 7 Things You Need to Know about Cement Tile Backsplashes. You'll find answers on polishing, sealing, grout, and much more.


About Cuban Tiles

The Cuban Heritage Collection is a stunning line of 8" x 8" cement floor and wall tiles that revive colors and designs from beautiful, historic buildings in Havana and Camaguey. Each original pattern comes in three-color colorways: one using the original, traditional colors, two that use more contemporary colors. Further, our Cuban Heritage Encaustic Cement Tile differs from other cement tiles through its more elaborate patterns, strong colors, and prominent double borders.

Our passion for cement tile has led us to offer one of the broadest collections of cement tile patterns available online. It should be said that our passion for handmade cement tile does not end after the sale. Thats why we created the Handmade Cement Tile Information Center. Here, youll find the resources to answer all your questions 24/7.

For ideas and visual inspiration on how cement tiles can enhance any room or setting, we invite you to visit our page on, see what we've been pinning onto our Pinterest boards, and browse through dozens of our Cement Tile Design Ideas.

If you have any questions, please feel refer to our Cement Tile FAQs page, or our Cement Tile Installation Guide for additional information. 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.

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