If you’re a Houston resident, we don’t have to tell you that the city is constantly changing. Once a base for major corporations in the middle of a sprawling prairie, this hot metropolis is continually growing and transforming. Although it may not have been hailed as aesthetically pleasing in the past, Houston has reached a phase of urban renewal that is attracting creative minds with big and beautiful ideas. If you’re a Houston-based designer, you inevitably want to be at the center of the revamping and artistic resurgence of this iconic city. Cement tiles are well suited for Houston renovations for more reasons than one. Most importantly, they are modern and bold without sacrificing tradition – just like Houston!
There’s one thing that will always remain true of Houston: it is BIG. Like, really big. The city itself is sprawling, and covers a whopping 669 miles. For comparison, that’s larger than the entire ISLAND of Oahu. However, the population is relatively small compared to the amount of space, so everyone has room to breathe! That’s pretty unique for any major US city. Known as having one of the largest skylines, there’s nothing small about Houston. Lucky you, cement tiles are suitable for large installations, and they’re a great choice for covering a sizable surface area. They’re also insanely durable so you can have the entire population of Houston traipsing through your kitchen! Okay, maybe not the ENTIRE population, but cement tile is excellent for withstanding foot traffic.
Right now is the perfect time to add a pop of color to your Houston interior. With the city becoming increasingly vibrant, you want your home to match! Our cement tiles come in 100+ colors and patterns. That’s right, we have OVER 100 dynamic designs to choose from. It’s a catalog of endless opportunities to match a city of endless opportunities. If you’re inspired by the tex-mex cuisine and influence from south of the border, try our traditional Spanish Toledo tile. Try matching the hot Texan sun with our vivid Cadmium yellow shade. Match those blue Houston skies by choosing a hue like stunning Sky Blue. You can also choose between four gorgeous cuts including 4×4 squares, 2×8 subway, hex, and diamond.
If there is one defining characteristic of Houston Texas, it’s the sweltering humidity. It’s no secret that this city is blazing hot, literally. When you’re designing in a city with an extreme climate, you need to consider materials that can withstand the elements. In this case, you need to find materials that will hold up in the heat. Good news! Encaustic cement tiles are great for indoor or outdoor installations, even in the Texas summer. The humidity is no problem for these sturdy beauties, and they’re super easy to clean. All you have to do is wipe them down once in a while with a pH neutral cleaner and you’re good to go. Plus, the best part is how they keep your space cool – literally! Cement tiles will stay cool throughout the sizzling summer months, and therefore you’ll stay cooler too.
Our encaustic cement tiles are crafted carefully by hand. Just like Houston, every tile is wholly unique and one-of-a-kind. No two tiles look exactly alike, and each piece has distinct visual variation. If you need help choosing the perfect tile for your project, we’d love to walk you through our catalog. We can assist you in choosing five free samples that will best fit your vision. That way, you can see your favorite shades in person before placing your order! If you’ve already done your browsing and you still can’t find what you’re looking for, we also offer custom orders. From LA to Houston, Zia Tile is available for all of your cement tile needs.