Cement Tiles

On my trip to Morocco a few years ago, I fell in love with cement tiles. These beautiful tiles that have been used for centuries come in a wide range of patterns and colors.  Also known as encaustic tiles, are traditionally created using cement, marble powder, and natural pigments in an artisan manufacturing process that hasn't changed since the 1850's. Since they are made of locally sourced cement and not ceramic, the tiles do not need to be fired which make them eco-friendly. Cement tiles are naturally insulating, easy to clean, and durable. They can be used anywhere except for outdoors in areas that freeze. Cement tiles are a great alternative to traditional tiles. They add design interest to any room.  Here are a few of my favorites.

 

These gorgeous Ikat patterned tiles are killer.

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