Cement tiles are making a huge comeback. These traditional tiles have long adorned palaces and fine homes of distant lands. Now, however, they are becoming increasingly popular in restaurants, businesses, and in homes. New designs, colours, and uses are encouraging people to make use of encaustic tiles in more places.
Encaustic tiles are famed for their strong colours and intricate designs. Many tiles are copies of original designs with hundreds of years of history. Now, however, as their popularity increases, artists and graphic designers are creating new and exciting designs to please the ever-increasing demand. Many still have geometric forms but with a new level of complexity.
The pallet range in cement tile colours has also increased. This gives people more colour choices to combine with fixtures and furnishings. Warm neutral colours perfectly complement the strong shades that encaustic tiles are famous for and increase the places that people can use them.
Encaustic tiles are not just for floors any more. They are being widely used on walls and as decoration. Using patterned tiles on a feature wall is a great way to make a statement and cause an impact. They are also ideal for kitchen decorations and to make an impressive and practical backsplash. The non-slip quality of some cement tiles makes them ideal for use in bathrooms and many people are now opting to use them on the entire bathroom floor for increased safety. A growing trend is to use cement tiles to create a continuous tile flooring which extends from inside to out. This is uniting the home with outside areas in a cheerful and practical way.
Many businesses are now using these traditional Moroccan tiles to get their location noticed. The intense colours and bold designs grab peoples attention and bring a smile to their faces. Additionally, the cement tiles don’t only look good for a while. They are extremely hard-wearing as the colours are part of the tile itself, not just painted on top. These encaustic tiles can stand up to heavy traffic and in fact just keep getting better-looking with age. More and more businesses are installing encaustic tiles for their beauty, durability, and practicality.
Due to the non-slip quality of some cement tiles, more and more are now being seen in outside applications. They make a stunning surround to a swimming pool, or use them on the patio, for garden paths or in the gazebo.