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Splish Splash! Cement Tiles For Your Shower Floor

04 / 10 / 2020

 

 

You don’t have to redo your entire bathroom to give it a splash of style. Shower floors are one of the first places to show wear and tear. If your bathroom is looking a little dull, sometimes replacing the shower floor can give it an interior face lift. Tiling doesn’t have to be a big installation project, you can add decorative tile to small spaces too! If you’re looking for an easy way to add some pizazz and personality to your bathroom, encaustic cement tiles are one of the most versatile materials available.

 

 

 

Beauty AND Brains

 

 

Bored of overdone bathroom décor and mass-produced materials? Encaustic cement tiles are literally one-of-a-kind. That means nobody will have a shower exactly like yours. Each one of our cement tiles is handmade by skilled artisans. The technique has been perfected over centuries, so you’re not just getting renovation supplies, you’re getting a little piece of history. We think the subtle variations from tile to tile make them stunningly unique. 

Okay, we know what you’re thinking:

Cement tiles may be nice to look at, but can I count on them to stand the test of time?

We get it – it’s super important that your shower floor is really resilient. The last thing you want is to have to clean your bathroom even more often than you already do. We have good news! Cement Tile Shower Floor, are hardy and resistant to water when sealed correctly. We suggest that encaustic cement tiles be sealed with Miracle Sealants 511 Porous Plus. You can also use a matte finish sealer like Fila Surface Solutions Matt Wax for another layer of protection.

 

 

 

Style for Miles

 

 

When a customer is tiling a small area, we often get asked, “Will cement tiles fit with the rest of my décor?”

The answer is a resounding YES! No matter what your interior looks like, we can almost guarantee there’s a tile to fit your aesthetic. We offer 100+ patterns and designs, and several different cuts. From traditional patterns like our Spanish-inspired “Cordoba” tile, to bold solid colors like our “Neptune” blue, there’s truly something for everyone. As far as cuts, we offer hexagons, diamonds, 4”x4” classic squares, and 2”x8” trendy subway tiles.

Have something a little different in mind? We also offer custom designs for the homeowner with a specific vision.

 

 

 

Lessons in Layouts

 

 

Depending on the cut of the tile you choose, there are tons of installation options. The classic layout for shower floors is stacking square tiles directly on top of each other. You can also offset them (like you would with subway tiles) for something a little different. You can create a mosaic pattern with hexagonal tiles, which can look super cool if you combine different colors and patterns. If you want something close to traditional with a little edge, you can rotate square tiles so they look like diamonds. Or, opt for tiles that are already diamond shaped if you want the pattern to really pop. If you’re not quite sure which layout would suit your space best, we love helping clients find their perfect pattern.

 

 

 

What is Zia Tile?

 

 

Zia Tile specializes in handmade encaustic cement and Moroccan zellige tiles. We’re based in Los Angeles, California, but we ship all over the world. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the options, don’t worry! You can order up to five tile samples for free, so you know how they look in your space before you place your full order. Our goal is to make handcrafted tile accessible to everyone. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our customer service team and we’ll be happy to chat about your individual project. Happy tiling! 

 

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