Quick Look: Terrazzo Cement Tile

new style on the block: terrazzo cement tile

We have a total design game changer at Villa Lagoon Tile! Now you can add the depth and visual texture of terrazzo to all or part of your favorite cement tile patterns.4 examples of terrazzo cement tile

Terrazzo Cement Tile is suitable for all commercial and residential floors and walls when the appropriate application procedures are followed.4 examples of terrazzo cement tile


3 Sizes of White Marble Chips Availablephotos showing the different size terrazzo chips available

Villa Laggon Tile's Cubes A with mother of pearl terrazzo
Mother of Pearl Terrazzo Chips Also Available

You can make a major design impact with VLT’s Terrazzo Cement Tile! Solid terrazzo cement tiles can be made as large as 15×15 inches and the patterned terrazzo cement tiles are available in 8×8 and 12×12 inch formats.4 examples of terrazzo cement tile


For more information about our terrazzo options,  sample requests or placing an order Email us at info@villalagoontile.com or call us at 251.968.3375color swatches of cement tile terrazzo

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Cement Tile Roundup: Restaurant Design

Feast Your Eyes on This!

This post is exactly what you expected, a lovely flight of photos featuring Villa Lagoon Cement Tile in a handful of restaurants.

Bon Appétit!

Photo of our Large Cubes tile at Marcus restaurant at MGM National Harbor
“Large Cubes” Cement Tile at Marcus, MGM National Harbor, MD
Solid Troika Cement Tile at Nando’s Oakville, Ontario Location
Custom "Piedmont" Cement Tile at The Watermark Community Cafe
Custom “Piedmont” Cement Tile at The Watermark Community Cafe
"Mixed Gray Hex" on the floor at Terra in Danbury, CT
“Mixed Gray Hex” Cement Tile at Terra in Danbury, CT
"Ikat A, B, C, D" on the Tap Wall at Railway Stage and Beer Cafe in Vancouver
“Ikat’s A, B, C, D” on the Tap Wall at Railway Stage and Beer Cafe in Vancouver
"Man Overboard" and "Tugboat" Cement Tile at Nando's in Danforth, Toronto
“Man Overboard B&W” and “Tugboat Featherstone & White” at Nando’s in Danforth, Toronto
“Havana Cantina” and Matching Solid Cement Tile Border at their League City, TX Location
“Chevron Grille” Cement Tile at Marcus, MGM National Harbor, MD
"Caprice Sebring" Cement Tile at Jimmy Changas Pearland, TX Location
“Caprice Sebring” Cement Tile at Jimmy Changas Pearland, TX Location
"Crow's Feet" and Solid Gray Hexagonal Cement Tiles at Nando's Ballston Location in Arlington, VA
“Crow’s Feet” and Solid Gray Hexagonal Cement Tiles at Nando’s Ballston Location in Arlington, VA
“Havana Cantina” Cement Tile on the Stair Fronts at Railway Stage and Beer Cafe in Vancouver
Custom "Tulips" with Solid Cement Tile Border at Jimmy Changas in Katy, TX
Custom “Tulips” with Solid Cement Tile Border at Jimmy Changas in Katy, TX
"Circulos B&W" Cement Tile on the Bar Front of Bibi's Burger Bar in Santa Rosa, CA
“Circulos B&W” Cement Tile on the Bar Front of Bibi’s Burger Bar in Santa Rosa, CA
A Mix of "Concentric Hex" Cement Tile Colorways at Colada's, DC Location
A Mix of “Concentric Hex” Cement Tile Colorways at Colada’s DC Location
"Lisbon" Cement Tile at Cafe Hollander in Mequon, WI
“Lisbon” Cement Tile at Cafe Hollander in Mequon, WI
"Diagonal Four" Cement Tile at Il Tavolino, Chicago, IL
“Diagonal Four” Cement Tile at Il Tavolino, Chicago, IL
Custom "Concentric Hex" on the Bar Fronts of Butcher and Bee in Nashville, TN
Custom “Concentric Hex” on the Bar Fronts of Butcher and Bee in Nashville, TN
"Ikat A" Cement Tile on the Bar Back of BalAir Cantina's Oak Creek, WI Location
“Ikat A” Cement Tile on the Bar Back of BalAir Cantina’s Oak Creek, WI Location
"Mossy Fan Vine" Cement Tile at Alfred Coffee, Studio City, CA
“Mossy Fan Vine” Cement Tile at Alfred Coffee, Studio City, CA
Custom "Charge" and Matching Solid Cement Tile at Union Square Cafe, New York, NY
Custom “Charge” and Matching Solid Cement Tile at Union Square Cafe, New York, NY
Custom "Havana Cantina" with a Matching Solid Border at Jimmy Changas in Katy, TX
Custom “Havana Cantina” with a Matching Solid Border at Jimmy Changas in Katy, TX

 

Instagram Post Images at the Top of the Page from @marcusnationalharbor, @tacolicioussf, & @eatpuesto

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Going Ga-Ga for Google

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We are just blown over by all the love that Google has been showing us lately!

(YES, THAT GOOGLE!)

We’re so proud to be featured for our state of Alabama in Google’s Economic Impact Report. The purpose of the EI Report is to highlight Google’s local economic impact across America and they chose Villa Lagoon Tile as an example of a small business that has utilized the web to build and grow. They sent out an awesome photographer, Rick Olivier, to get some shots for the report and are even flying two VLT team members out to Cali for a visit to the Googleplex, to learn, network, and explore with the other successful businesses representing their states.

Google photoshoot fun!

Google also featured VLT in their Instagram series: “Small Biz Stories”!


         Check out Villa Lagoon Tile’s featured story from the  Google Economic Impact Report

screenshot of our story from the EIR

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Design Just Got Real with Villa Lagoon Tile’s New Design Tool!

All new cement tile design tool. Add this to your creative workflow!



THE WAIT IS OVER! Our new cement tile design tool is now up and running! You can get lost for hours (and hours and hours) with the endless possible colorways!

Screenshot of our tile design tool's welcome page.


100s of Cement Tile Patterns Available! Step One is to pick the patterns you want to play with, don’t forget to consider a border pattern for a truly show-stopping design! Feel free to let us know if you don’t see the pattern you’re looking for.

Screenshot of our design tool's pattern page.


SO Many Colors! Step two is to get your color on! Our South Beach Palette has 80+ colors for you to design with so you’re sure to find the perfect combo.

Screenshot of our design tool's color selection/placement page.


Lay It Out! Step three is where the magic happens. Now you can see how your tile looks grouped together! Add a patterned border or a solid color tile to really enhance your cement tile design game.

Screenshot of our tile design's layout page featuring patterned and solid cement tile.


Floorify for Fun! Toggle that “on/off floorify” button – you know you want to!

Screenshot of our design tool's layout page with the "Floorify" option on.


Save Save Save! Step four is a real life saver! With a click of the “Download/Print” button, you can have the perfect tear sheet for your client or vision board!

Example of the tear sheet document generated by out tile tool.


Voila! Step five for the finish! When you’re ready for a quote or to place your order just email us the tile tool generated tear sheet along with your contact info, your project’s location and the quantity need for each tile and we can get started with turning your creativity into reality.

info@villalagoontile.com

Photo of our "Caprice Summer" cement tile.

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What Colors are Possible in Cement Tile ?

In historic cement tile floors one sees many variations of colors formed using iron oxide and a few other simple natural earth pigments. These old tile floors have a rich but often deep color range. Now with earth-wide connectivity and speedy transportation of goods from country to country, we are able to find pigments to create just about any cement tile color needed by a designer or architect.
We are in love with these gorgeous new shades that we have added to our cement tile standard palette.

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vivid colors for cement tiles

These super saturated cement tile colors would have been impossible just a few years back. Disney wanted some vivid colors for a special project in Hong Kong. We got busy and came up with just what their designers needed for a bright, fun floor in a Disney hotel restaurant. It is still under construction, but we know we will have finished project photos in a few months. The floor will amaze you.

Shown here: Sunshine SB-9000, Cherry Red SB-9001, Violeta SB-9002

If your project calls for new or unusual colors, just ask, there is a really good chance we can achieve your desired hues just as we did for this special Disney job.

Villa Lagoon Tile’s current complete standard colors are shown below. Click the image to see it gigantic in a new window.
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Using Cement Tiles Outdoors: The Importance of Using a Top-Coat Sealant with UV Filters

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Introduction
The presence of cement tiles as floor and wall covering indoors is established and continues to grow as architects and designers find new uses that enhance their projects. To a lesser extent, the uses of these versatile, colorful tiles outdoors are slowly being discovered. Their use on building facades and walls creates a work of art that compliments the building architecture and design. Cement tiles are prominently used outdoors in a few hotels such as the SLS Miami and SLS Las Vegas as pool decking. The stunning addition of patterned tiles in those areas creates a bright colorful background to the pool designs as bathers and sun worshippers relax sipping Pina Coladas.

An important factor to consider when using cement tiles is the use of the appropriate sealant for indoor or outdoor installations. We have conducted tests that provide clear evidence that the use of a top coat with UV filters is vital to maintaining the vibrant colors in cement tiles. Without the UV filters, the colors can noticeably fade in as little as four to five months.

Testing Method

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Dry Treat Stain-Proof Impregnating Sealant
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VLT Grout Release & Top-Coat Sealant

A colorful cement tile was selected and prepared by marking off spaces where two sealant treatments would be applied. A Control section on the tile with no sealant was allotted. The test articles were:

  • Dry-Treat – Stain-Proof, a premium Impregnating/Penetrating sealant.
  • Villa Lagoon Grout Release and Top-Coat Sealant, a co-polymer top-coat sealant containing UV Filters.

The products were applied as directed by the manufacturer. Two coats of the VLT Grout Release/Top-Coat were applied and allowed to dry for 24 hours. The Dry-Treat/Stain Proof was applied in succession 3 times and allowed to dry for 24 hours.

On May 9, 2016, the tile were placed outdoors in an open space, no shade or covering. The tile was exposed to all weather elements present in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The weather there is typically hot, humid, lots of sun and lots of rain. Temperatures ranged from 70 F to 95 F with heat indices of >105 F. The tile was not maintained or cared for in any manner. The tile was often in direct all-day sunshine from May 9, 2016, thru September 21, 2016. Periodic rain and thunderstorms occurred, no hail or other weather events were present.

Results

  • Initially, on the test tile just after application of the Dry-Treat a slight change color (enhancement) was noticed but faded over the course of the 24 hour drying period.
  • The VLT Grout Release/Top-Coat Sealant showed a marked color enhancement that continued through the entire test period.
  • The test tile was brought inside on Sep 21, 2016, after 19 weeks+ 2 days exposure.
  • The tile was allowed to cool to room temperature prior to observations being recorded.
  • The test (Treated) tile was compared to an identical tile (Control) that had been stored in a sealed box in a warehouse. It had never been exposed to sunlight.
  • The Treated tile showed obvious effects of weather. On the Treated tile, the Control section where no sealant was applied showed fading in all the colors except for the white portions of the tile.
  • The VLT Grout Release/Top-Coat treated section of the tile showed no fading and the color remained vibrant and rich.
  • The Dry Treat/Stain Proof/Impregnating sealant showed comparable fading as in the Control (no Sealant section).

Discussion

  • The results of this simple test demonstrate that for outdoor use of cement tile, the VLT Grout Release/Top Coat co-polymer sealant with UV filters prevents fading and we consider it to be a superior treatment than the Dry Treat/Stain-Proof product for outside use.
  • The use of the VLT Grout Release/Top Coat co-polymer sealant provides an appealing color enhancement effect on cement tiles.

The UV filters prevented the colors from fading when exposed to bright sunshine for a long period of time. Though not tested in this experiment, we believe the VLT Grout Release/Top-Coat co-polymer sealant will prevent staining from bird droppings and other organic stains from leaves and natural debris.

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Mossy Fan Vine & Tea–Perfect Match

Alfred, the well known brand of LA coffee shops has opened a new tea shop in Melrose Place with the most relaxing decor. Read about it in Hollywood Reporter. 
Owner/ designer Joshua Zad came back to us once more for the perfect tile for his vision for Alfred Tea Room.

Designer Melissa Adams at Villa Lagoon Tile came up with this soothing, fun fantasy vine exclusively for Villa Lagoon Tile and it is a lovely compliment to the pink decor in the new Alfred Tea Room.

Stop in for a refreshing sip and let them know that you noticed the tile :o)

 

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Cement Tile at The Hotel Van Zandt

Interior Design, March 2016
Interior Design, March 2016

The buzz about Austin’s new Hotel Van Zandt is really hitting the airways. Mark Zeff’s music driven design is a true chart-topper and keeping in harmony with Zeff’s vision you will absolutely find Villa Lagoon Tile. As explored in the most recent issue of Interior Design, cement tile is among The Van Zandt’s hits.


Our Exclusive Ikat Patterns Take Stage

VLT Exclusive Ikat Cement Tile
VLT Exclusive Ikat Cement Tile
Ikat Cement Tile, March 2016 Interior Design, Van Zandt Hotel, Austin, TX
Ikat Cement Tile, March 2016 Interior Design, Van Zandt Hotel, Austin, TX
Ikat Cement Tile, March 2016 Interior Design, Van Zandt Hotel, Austin, TX
Ikat Cement Tile, March 2016 Interior Design, Van Zandt Hotel, Austin, TX

Also available at Villa Lagoon Tile are the traditional patterns we call Marrakesh B and Charlotte as seen below.

 

 March 2016 Interior Design, Van Zandt Hotel, Austin, TX
March 2016 Interior Design, Van Zandt Hotel, Austin, TX
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March 2016 Interior Design, Van Zandt Hotel, Austin, TX
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Cement Tile for Foodies

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Bon Appetit Cover March 2016

Where Great Taste Begins…

We spotted a few of our cement tiles while flipping through the March 2016 issue of Bon Appetit.

In fact, you’re likely to find our cement tile wherever you find amazing food or is it the other way around….you decide.

 

Spot it below: Lisbon (Third down on the left), Tangier (Third down center), Kismet (bottom center)

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As the song says, “everything old is new again”, and cement tile is no exception. As the cement tile craze ramps up in the West you can find this old world tile used in new school ways at many of your favorite eateries. Check out a few examples of the bite Villa Lagoon Tile has taken out of the food world.

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Talia Twilight Cement Tile — Belcampo Meat Co., Santa Monica, CA, Photo By NOTCOT
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Props, Neyland Design Cement Tile — Nando’s Peri-Peri Harbor East, Baltimore, MD
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Lancelot Blue Cement Tile — Coyo Taco, Miami, FL

 

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Ikat Cement Tile — Coyo Taco, Miami, FL
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Lisbon and Solid Cement Tile — Escalante’s (Town and Country), Houston, TX
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Havana Cantina Cement Tile — Iconic Cafe, New York, NY
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Nuevo Castillo Carrara Cement Tile — Intelligentsia Coffee (Logan Square), Chicago, IL
Tugboat and Man Overboard Cement Tile — L’Amico, New York, NY
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Charge Cement Tile — Nando’s Peri-Peri (West Loop) Chicago, IL
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Surf Cement Tile — Masseria, Washinton, DC
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