We live and breathe tile and design. A scribble on the sands of Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia led to the creation of its namesake pattern. It reminds us of the impressive tiled Opera House nearby.
We love Europe where style reigns supreme and color combinations are unique and unexpected. This rug, found tucked away in an antique shop in the Alps, translated beautifully into our Geneva stripe.
Textiles are a great source of inspiration to us. The little baby wearing this sweatshirt had no idea that a cement tile would be patterned after it. While the tile isn't quite as soft, it is hard to resist not laying down and hugging it sometimes.
Inspiration can quite literally come from the sky. A white cloud cutting through the blue inspires Capri, the simplest, yet most versatile tile in our entire collection.
Once we came across this railing along the coast, we realized that we could make our Geneva stripe corner more interesting. We took a cue from the diagonal beam and made it so the colors could alternate as it turned the corner, giving it an even bigger personality.
In this historic home in Merida, Yucatan, checkerboard floors run throughout, with only a slight color change from room to room.
The magnificent foyer of the restored carriage house featuring the original cement tile floors.
A cement tile border makes for a lovely accent when set into an otherwise plain floor.
The inspiration for this collection came from this 1840's carriage house in the Historic District of Merida, Yucatan in Southeastern Mexico. After nearly two centuries of wear and tear, the only feature which remained in good condition was the cement tile throughout the house. After a bit of buffing and polishing, the tile floors shine brightly once again.
Sydney pattern in cloud and night featured on the bar front at one of NYC's hippest bars, Salon Hecho (www.salonhecho.com).
Sydney is a beautiful transitional pattern for this space that combines old elements (like the floor tile) with new, chic design.
A close-up of Sydney in cloud and night, highlighting the precise lines rarely found in hand made cement tile.
It is a great idea to dry-lay your tile...especially with the more complicated, multi-colored patterns.
If any cutting is necessary, a wet saw with a diamond blade is all you need.
Cement tile is easy to install. A little thin-set goes a long way.
The edges are straight and allow for thin grout joints. We like the look of 1/16".
The floor is installed and ready to be grouted and sealed.
We are so proud of our first installation and had to share it with you. Look how gorgeous our Monaco pattern looks in this mudroom! The colors shown are pebble, eggshell, wheat, ebony and mist.
Decorative cement tile is used to create a runner in a hallway adding beauty and interest to poured cement flooring.
Solid cement tile in contrasting colors create classic checkerboard floors.