Creativity with Cement Tile

Creativity with Cement Tile

Creativity brings any place different perspective.

One of our customers purchased couple of our Artisan Cement Tiles products and he created masterpiece in his Arizona home backyard. The idea proves that Cement Tiles can be used in many different places. 

Our Patterned Tiles have been used variety of places in homes, businesses, backyards; such as backsplashes, wet places, heavy traffic walking ares, floors, walls, fireplaces and so on. But this backyard fire pit idea was really different and creative. 

We appreciate our customer sharing his great project photos with us.

Please share your finished project photos with us. This will open up new ideas on others minds.

ATS Team

October 21, 2017 by Staff Account
Encaustic Patterned Cement Tiles by Artisan Tile Shop

Encaustic Patterned Cement Tiles by Artisan Tile Shop

Cement tiles are one of the popular patterned tiles these days and can be used in many different living spaces; such as patterned kitchen tiles, patterned bathroom tiles, backsplash cement tiles, encaustic cement tiles for hallways, artisan cement tiles for business use, cement tiles for wet spaces, encaustic cement tiles for stairs, cement tiles for walls and many other places.

Handmade cement tiles are not perfect such as manufactured porcelain tiles. Since they are handmade, the patterns may have small flaws. But that is also makes these patterned tiles great. They are actually like their counter part natural stone marbles. Because marble tiles may have flaws and they are not exactly like each other. Even colors will match, there may be small differences.

Encaustic handmade patterned tiles normally designed to create patterns when they are used in certain number. Single tile does not make any pattern in most cases. The idea with patterned cement tile, put at least 8 or 16 of them together to create great patterns.

Cement tile designers and manufacturers; such as our company Artisan Tile Shop, create patterns to apply cement tiles with variety of colors. The color differences attract different type of customers for their use in different projects.

February 04, 2017 by Artisan Tile Shop
Artisan Cement Tiles by Artisan Tile Shop

Artisan Cement Tiles by Artisan Tile Shop

What is Cement Tile?

Cement Tiles are the hand made tiles with colorful surface and most of the time with nicely implemented patterns used to cover floors and walls.

These tiles known as "encaustic cement tile" in the most part of the world.

Cement tiles are produced one at a time and the material being used is cement, mineral pigments, a mold and an hydraulic press.

Metal molds are designed to produce different patterns and based on the drawings. The molds are being used to create color combinations for a pattern.

Cement tiles are not fired and glazed. But after production they are being air dried and sealed to provide durability and certain level of moisture absorption.

Artisan Tile Shop products are being pre-sealed and we always use mineral-based pigments to eliminate color fading.


January 07, 2017 by Artisan Tile Shop
The Difference Between Hydraulic and Encaustic Cement Tiles

The Difference Between Hydraulic and Encaustic Cement Tiles

When it comes to "handmade cement tiles", one common mistake is to consider "hydraulic cement tile" and "encaustic cement tile" as the same. There may not be a huge difference between the two however, personally I believe, the biggest difference is that hydraulic cement tile is air cured for at least a couple of weeks, whereas encaustic cement tile is been fired. 
Hydraulic pressure is used to form the the tile's cement backing for hydraulic cement tile. The word "encaustic" originated from Greek word "enkaustikos" which means "to heat" or "to burn in" therefore heat used in the process. Since both tiles are not glazed, the looks are very similar. 
Historically, hydraulic cement tile dates back to 19th century in Europe. . Throughout the centuries, there are many examples of encaustic cement tiles all around the world, dates back to 5th and 6th centuries.The encaustic cement tile's first appearance time period is not certainly known but we can easily say that its golden days were in medieval time (12th-13th century) in Europe. 
December 26, 2016 by Artisan Tile Shop