Cement Tile: Not Just for the Floor Anymore!

HGTV Magazine Cober july/August 2018We 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! HGTV Magazine House Tours article image from page 106 featuring our teal hexagonal cement tile on the from of the kitchen bar.


To help inspire your next project we’ve put together this collection of installations starring our cement tile on the backsplash and beyond!


Open kitchen with Lancelot blue cement tile backsplash and feature wall
Our exclusive “Lancelot Blue” cement tile takes center stage in this open kitchen design by Super Seven Group and masterfully installed by Jennings Da Silva. Stouffville, Ontario
Tangier Primero cement tile on the courtyard entry wall, set in an arch, and home exterior wall at the main door.
Stunning double arch entryway featuring our “Tangier Primero“. Project by Lori Dennis Interior Design and SoCal Contractor.
Coffee house with bold black and white stripes created by Villa Lagoon Tiles Man Overboard cement tile.
Our “Man Overboard Black & White” creates bold stripes at Alfred Coffee’s Brentwood location, designed by Josh Zad.
Colorful patchwork cement tile on the front of a Mexican restaurants hostess stand.
Fun use of our “Colorful Patchwork” cement tile on this hostess stand at BelAir Cantina in Brookfield, WI.
Front of bar tiled with our concentric hex cement tile.
Butcher and Bee in Nashville features a custom colorway of “Concentric Hex” that wraps the bar. Design by Powell Architects.
Small kitchen with colorful patchwork and solid cement tiles covering the wall.
Cheerful kitchen wall using our “Colorful Patchwork” and a coordinating Solid Cement Tile, Design by Design Build Brooklyn.
This kitchen features two tile patterns with the same color palette, “Casablanca Primero” and “Tangier Primero“, on different walls. Design by Vidal Design Collaborative, Photo by Marcia Prentice.
Teal kitchen with our Crow's Feet gray hexagonal shaped tile set on the walls.
This kitchen uses our exclusive “Crow’s Feet Gray” to put a fun graphic twist on the traditional backsplash. Design by Inspired Spaces, Santa Rosa, CA.
Hotel headboards created using our blue and white Props cement tile.
Our exclusive “Props” pattern from the Stu Neyland Series was used to create the headboards for Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel.
Restaurant bar front covered with our black and white Ikat style cement tile.
Our exclusive “Ikat” Series of cement tile elevates this bar to black tie status at the San Diego location of Puesto Kitchen.
Blue hexagonal cement tile on the front of a restaurant counter.
Our exclusive “Crows Feet Blue” really catches the eye in this bright restaurant! Miller’s All Day, Charleston, SC. Design by Whitney Rietz Designs.
Wall featuring our Props cement tile in gray, blue, and white.
Our exclusive “Props” pattern from the Stu Neyland Series used on the wall and floors of the Nando’s Peri-Peri in Baltimore, MD.
Decorative beer tap wall covered in our black and white Ikat Series cement tile.
The Railway Stage and Beer Cafe in Vancouver boasts a huge tap wall covered in our” Ikat Series” cement tile. By Cutler Design and the Donnelly Group.
Stair risers set with our Moroccan style pattern Havana Cantina.
You can find our “Havana Cantina” in several locations throughout The Railway Stage and Beer Cafe in Vancouver, but the entry stairs will make an instant impression. By Cutler Design and the Donnelly Group.
Pool Fountain wall using our "Tulips B Ice" cement Tile
Pool fountain wall using our “Tulips B Ice” Cement Tile.
A vertical strip of wall in the dining area that features a mixture of our cement tile.
This creative feature wall was created by using a custom mix of our In-Stock cement tile. Design by Nicole Chavez Design.
Black and white cement tile feature wall in bathroom.
One of our clients used “Charge Black & White” to create this feature wall.
Counter front covered in our blue and white Breeze cement tile with bright Orange chairs in front.
Our “Breeze Blue & White” on the front of this counter at Soapstone Market, Washington DC. Design by Inscape Studios.
Large alcove in progress using our Canterbury Three cement tile.
Large alcove in progress using our “Canterbury Three” cement tile.
Kitchen backslash with our Kasbah cement tile, a white and gray repeating ogee shape.
Kitchen backsplash featuring our “Kasbah Excalibur“.
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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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Going Ga-Ga for Google

google logo with tile background

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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Florentine Shaped Cement Tile

The romance of Italy is captured in our new shaped tile.
The color options are unlimited and cement tile has never looked better !

Villa Lagoon Tile’s “Florentine” shaped tile comes in two parts. The larger piece is about 11 inches at the widest point and the smaller piece is 8 inches across. This tile can come in any thickness. The usual for interiors is 16mm (5/8″) but when thinner or thicker is needed, we can do it.

Florentine shaped cement tile dimensions from Villa Lagoon Tile

 

Our Florentine shaped tile has a slight Fleur-de-Lis relief pattern on each tile which improves traction.

We are stocking it in Black and Featherstone Gray but imagine the possibilities of color combinations.

Colorful Florentine Shaped cement tile from Villa Lagoon Tile

 

A few of the several colors available for Florentine shaped cement tile, from Villa Lagoon Tile

 

Our Stock Tile is ready to ship. We started with a Black & Gray combination because it fits so many needs. This would be a stunning wine cellar floor or the foyer in a Hollywood Hills Spanish revival home.

Photo-scans of Florentine shaped cement tiles, in Black and Featherstone, from Villa Lagoon Tile

 

 

Florentine shaped cement tile, from Villa Lagoon Tile

 

Just imagine a courtyard or restaurant paved in this stunning tile.

Florentine shaped cement tile, from Villa Lagoon Tile

 

Call today to tell us what creative color combinations you want to order as samples using
our South Beach cement tile colors. 

 

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Cement Tile is a Recipe for the Ultimate Kitchen

 

Cover of "Country Living" Magazine, May 2014.
May 2014

Villa Lagoon Tile made the cover of the Hearst publication, “Country Living Magazine”. The feature article, “A Recipe for the Ultimate Kitchen” covered a beautiful kitchen remodel with cement tile in Rockland County, New York.

Homeowner Aliyyah Baylor knows her kitchens.  She and her family own a successful Harlem bakery business. Make My Cake has been featured in the New York Times as one of the best places to get Red Velvet Cake, and they won on the Food Network show “Throwdown With Bobby Flay” with their German Chocolate Cake.

 

"This floor is the highlight of my day," she says. (From a photo of Country Living Magazine, May 2014).

Baylor was a joy to work with. She selected the cement tile floors first, and let them dictate the rest of the decor. She also used one of our favorite designers, Rebekah Zaveloff. You may recall Zaveloff of Chicago-based KitchenLabs from a previous post. Her design used our cement tile in an episode of Kitchen Crashers on the DIY Network.

This floor features a historic Cuban cement tile pattern we once marketed as “CH-120-2B” of the Cuban Heritage Collection. A tile so pretty deserves a name, so we call it “Carmen”, available from our South Beach Collection.  Customize with your choice of colors in our Tile Design Tool.

Composite of the Country Living cover and article.

The full article can be found in the May 2014 edition of Country Living, or read their web version here: Aliyyah Baylor Kitchen Decorating.

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Villa Lagoon Tile Awarded “Best of 2014”

Best of Houzz 2014, Customer SatisfactionVilla Lagoon Tile has been awarded “Best of 2014” by Houzz for Customer Satisfaction. Houzz is a large social website focused on residential architecture and interior design, with more than 16 million monthly visitors. “Best of Houzz” is awarded based on the quality and quantity of positive client reviews.

I love this tile!” says designer Taylor Borsari, owner of Taylor Borsari, Inc.,  “They have been a “go-to” for me for years!

In another 5-star review, Los Angeles designer Megan Taylor writes, “Hub of the House LOVES Villa Lagoon Tile! Not only are we obsessed with their huge array of fully custom cement tiles, their perfect customer service gives us every confidence in the world.

To read more of our 5-star reviews on Houzz, or to write about your own experiences, visit our profile here. You can also download the PDF press release here.

Update January 1, 2017:

We continue to gain accolades from the users of Houzz year after year.

Best of Houzz service award badges for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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“Best of 2013” Design Award, a Cement Tile Win.

Interior Design magazine has chosen the “Best of the Year” for 2013, and we’d like to congratulate our client, Meyer Davis Studio for winning “Best of the Year 2013: Fine Dining“. Their project “Harlow” remodeled a historic space once the private entertainment venue of William Randolph Hurst. Perhaps as much a restoration as a renovation, the Harlow project brought the best of the 1930’s grandeur forward to the modern day.

The award-winning design features some of Villa Lagoon Tile’s most popular designs in several places.  “Salamanca” and “Cubes” can be found in the elegant restrooms, as well as a larger version of Cubes in a conservatory dining annex, that gained a mention in Interior Design’s original project article, “Blond Ambition“.  This installation in particular shows cement tile’s versatility, using solid and two-color tile to provide a larger scale of Cubes design.

Salamanca cement tile in Ladies room of Harlow, NYC.
Salamanca Cement Tile Installation
Cubes cement tile in Men's room of Harlow, NYC.
Cubes Cement Tile Installation
Large-Scale Cubes in Dining Area
Large-Scale Cubes in Dining Area

Large-Scale Cubes cement tile in Harlow, NYC.

 

While our ever-popular “Cubes” cement tile was used in the stately-men’s room, a different feel was desired for this dining area.  A larger patterned is achieved by the creative arrangement of the simplest tiles in our toolkit: solids, and the two-color diagonal. This layout also shows how easily a designer could use cement tile to create grand, custom chevron patterns.

 

A 9x6 layout of cement tile, resembling an enlarged Cubes pattern tile.
Large-Scale cubes using Monterey Collection “Diagonal” and single-color tiles.

 

The writers of Interior Design are not the only ones taking a notice to the renewed luster of this Midtown Manhattan jewel…  Harlow is quickly being recognized as a great experience, and has already been the venue for parties hosted by Madonna, Woody Allen, and others in the New York social scene.


Update April 27, 2016: Unfortunately Harlow has closed. Their original site can still be found in the Internet Archive.

The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long. –Laozi

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A New Revolution in Cement Tile

Roto Tile™ circle and connector tile.

Villa Lagoon Tile is proud to present a new revolution in cement tile.  Roto Tile™ provides a whole new landscape for expression with circular tile.  These 8″ circles are spaced by special connector tiles, and the whole layout simultaneously invokes circles, hexagons, and triangles of varying sizes.

At Villa Lagoon Tile, we believe in giving designers and architects as much choice and freedom as possible. This has been one of the many strengths of cement tile. Our new Roto Tile™ pushes those boundaries just a little bit more.

Sample Layouts

Roto Tile™ are laid with a ratio of one circle tile to two connector tiles. We have created an entire page dedicated to describing the dimensions of these circular tile here: Roto Tile™ Dimensions. You can see more of these example layouts here: Roto Tile™ Example Layouts.

Roto Tile™, all single color.Roto Tile™ example layout.Roto Tile™, alternating rows.Roto Tile™, Random Aqua colors.

These are just a few examples to get you started. With more than 60 colors in our Monterey Palette, the possibilities with single-color tiles are endless.

Custom Colorway Molds

As with other cement tiles, these custom shapes can take colorway molds as well! Colorway molds segment a tile, allowing tile-makers to pour a different color in each segment of the design. We’ve created the mock-up pattern “Ripples” to show the beginning of what can be achieved using a colorway mold in just the connector tile.

Roto Tile "Ripples" pattern.

Roto Tile,

 

We are happy to add Roto Tile™ to your design arsenal, and look forward to helping you achieve your vision.

We now have sample Roto Tile™ available, as well as Monterey Palette color-chips.  If you think our cement tile is right for your designs, call us at 1-251-968-3375 or email info@villalagoontile.com to discuss your project.

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