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What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’: Cement Tile for Restaurants

04 / 26 / 2020




Although delicious food is essential to the success of a restaurant, it’s not the only thing that matters. The most renowned restaurants often have an atmosphere that matches the quality of cuisine. The interior of your eatery should reflect the personality of your restaurant, and it should keep guests coming back for more. Eating at a café or boulangerie is about more than the fresh cup of coffee and delicious pastries, it’s about the experience. Customers want to bring their friends somewhere sensational and entirely original. In our humble opinion, one easy way to transform a space is to install encaustic cement tile. Not only is it easy to maintain for commercial spaces, but each tile is literally one-of-a-kind.




Kitchens with Character



Handmade tile has so much more character than mass-produced materials, and your patrons will notice the difference in artistry. If you treat your business like a second home, it should feel like one. Whether you’re a high-end diner, a fast-food chain, franchise, or small Tex Mex joint, we offer over 100 cement tiles to choose from, so you’re bound to find the perfect pattern for your vibe. If you want your restaurant to stand out, cement tiles will definitely do the trick. The matte finish oozes sophistication, and the surface is insanely durable.




Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff



If you own a restaurant, you know it’s not always smooth sailing. The chaotic atmosphere and frequent spills call for a surface that won’t get easily damaged. Not only is encaustic cement tile super sturdy, but it’s also easy to clean. All you have to do is clean the tiles with acid-free, pH neutral detergent. We recommend Miracle Tile and Stone Cleaner. Don’t be alarmed if a slight natural patina develops over time, it is expected and it gives the handcrafted tiles more authentic character. Water spotting can be easily avoided by resealing the floor every two to three years. Yep, they stay in perfect condition by themselves for years. If you’re using them as the main floor of your restaurant, you can use Lithofin Stain Stop penetrating sealer with Fila Surface Solutions Matt Wax topical wax sealer. If you happen to get a rare stain, Miracle Heavy Duty Cleaner -Acid Substitute will clean it right up! Falling food is no match for the resilience of encaustic cement, so you don’t need to be too hard on that new waiter.




Dining Green



Restaurants typically use a lot of energy. Like, a lot. So why not make your décor as eco-friendly as possible to neutralize your carbon footprint. Believe it or not, Cement Tile For Restaurants has a super low environmental impact. Instead of being fired in a kiln like ceramic and porcelain tiles, cement tiles are formed using a hydraulic press. You can enjoy your brand-new tiles AND feel good about saving the planet. It’s a win-win for progressive restaurateurs!




Tile with Style



Modern or retro, there’s a cement tile for every style. If you offer a contemporary dining experience, consider complementing the cuisine with our Los Feliz, Meridian, or Escher tiles. If you take pride in honoring tradition, we offer timeless Spanish, Moroccan, and Italian style designs. If you have a simpler palette, we also offer striking solid colors like Emerald green and rosy Delta Moon. The options don’t stop there, you can also choose your preferred size and cut from our collection of 4×4 squares, 2×8 subway, hex, and diamond.




Let’s Get Together



Zia Tile is based in Los Angeles, but we ship all over the world! Our encaustic cement tiles are handcrafted by skilled artisans, and no two tiles are exactly alike. We fell in love with their unique charm, and we’re sure you will too. Whether it be a restaurant patio, or an open-kitchen backsplash, we love connecting with our clients and helping them find their perfect tile. The appearance of a business is even more important than a living space, so we make sure to work one-on-one with our commercial customers. If you’ve scrolled through our selection and you still can’t find exactly what you envisioned, don’t fret! We also offer custom designs. If you have a specific idea you’re excited about, so are we! Contact our team if you have any questions. We can’t wait to hear about your special project.  Phone: 310-870-6782  Email: info@ziatile.com


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