Villa Lagoon Tile in Santa Monica at the Fairmont's Pool Bar
Kitchen Crashers featured our La Espanola tile on a July 2012 Episode.
Villa Lagoon Tile's "Havana Cantina" tile was featured again in a national magazine. The Better Homes and Gardens' "Kitchen and Bath Ideas" April 2012 issue features our tile in a selection of coordinated kitchen components.
Elle Decor, once again, has published a wonderful interior with cement tile floors. This time it is bedrooms in a feature called "Looking to the Past". The home is in Beirut owned by artist Nabil Nahas. The photos of two bedrooms show cement tile like our " Cubes" in grey, black and white. Elle Decor ways the tile was originally made in Marseille, France. These photos are from the April 2011 issue.
We expect that cement tile will become quite popular in the States as more and more people discover its wonderful attributes. Recent articles in Tile Dealer Magazine and Elle Decor point out the rise in cement tile use in Englishspeaking communities.
Elle Decor Magazine (Jan/Feb 2010) showed a Southampton, New York home designed by Steven Gambrel that has a wonderful French cement tile floor in the kitchen and eating area. The article says " ...a graphic effect that Gambrel repeats in the kitchen where the floor features grey, white and black concrete squares with an Op-Art look..."
We have this same pattern (Cubes) and can make it for you in any of our 80 colors.
Thank you Lucie Sadakova for your blog post about our Patchwork Tile on BBC1 !
We are so pleased that the WIENER Austrian Men’s Journal has chosen our "Havana" tile to feature in its Men's Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine: Wiener spring issue.
UK magazine "World of Interiors" asked us to supply a tile similar to the tile scattered around in architect Roberto Peregalli's home in Tangiers.
The new Anthropologie Store in Chelsea Market features a lot of cement tile and it is postioned in unusual ways. Note that it is even installed on the ceiling ! Click photo for more info and photos. Anthropologie is an eclectic and innovative lifestyle retailer with over 65 stores in the United States. A subsidiary of Philadelphia-based specialty retailer, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie features women's apparel, accessories and home décor inspired from European and Asian cultures attracting a customer base of women 30 to 45 years old.
Urban Outfitters shoots 2010 catalog with antique cement tile floor backdrops... See them here.
Our Surf "Agua" featured in the Home Portfolio August 2009 Newsletter "Objects of Desire". Click photo to see the Newsletter.
Nice mention in the Apartment Therapy LA Blog: They are crazy about our tiles !
Tile Dealer Magazine
The March 2008 issue of Tile Dealer Magazine contained a cover story about cement tiles.
Tile Dealer gives some of the history of manufacturing, applications and current trends.
Elle Decor Magazine
The April 2008 issue of Elle Decor was just full of cement tile floors.
One article was about modern cement tiles in Northern African home. A second article was about an historic home in Phuket in southern Thailand that has been owned by the same family for more than 100 years. This home, called Chinpracha House, has both Portuguese and Chinese influences and cement floors throughout made from tiles that were brought from Penang.
Look how good these cement tile floors look after 100 years.