I am always struck by a room that uses cement (or encaustic) tiles. Because each tile is made by hand they feel more like works of art as oppose to just simply tiles. A few years ago I can across an image of a beautiful restaurant patio in Mexico and was immediately smitten!
It’s amazing that such a simple pattern can create such drama. Cement tiles are known for their shapes, their pattern (always geometric), and their colours.
They can be used on the floor and the walls, both inside and outside. I have even seen them used for sidewalks in Cuba, harkening back to the pre Castro days.
They are commonly used in courtyards in Morocco and Spain – beautiful!
Needless to say, I am dying to use these tiles on a project! I am personally more drawn to the simple tiles but nothing says drama better than a wall of more ornate cement tiles. Enjoy!