Encaustic Cement Tiles

I’ve got a deep, deep obsession with encaustic cement tiles. The eco-friendly tiles, which date back to the 12th century, are individually formed in a hand forged metal frame and deposited with pigmented cement slurries. The frame is removed and additional layers of cement are added and sandwiched together to create the final product. It’s a beautiful process – one that’s been adapted and used in homes across Cuba, Europe, and Morocco for centuries. Aren’t they just perfect for bathrooms, kitchens or even an outdoor patio?! They age so beautifully, too. If you love color and patterns, cement tiles are a no brainer.

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(images via American Trade HotelSara Niedzwiecka, Dulcet Creative, Mi Casa, House Beautiful, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, House Nerd, Whiting Architects & Desire To Inspire)

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  1. Casey wrote:

    Just as obsessed myself! Love the pic of how it’s done… so cool!

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  2. Louise wrote:

    Stunning interior design

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  3. Madeleine wrote:

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  4. Dana wrote:

    Just redid my bathroom with them–definitely the centerpiece of the room!

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  5. Great spaces beautifully done!!!
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta
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  6. Alice wrote:

    Agreed; they really shake up a clean modern space too in a great way!

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  7. Ah such pretty spaces & floors! Major inspiration 🙂

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  8. Lauren wrote:

    i do love a tiled floor, the detail is beautiful
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  9. Mun wrote:

    Total awesomeness

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  10. Leonie wrote:

    Beautiful designs and that clip, oh my stars!

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  11. Ali wrote:

    They’re so beautiful and the process of creating them is fascinating to watch. But I’m curious about why you suggest that they’re eco-friendly? I know that generally speaking, cement is anything but:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cement#Environmental_and_social_impacts

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  12. Beautiful tiles and interior!

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  13. These all patterns are really awesome and amazing.Thanks for share this with us.I am really glad to be here and to discover this awesome post.

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  14. Laure Gardner wrote:

    Hello !

    I’m french, and projecting to get in my next house I really would have been interested to know from where you took the 2nd picture in your 6th april 2015 post because I would like to know if the floor in an antic one or if I can find the company who makes it!

    Thanks a lot for your answer!
    Sincerly yours,
    Laure

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  16. Stine Widing Hansen wrote:

    Hello

    I just love these cement tiles!
    I am in the starting process of renovating my bathroom, and I have been looking around for cement tiles, and I am in love with the one you have posted as number eight from the top.
    I am living in Denmark, and the scandinavian style is not so colorful, so it is difficult to find this design in Denmark.
    I am really interested to know from where you took the 8nd picture in your 6th april 2015 post because I would like to know if the floor in an antic one or if I can find the company who makes it!
    Thanks a lot for your answer!
    Sincerly yours,
    Stine

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