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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Feel the Breeze with Tom Scheerer in House Beautiful Magazine

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.

House Beautiful Magazine Cover and interior page from May 2018 featuring Tom ScheererTom 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.


You can find the featured “Katie”  pattern in our Cement Tile Design Tool and design your own!

“Katie” Cement Tile Pattern in Villa Lagoon Tile’s Cement Tile Design Tool

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.

Beautiful kitchen featuring Villa Lagoon Tile's cement tile on the walls
“Katie” Cement Tile, Tom Scheerer Design
blue and white cement tile on the walls
“Ambrose” Cement Tile, Tom Scheerer Design
Tan and white cement tile pattern, San Antonio, on kitchen walls in Tom Scheerer project
“San Antonio” Cement Tile, Tom Scheerer Design
“San Antonio” Cement Tile, Tom Scheerer Design

 

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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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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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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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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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Cement tile in France –Is Cement Tile Durable ?

We are frequently asked if cement tile are durable. In general terms we always say “yes”, and tell clients about the many installations over 100 years old and still in service.

Not so long ago Dave and I were passing through the PARIS CHARLES DE GAULLE airport and immediately upon disembarking the airplane, we were walking over colorful cement tiles in the concourse. Now, where in the world is there more foot traffic than a big international airport ? And these tiles look really good considering all the suitcases and strollers rolling over them daily.

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These energetic abstract patterns were a delight after a long airplane flight. We think the cement tile installation in Paris’ Charles DeGaulle Airport in Paris are a testament to the durability of well made cement tiles.

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Cement Tile Blows ’em out of the Water, Design by Philippe Starck

One of our most fun projects was making the many patterns of tile that Philippe Stark called for in his design for the SLS Vegas hotel pool area. The project consisted of 2 large ‘rug like’ areas of a patchwork of pattern with a solid color Black tile border around each. This was not our first Phillipe Stark project but it was the largest. We also made cement tile for YOO Panama.

The pool bar at the Las Vegas SLS Hotel is called FOXTAILS. 

SLS Foxtail pool area Las Vegas

Quite a bit of organization was required by us, our tile workshop and the installers. The contractor was Ferraro Marble of Las Vegas and they were great to work with.

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While many of the patterns were traditional designs for which we already had the molds, there were some that we had to make from scratch. The project required many pre-order samples going back and forth as most large commercial jobs do. Once they saw the quality of our tiles and that we were able to tackle this complicated order, everyone was ‘on board’ and the fun began.

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Our factory used color coded sticky tape on the tile boxes to assist Ferraro Marble in identifying which tile was in which box. Even with that help, we know it was a real challenge to follow the designer’s layout exactly.

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We also provided the black and white tile used in a chevron pattern on the DANCE FLOOR in the nightclub in the hotel. So many delightful patterns can be created with solid color tiles. We think this is an option seldom explored by many designers. The potential for plaids and large scale repeating or non-repeating patterns is limitless.

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In keeping with the B&W theme throughout the SLS Vegas, the Sundries shop has our black and white cement tile.

One thing is for sure, Villa Lagoon Tile’s Custom Patchwork at the SLS Vegas is the perfect setting for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models !!

SLS Vegas Patchwork Cement Tile

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