We at Villa Lagoon Tile are all aflutter about the current issue of HGTV Magazine. In this July/August 2018 edition, you will be sure to spot the hippest little mid-century pad that just so happens to rock our cement tile! Owners Dave and Brennen together with the online design company Laurel & Wolf reimagined their condo right into the 21st century.
Pick up or download a copy today so you can tour this amazing home!
Our favorite feature of this home (yes, totally biased!) is the 10ft long kitchen peninsula dressed in our Solid “Seaside Blue” Hexagonal Cement Tile. The natural tonal variation seen from tile to tile introduces an organic element to the space’s modern design by giving it movement and character. We absolutely love to see our tile on verticle surfaces like this! In fact, both homes in the “House Tours” section of the current HGTV Magazine feature cement tile on the wall. It’s a great way to up your design game by reinventing the boring backsplash or highlighting the sometimes overlooked design elements in your space. For your next project consider adding cement tile to a bar front, fireplace, alcoves, stair risers, or hello, who doesn’t love a good feature wall? Villa Lagoon Tile can make a thinner version of almost all of our tiles making the verticle application of cement tile even easier!
To help inspire your next project we’ve put together this collection of installations starring our cement tile on the backsplash and beyond!
Pick up the May 2018 issue of House Beautiful and escape to the Bahamas with Tom Scheerer’s enchanting interior design featuring our handcrafted cement tile.
Tom Scheerer’s designs are always inspired, and this Caribbean Colonial is no exception. For this project, Scheerer chose to create custom cement tile, “Katie”, in a light and airy colorway. Pick up your copy of House Beautiful before it’s off the stands to learn more about this beautiful home and how Tom finds his inspiration.
Scheerer has been using cement tile in his designs for years and we are always thrilled to work with him and his team. Check out more photos from various projects below and visit his website and follow him on Instagram to dive deeper into his style.
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.
Terrazzo Cement Tile is suitable for all commercial and residential floors and walls when the appropriate application procedures are followed.
3 Sizes of White Marble Chips 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.
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”!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Floorify for Fun! Toggle that “on/off floorify” button – you know you want to!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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)