Are you crushing on the still hot patterned cement tile trend as much as we are? Take a look at some of the most inspirational examples!
If you follow design trends at all, or peruse Pinterest frequently, I’m sure you’ve seen the trendy patterned tiles in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. I think I first saw them a couple of years ago, and from that moment on, I was smitten!
Design by Old Seagrove Homes.
Most of the tile seen on Pinterest and the like is caustic cement tile. Reminiscent of age old tile, it’s something that’s been used in Europe for centuries, but only became popular in the states in the last few years.
It has a unique matte finish which is one of the things I like best about it. It’s also very smooth to the touch with a silky feel.
Upon researching, however, it turns out it has a bit of a troubling reputation!
Design by Jennifer Muirhead via Style Me Pretty.
Like marble, there are those who love it and those who hate it. Cement tile stains more easily than porcelain tile, is handmade (read: more expensive to install due to the lack of consistency), and wears more quickly than other tile.
Developing patina over time, it may scratch or stain more easily than other surfaces, and needs to be continually re-sealed (does this not sound like someone describing marble?!)
Design by Taylor Borsari via Decor Pad.
It seems to me it’s really the same argument. Either you are okay with some patina (what that really means is, scratches and wear!) or you aren’t. These are, to my eye, perfectly imperfect.
Design by Joanna Gaines via HGTV.
And what’s more, because they are often bold in color and/or pattern, I think when they fade or wear some, it would soften them up and make them look even better!
English farmhouse style home via Life on Virginia Street.
And, I have to say, despite the naysayers, I’m in love! It feels very Old World to me and I love the handmade quality of it. Like marble or any natural stone, it adds character and texture that you just don’t get with perfectly smooth surfaces.
And it definitely adds lots of charm to any space you put it in!
Cement tile can also be used outdoors. Via Emily Henderson.
And, it turns out that since it has become so popular (no waning of this trend yet!) they are now making porcelain tile in similar patterns!
So for those who would prefer a little less “patina” or maintenance, you can now have the best of both worlds!
Design by Joanna Gaines via Pop Sugar.
Adorable mud room Via Kate Marker Interiors.
This laundry room – dying! Lexi Westergard via Decor Pad.
LOVE!! Kitchen designed by Kitchen Lab via Domino.
I’m crushing on it big time, and I would love to use it in my next home. I especially love it in a laundry room.
How about you? Would you use cement tile in your house?
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