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Malibu Glazed Tile & Normandy Cream: An Eye-Catching Pair

Malibu Glazed Tile & Normandy Cream: An Eye-Catching Pair

The brightly colored glazed Malibu Yerba Buena ceramic tiles add just the right balance of eye-pleasing design and interest when they are coupled with our Rustic Paver collection (shown here in Normandy Cream).

Our collection of hand-painted Malibu Ceramic Tiles are an homage to the Malibu and Catalina Potteries of California of the 1920s with their classic patterns and colorways. These tiles are created using the cuerda seca (dry cord) technique that produces deep, rich colors from the pooled glazes. Perfect for all indoor applications, this collection is also suitable for outdoor installations, such as stair risers, pools, fountains. However, they cannot be used in frosty environments.

Combined with the Malibu tiles in this installation are large 12"x12" Rustic Pavers in our exclusive Normandy Cream blend. This combination offers unique variations that can only be found in a hand-crafted product. To achieve this blend, Normandy Cream features equal parts of Cotto Gold, Cotto Dark, Artillo Cafe, and Tuscan Mustard -- all with a vintage texture.

It's worth noting that Rustic Paver Tiles are made with a soft mold and have true through-body color, where as traditional patterned cement tiles are made the customary way with a steel mold, and with the color layer only in the top 1/8" of the tile. The texture, feel and style of Rustic Paver tiles also differ from traditional cement tiles. While both tiles are handmade and will have some variation, classic cement tiles have a more traditional, slightly formal, sophisticated look that works well for creating a multi-color pattern using the face of the tile. Our cement Rustic Pavers tout a softer defining edge, and have only one color throughout each tile.

How to Buy Handmade Rustic Pavers

Follow these easy steps to make sure you find the right tile for you!
  1. Pick a color. With over 50 different color and blends, it's easy to find a color that works with your design scheme. Choose from our Classic, Premium, or Signature colors and blends. Make sure to use the Paver Palette Colors.
  2. Add texture, if you want. Tiles come with a standard smooth finish. Additional textures are also available to create a weathered, antiqued patina. Textures are listed below the Paver Palette Colors.
  3. Find a format and size. Square and rectangle formats are available from 2" to 14". We also offer octagons, hexagons, pickets, Arabesque shapes, and more. You'll find prices, sizes, shapes and colors in our Rustic Paver Price List.
  4. Pick a layout. You can create interest and style with a floor layout that complements the handmade appearance of tiles or design. Create your own or chose from our Paver Layout Patterns.

Design Tip

Using handmade or hand-painted ceramic tile together with our Rustic Pavers for your next outdoor project will not only enhance the look of your home, but you can rest assured the tile you choose will withstand the elements, too. For whichever project you choose to conquer, Avente Tile is here to help you reach your design goal.

If you have any questions, please refer to our Ceramic Tile FAQs page, or call us for additional information. Our offices are open 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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