According to builder Todd Vendituoli, a builder in Vermont and the Bahamas the "Traditional Syle" cement tile is called Nassau Tile in the Bahamas. This was a new name for us to hear but we do currently have produced cement tile for numerous projects in the Caribbean. Todd wrote in his blog that "you see them in many homes and businesses here in Eleuthera".
One of our clients in the Bahamas, jewelry designer, Trish Becker, told us that someone once tried to steal her old cement tile on her front porch.
Trish is now having us make new tiles made for her shop "Jewel Box".
We are currently making cement tile for designer Tom Scheerer for his new home under construction (2013) in Schooner Bay, Bahamas. While he is using a regular pattern tile, Alamo, in one area but some bathrooms will be getting the old style "Splatter", Granito cement tile. Another bathroom will have the loose stripe tile refered to as Jaspeado. We really look forward to seeing photos of this project. Tom is featured in magazines so often.
You can also see the old "Traditional Style" cement tile in Key West, like this tile at the El Patio Motel.
On the popular TV show, International House Hunters, this kitchen tile in a Harbour Island home's kitchen is the old style Cuban tile with hand created swirls that resemble marble or natural stone.
Another Caribbean client, Sue Dewey, used our Coastal Collection cement tile the with beachy aquas and blues. Her patterns included "Italian Trellis Azul" and Trellis Shell border and corners. Her home is on St. Thomas Island. The "Italian Trellis" pattern has sea shells and sea weed.
A client's home called Dumore Cottage on Harbour Island, Bahamas has our deep blue and white "Circulos" cement tile which has a crisp nautical look.
Our favorite tile for the Bahamas so far was the pink and white cement tile that designer
Cecile Shephard chose for her friend Gabriel Kennedy's cottage on Harbor Island.
Whether you call it Nassau tile, cement tile or encaustic tile contact us for your Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, Western Caribbean, Turks and Caicos projects.