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Encaustic Cement Tiles

09 / 27 / 2018

Handmade Encaustic Cement Tiles

8x8 square 'Ocotillo' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)


Homeowners looking to spice up their kitchen, bathroom, or even their outdoor patio areas trust the versatility of encaustic cement tile to make their home stand out. Decorating the interior of your home with the unique patterns and wide range of vivid hues that make cement tile so popular is an easy decision. 


Used in homes and grand public buildings throughout Europe for over 160 years, encaustic cement tile offers the flexibility to personalize a design that matches the designer or homeowner creating it. Famous for its hardiness, encaustic cement tile is the perfect choice for high traffic areas around the house, inside and out!

What Is Encaustic Cement Tile?


Cement tiles are made by hand, one at a time, using mineral pigments, cement, a mold, 

and a hydraulic press. The pigment composition is a mixture of high quality white Portland cement, marble powder, fine sand, and natural mineral color pigments.The individual patterns are made by manually applying separate pigments, one by one, in a handmade copper mold. It is an incredibly delicate and skilled process that can only be performed by highly trained artisans.


Cement tiles are not fired; there is no glaze layer on the surface of the tile. They derive their durability from the combination of finely dehydrated cement and a more coarse sand/cement layer. The pigment layer is hydraulically pressed into the surface and becomes a part of the tile. The tiles are then soaked in a water bath for 24 hours and then set to dry for another seven days.


Encaustic cement tiling allows you the freedom to incorporate your favorite influences in art and architecture to create a unique style experience like no other. Zia Tile’s mission is and will always be, to make authentic, handmade tile accessible to as many people as possible; that’s why our prices are the most competitive in the country. Our growing team is made up of artists and entrepreneurs and the creative spirit drives every decision we make.


8x8 'Corona' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (12 tiles in each box)
Corona denim, midnight blue and white Cement Tile from Zia Tile, Los Angles


Encaustic Tile Makes A Great Enhancement Anywhere In Your Home


Encaustic cement tile can make any dull room pop with mesmerizing patterns and color play. Its dynamic nature has held centuries-old popularity because of how easy it is to use just about anywhere. 


Create a custom kitchen backsplash or renovated bathroom floor; search through our encaustic tile selection and take note of the endless pattern options, geometric designs, and delicate lines and color coordinations. 


Some of our favorite installs include:


  • Patterned tile hallway runners
  • Enhance a patio bar area and backsplash 
  • Accentuate your fireplace
  • Upgrade a sunroom floor or half-wall
  • Add a pop of pattern to your stairway
  • Make a retaining wall more aesthetically pleasing
  • Renovate your shower walls


Encaustic cement tiles beautify a space in ways that feel at once modern and traditional while not sacrificing practicality. Wood floors and ceramic tiles are not the only durable flooring options on the market; choose our marvelously matte textures, bold patterns, and colors that will last for generations.


2x8 subway 'Black' encaustic cement tile , 5/8 inch thick, 5.28 square feet per box (48 tiles in each box)
Black 2×8 subway encaustic cement tile from Zia Tile, Los Angeles


Los Angeles Suppliers That Offer Encaustic Cement Tile


No matter where you decide to install your favorite encaustic cement design, Zia Tile is here to help unleash your creativity and find your perfect style. Our extensive selection lends an almost limitless palette of options that capture your personality and decor taste. Discover a fantastic blend of enduring beauty and practicality.


We’re here to help you make your design vision a reality! Start by exploring Zia Tile’s premier range of designs and color palettes. Need expert advice? We love to talk tile, and we’re always available to share details of our craftsmanship and a design process that creates the finest handmade cement tiles in Los Angeles. Our design team is passionate about transforming your ideas and inspirations into reality, one tile at a time. To learn more about all of the eye-catching colors and patterns available in our line of encaustic cement tile, contact our helpful team of designers today. 


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