Rick Bayless, the celebrity chef and host of the Emmy-nominated show “Mexico: One Plate At A Time” on PBS, has developed the menu at Red O Restaurant (think red onion) at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, CA. This is Red O’s second location, the first being in Los Angeles. Another location in St. Monica will be opening soon. Red O restaurant features a dramatic interior paired with high-end Mexican food. Designer Martin Lawrence Bullard chose Villa Lagoon Tile’s “Castle” pattern cement tile for much of the floor. The tile was made in Mexico so it was a fitting combination. Rumor has it that the food is really special and we wished we lived closer!
People often ask us if our tile is suitable for commercial spaces. Cement tile is WONDERFUL in commercial spaces as it often brings “heart & soul” to an interior, and with proper sealants, the constant foot traffic should be no problem.
Our friend Adam Esparza at ALE Tile created this short video that outlines a few of the reasons why cement tile is such a great material to use in high-traffic hospitality spaces.
As you can see from Adam’s demonstration, cement tiles are made with a thick layer of pigment that is made to last! No printed-on color here.
Learn more about the benefits of cement tile for your projects at www.villalagoontile.com.