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Old is New: Cement Tile Makes a Comeback
"confusion. Cement tile is very much its own thing and its own art form. The tile maker... Cement tile adds a beautiful touch to Mission and Mediterranean style homes and brings... most of cement tile's current Moorish-inspired patterns arise. Though it's often confused... encaustic tile, the two are made with different methods and since both are deeply patterned... colored cements, places them in a mold and then the mold goes into a hydraulic press..."
So Many Reasons to Love Cement Tiles
You’ll notice their beautiful patterns right away, but cement tiles have less obvious advantages too
"away, but cement tiles have less obvious advantages too... cake and tiles are made. Like checkerboard cake batter, cement tiles are formed by... told you cement tiles are a lot like checkerboard cake? Hear me out. When you slice... goodness. Cement tiles, popular in Mediterranean- and Latin-style spaces, are often highly... When the cement has set enough, the molds are removed and the tile is compressed under... pigmented cement into decorative molds similar to cookie cutters to separate the colors..."
Your Floor: Two Tiles to Love
"Cement and quarry tiles are easy, lasting and unexpected... traditional tile categorizations: quarry tile and cement tile. Neither material is a new... ceramic tile, using various types of tile for comparison. Two more options fall outside... Quarry tile was some of the earliest, mass-produced floor tile available, and cement... foot. Cement tile warrants consideration for its long life and jaw-dropping, distinctive..."
Epoxy vs. Cement Grout — What's the Difference?
Grout is grout, right? Nope. Cement and epoxy versions have different appearances, durability and rules of installation
"Nope. Cement and epoxy versions have different appearances, durability and rules... among tile contractors and builders. I find new benefits every time I use this product... Unlike cement grout, which is made from a cementitious powder mix, epoxy grout is... marble tile - we had never tackled a tile job before and despite warnings that this... Porcelain tiles? Ceramic tiles? Limestone? Honed travertine? Is it possible to cover..."
Fiber Cement Siding Takes a Front Seat
Not just a wood or vinyl substitute, fiber cement is a stellar siding choice in its own right for modern home exteriors
"fiber cement is a stellar siding choice in its own right for modern home exteriors... Fiber cement contains a mix of cellulose fiber material, Portland cement, silica... Fiber cement replaced the asbestos cement sheeting of Hardie board used until the... fiber cement products from becoming a commonly used siding for houses. More than... (fiber cement panels are termite and rot resistant and virtually maintenance free)..."
Seal the Deal With Fiber Cement Siding
Chameleon-like, durable and low maintenance, fiber cement gives home exteriors of all shapes and styles a winning edge
"fiber cement gives home exteriors of all shapes and styles a winning edge... fiber cement board? Fiber cement board in its current form was developed in the... asbestos cement board. A combination of sand, cement and cellulose, it can be produced... fiber cement is an ideal siding choice. Architects and designers have taken to this... fiber cement available as a horizontal lap siding for traditional-style homes, but..."
Kitchen Counters: Sturdy, Striking Recycled Glass With Cement
Ecofriendly and full of character, this heat- and scratch-resistant material is a great fit for custom kitchen counters
"glass with cement might be right for you. Read on to learn more about this relative newcomer... terms. Cement can be any of a variety of binders, and Portland cement is more specifically... binder as "cement". They explain the whole composite as recycled glass, cement, and pigment... plasticized cement into form with reinforcing wire screed off cement and let dry for about... concrete, cement is just a powder! Oh great, that first picture turned my eyeballs into..."
Pep Up With Patchwork Tiles
Don't call them crazy — quilt-style tile patterns are bringing energy and playfulness to walls, countertops and even floors
"quilt-style tile patterns are bringing energy and playfulness to walls, countertops and... mixing tiles of various patterns and colors for a similar effect. The result will... ustic-cement-tile/Patchwork.html. I was cautioned against using encaustic tile anywhere... neutral tiles? Attaching picture of pattern tiles we made for an artist's gallery display... putting tile up outdoors? I assume those tiles are laid on wood risers? which might..."
Tile Goes High Tech at Italy's Big Expo
"creating tile looks from handmade to avant-garde, as seen as CERSAIE 2013... Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. From what I could see at the 2013 event, the... ceramic tiles as the sustainable material of the future. Meanwhile, a large selection... sometimes no tiles. It would be interesting to know whether the tile market is shrinking... large tiles that look like steel. Unfortunately, the larger the tile, the steeper..."
5 Head-Turning Tile Styles for Backsplashes and More
If plain subway tile would derail your bold decorating vision, these dashing tiles can help you arrive at a brilliant solution
"subway tile would derail your bold decorating vision, these dashing tiles can help... tile design, I soon realized that tile can be so much more than a neutral backdrop... subway tile just as much as the next person, but after spending several years in tile... different tile types are made, colored and conceptualized opens up a sea of possibilities... unique tile is a great way to add zesty color, pattern, texture and personality. Here..."
Fit to be Tiled: Get Some Pattern on the Floor for Excitement Underfoot
Get all the visual delight of a rug with more durability by treating your floors to a pattern done up in tile
"encaustic tile made of pigmented cement. Whatever your preference, when it comes to... underfoot are tiles. Prized by the Egyptians, exalted by the Romans and Turks, and popular... ries, tile floors can be an exciting alternative to carpets or wood. There are myriad... comes to tile. It can be a shiny ceramic that allows precise, brilliant patterns, or... to tile, pattern rules underfoot. Whether it’s used for a damp application or a hi..."
How to Install a Tile Backsplash
If you've got a steady hand, a few easy-to-find supplies and patience, you can install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom
"install a tile backsplash in a kitchen or bathroom... haven't set tile before, practice setting a few rows of tiles on a scrap of plywood until... cutting tiles and gloves when handling cut tile. Use caution with all power equipment... and a tile backsplash is one of those little details. A backsplash not only looks... basic tiling skills and a little practice, transforming your kitchen could be one... expense of tiles. Try faux glass mosaic tile vinyl wallcovering in 9 colorways that can..."
10 Tile Patterns to Showcase Your Floor
There's more to a tile floor than the tile itself; how you lay out your tile can change the look and feel of the room
"more to a tile floor than the tile itself; how you lay out your tile can change the look... selected new tile for your home projects, think about how you would like it laid out. Here... Most tile showrooms have displays of floor patterns and the sales staff can recommend... multicolored tile which has the entry tile color in it, a darker tile with entry tile colored... bordered by a tile entry and tile kitchen/family room. I cannot match the existing tile..."
Kitchen Backsplashes That Work
"Tile backsplashes can make or break a kitchen space. Is this why the thought of... selecting a tile, look for one that works well with the main elements in your kitchen:... visit a tile showroom. Decide whether your backsplash will be a backdrop or focal... accent tiles.... Utilize your 2 x 4 marble tile and every third or fourth tile place... encaustic cement tiles in your kitchen. You can go old world or contemporary. We have..."
Top 10 Tips for Choosing Shower Tile
Slip resistance, curves and even the mineral content of your water all affect which tile is best for your shower
"which tile is best for your shower... shower tile, and often the shower's design will dictate the type of tile that can... smaller tile. That might seem like an easy task, but remember, you need a tile that... of the tile needs to be in contact with the thinset (tile concrete). Often, thinset... not all tiles — such as many mosaic tiles — can reach 95 percent coverage. Using... large-format tile is great for barrier-free design and aging in place. But is that tile..."