Lundy Wilder and Dave Perry share a passion for cement tile. Based on the US Gulf Coast, they serve clients world-wide. Villa Lagoon Tile has tile makers in several countries which provide tile for residential and hospitality projects everywhere.
Our client list includes notable architects and designers in many countries. Villa Lagoon Tile would love to talk to you about your project. Both in-stock and custom tile is available.
When you call us you will speak to Lundy Wilder, Dave Perry, Dottie Bown, Stephen Pridgen, or John Adams. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Left to Right: Lundy Wilder, Dottie Brown, John Adams, Dave Perry, Stephen Pridgen
Dottie Brown is our bookkeeper and in-stock specialist. John Adams, a computer-science graduate manages our website and office technology. Stephen Pridgen, a trained engineer, manages our warehouse and studies processes and efficiency. You may be interested in his invention, the "AntsOut" ant-proof dog bowls.
Villa Lagoon Tile was initially established when Lundy sought out a fabricator for her own tile designs for her Gulf Coast home.
During the construction of a DAC-ART Building System hurricane proof home in Gulf Shores, AL , owner, Lundy Wilder realized that the only flooring choice that really made sense for an Italian classic home in this storm-prone area was the tile that she had seen in her travels often called encaustic cement tile. After much research, she determined that the tile was still wildly popular in many parts of the world, but virtually unknown in the States.
Another observation was that while there were exotic, colorful and even hypnotic patterns available from the far corners of the world, few of the designs would appeal to North Americans who have grown accustomed to living with mono-chromatic floors. Additionally, there were no patterns available that reflected coastal lifestyles and color schemes.
So "what's a girl to do ?" ... go into the tile business in order to get the tile she needs for a Gulf Coast home.
Lundy has designed multi-colored tile patterns that achieve many things. They harmonize beautifully with both the popular and classic colors loved by coastal dwellers and the historic mosaic tiles are extremely versatile in how they can be used.
Traditional floors made of encaustic cement tiles are laid out like a carpet or rug and often have a coordinating border just as a Persian rug might. Lundy has created tiles that can be mixed and matched with various borders or used wall-to-wall with no border. Some of the tiles have interlocking patterns that can be laid in both a tessellating 90 degree turn pattern, or laid side-by-side with no rotation for an entirely different look. Villa Lagoon Tile now offers both traditional interlocking mosaic-like designs and bold contemporary all-over patterns. Villa Lagoon Tiles can be delivered to your project, home or business. Once you decide on your design and colors, your order will be made and shipped in about 8-14 weeks, depending on the collection. Should another storm hit the Gulf Coast, Lundy feels sure that her beautiful floors will remain intact, just as her DAC-ART guest house has through two of the biggest natural disasters to ever hit the Gulf Coast.
A cement tile floor just makes you feel like dancing !
These are photos from a wedding on traditional "Cuban Tile" in South Florida.