cement tile…inimitable style, room after room.

yes, cement tiles are hot on the scene- popping up in your favorite restaurants, hotels and other public spaces.

and if you are amongst the lucky – you may even be stepping onto your own cement tile baths and showers- kitchens and entries- just to name a few spaces currently getting this special treatment.

but if you think that the resurgence of cement tiles on the design scene is casting a homogenized style pallor on this visual horizon- think again!

this week we are checking out a first round of some spaces that fill us full of tile envy. each and every room scene we’ve selected showcases the artistic textures cement tiles can offer … design themes of extreme variety.

culled from our “cement tile inspirations pinboard” with nearly 1000 cement tile inspirations – it’s the perfect guide to help you on your way to your own cement tile haven.



















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and join us every week, in september, for more tile enviable spaces from our “cement tile inspirations” pinboard.

step into the this london apothecary. it’s good medicine.

we love this traditional pattern modernized with a cool gray palette. it takes us back to when patterns ruled and your local apothecary didn’t just sell your daily dose of absinthe. did we say absinthe?

london apothecary cement tiles(please click photo to see more of this cement tile london apothecary #floorcore)

now that we can all visit cuba, cigars for everyone!

the cigar shop pattern is one of the most popular of cement tile patterns. what do you think?

cigar shop cement tile(#floorcore for your cigar shop. click photo for more!)

a shower full of flowerpower -

inspired by marimekko and haight/ashbury – this flowerpower cement tile #floorcore inspires us to “make love not war” :)

cement tile flowerpower

(for more, please click on the photo!)

starry, starry #floorcore

with the perseid meteor shower still illuminating our skies…we love this cement tile floor for some stars, both above, and below :)

star bright cement tile from clé (starbright cement tile from clé- click photo to see more)

marrakesh terrace is always the right direction…

another black/white #floorcore that becomes more beautiful at every turn-

cement tile black and white pattern marrakesh terrace(click photo for more marrakesh terrace)

hot, new, west…butch cassidy just landed in the 21st century.

the new west collection at clé is one of my favorite of all the clé cement tiles. this ones takes me straight back to the hide out with butch and the sundance kid. oh, and raindrops keep falling on my head :)

butch cassidy meets cement tiles in this new west pattern 10(click photo for more!)

casablanca cafe #floorcore…play it again, sam.

earthy tones are modern again. especially if they are injected into an exotic pattern. here, cement tiles in casablanca cafe. magical!!

casablanca cafe cement tile pattern(click photo for more)

“big spin” on classic black/white/gray tiles…

classic black/white/gray patterned encaustic cement tiles get a color punch which makes both the color and the tiles look – spin-tacular.  it’s a “new spin” on a classic color combination. don’t be shy- make that color shine!

big spin cement tile in black/gray/white

(a #floorcore to take out for a “big spin”- click photo for more)

cement tile hex’s in “kelly”…making us green with tile envy.

cement tile hex’s in solid colors or mixed up in a medley are all the rage right now. what is it about hex’s? and what is it about green?

green cement tile hex's in kelly(#floorcore explore more by clicking the photo!)