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 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.
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.
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.
Just imagine a courtyard or restaurant paved in this stunning tile.
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.
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.
Villa 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 millionmonthly 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.”
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project.
Villa Lagoon Tile has been featured on HomeCentrl, “Your place for everything home” which features the latest trends in construction, design, and decor. Lundy Wilder was interviewed by the author Todd Vendituoli, veteran builder, designer and blogger for his July 9th post.
Todd and Lundy covered the basics of encaustic cement tile manufacturing, and some of design and project considerations that go into purchasing custom tile flooring. Todd also mentions the durability and lasting beauty of the local “Nassau Tile”, the Bahamian term for cement tile. Cement tile has long been popular throughout the Caribbean, and the islands provide some of the better tour-grounds in the world for seekers of antique and modern cement tile installations. We show some of these installations on our Caribbean installations page.
A veteran stylist of New York runway and print models, Kelly Gorsuch took Washington, D.C. by storm with his Logan Circle salon, Immortal Beloved. In a few short years it has become a hub of the metro area’s chic and elite, with Immortal Beloved stylists even being tapped for First Family duty. Not only has Immortal Beloved become known for its styling, but for its unique decor. All of the furniture was designed and built by Kelly himself, along with his close friend and business partner Caleb Woodard (of Caleb Woodard Furniture).
Can Kelly catch lightning in a bottle again? It sure seems so. Washington is abuzz again over The Barber of Hell’s Bottom. Once again featuring Kelly’s unique vision, and master craftsmanship from Caleb Woodard Furniture, this new barber shop features raw, white-washed brick walls, and beautiful cement tile from Villa Lagoon Tile. Our Roseton tile in custom colors was used to add a hint of flourish to Kelly and Caleb’s remarkable work. This shop has a sophisticated, but raw masculinity, that is sure to make any patron comfortable, while his locks float down to our flooring.
Part of the buzz over Gorush’s new venture has to do with the name. While Shaw may have a median home price north of half-a-million dollars today, it was once “Hell’s Bottom”, one of the District’s most violent neighborhoods. That cool bit of trivia doesn’t stop everyone from noticing the tile, though… nor the barber’s chair from the New York area’s Vernon Hills Country Club, famed to have held several members of the Rat Pack, in its day (not at the same time, of course).
The Barber of Hell’s Bottom has been featured now in the style section of UrbanDaddy.com, given a favorable first look by UrbanTurf.com, and has even been named one of the six “things to do” for last weekend (April 5, 2013), by Men’s Journal ! Way to go Kelly ! We hope you the best success, and a long happiness with our tile.