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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Going Ga-Ga for Google

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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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Mossy Fan Vine & Tea–Perfect Match

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)

 

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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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AD Features Creme Design’s L’Amico NYC

Villa Lagoon Tile’s angular patterns “Tugboat” & “Man Overboard” (Named after the Nautical flags they represent)  create a lively floor in the new L’Amico NYC, a new restaurant from well known chef Laurent Tourondel in the Eventi Hotel. He is serving an Italian-influenced menu in a chic semi-rustic setting. We spotted a photo and a tantalizing description of the good eats in Architectural Digest. 

Architectural Digest November Issue
CRÈME Design of Brooklyn used a random setting of four Villa Lagoon Tiles.
Tugboat encaustic cement tile Man Overboard cement tile from Villa Lagoon Man Overboard diagonal cement tileTug Boat encaustic cement tile

 

 

The AD description, above, makes the food sound divine and we love how the many windows flood the room with light.
Lameco Restaurant in NYC in the Eventi HotelLAmico-restaurant-open-kitchenLet Villa Lagoon Tile make custom encaustic cement tile for your next project.

Update, April 11, 2016:

Along with and following the segment of the November 2015 print edition, Architectural Digest published several online articles revolving around l’Amico and CREME. Here are some additional links:

Architectural Digest: Chef Laurent Tourondel Opens A Rustic Italian Restaurant in New York City

Architectural Digest: The 14 Best New Restaurants in NYC 2015 (December 10, 2016)

Architectural Digest: 4 Brooklyn Restaurant Designers to Know (March 3, 2016)

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Can Cement Tile Give You Wings?

A logo of a stylized iguana with wings, representing the Flying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar of Neptune Beach, FLThere’s a new restaurant in the Jacksonville, Florida area receiving a lot of attention. Flying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar of Neptune Beach has opened to rave reviews. Chef Joshua Agan and his staff serve a fun and inspired menu that is Latin American fusion with hints of the local Southeast.  Along with traditional Latin American flavors, you can also find items like the “Dirty South” taco, with fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese, or the “Southern Comfort” taco with fried chicken, slaw, and pickled okra.

 

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The designers of the Flying Iguana developed a stunning, eye-catching facade using our exclusive Tradewinds pattern, from the Caribbean Collection.  Together with the interesting wood trellis holding the signage, this is a restaurant that cannot be missed. Decorative cement tile for external walls have long been popular south of the border, but we’ve seen more and more installations in the United States recently. This may be in large part due to the advances in sealant technology, which can preserve the vibrant patterns from the elements.

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In the dining room, the designers chose to use a large area of patchwork cement tile on the floor, and as a backdrop for the bandstand. They used a combination of our pre-selected patchwork tile at the time, and supplemented with other in-stock patterns to custom-tailor the blend of colors they were seeking. Not only is decorative cement tile a strong enough visual draw to use as an accent wall, it is durable enough for busy restaurant floors. Modern sealants help preserve the the appearance over time, and provide better anti-slip characteristics than original wax techniques.

Miss Jacksonville USA 2015, Sarah Rogers, in a photo-shoot against a wall of patchwork tile from Villa Lagoon Tile.
Miss Jacksonville USA 2015, Sarah Rogers

Our tile is featured in the April 2014 issue of The Void, a monthly magazine exploring the lifestyle of coastal North Florida. The Flying Iguana was the location for a photo-shoot with Miss Jacksonville USA 2015, Sarah Rogers, a hopeful for Miss Florida USA. We noticed they couldn’t help but choose some of the vertical Villa Lagoon Tile installations as backdrops.

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Our decorative cement tiles can also be seen in large installations in the restrooms. The designers chose our in-stock Torino cement tile for the ladies’ room, and in-stock Bocassio Gold cement tile for the men’s room. Note that the Bocassio Gold image is a construction photo, taken before the application of grout and final sealant.

If you find yourself near Jacksonville, Florida, everyone is saying that the Flying Iguana is a worthwhile stop, both for the amazing food, and the inviting atmosphere.

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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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