Loving Patterned Cement Tile

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

This year is the year that after many years of renting, Bob and I are hoping to finally to own our own home. The jury is still out on whether we will design and build that home from the ground up or buy a house, but either way, I have basically been thinking about it constantly for the last several weeks. Maybe it’s the whole having a newborn baby thing and wanting to give her and the big kids (as we call her older siblings) a big backyard of their own to romp around in, but it’s really feeling like this is the right time for us to make the move. While we’re sorting all of that out (we met with a mortgage broker earlier this week!), I’m obviously on Pinterest day dreaming about bathrooms and kitchens and little home offices and big backyard barbecues like it’s my job at the moment.

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

One trend I’ve been seriously loving lately? Patterned cement tile. I think it looks particularly amazing on a bathroom floor, but it’s also pretty incredible in a kitchen as either a floor show stopper or a gorgeous backsplash. What do you guys think? Are you loving this look, too? I worry that 10 years from now it’s one of those things that will feel really dated and we all know tile can be both expensive and time consuming to update. On the other hand, I think the years of being pattern-shy, living in houses with no wallpaper and very simple, neutral tile might be coming to an end. (I mean, do we really have to worry about resale all the time? Can’t we just design houses we love?) I think the key to making this look work for longer is to keep the color palette neutral (like most of the examples here) and I also suspect it will feel more timeless on a floor than on walls. Weigh in! I’d love to know what you think about this one. In the meantime, I’ll be over here dreaming about our dream house.

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

Trend Watch: Loving Patterned Cement Tile from @cydconverse

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I love patterned cement tile! I’ve been seeing it a lot lately too :) I feel like a floor tile would have more longevity to it than a backsplash, but like you said, I’m all for designing with what you like! Especially if you think you will stay there for a long time. We hope to build someday, and while I want to use mostly classic styles, I still want to design it for us, and not for resale :) I would love to use a patterned cement floor tile!

Cyd Converse

Hi Amy Lynn! I think we’re on the same page about the floor idea – I think it would feel less trendy on a floor than on a backsplash or covering an entire shower, for instance. I also think the softer tone-on-tone gray colors might be a good option, too! Not as bold of a statement, but I definitely think less apt to feel dated as quickly. I think pattern adds so much personality to a space, it’s kind of a shame that we all shy away from it completely it seems!

Jamie

I like the patterned tile on the floor more than the walls. But I’m so over the design trend of designing one’s home with someone else in mind. Unless you’re sure you’ll be reselling it, make your home yours! Use your favorite colors-if you love red-use red.

Cyd Converse

Here here, Jamie! I completely, enthusiastically agreed. I think designing for resale results in a lot of houses that are somewhat lacking in personality. It’s smart if you know you’ll be selling in a few years, but if you intend to live there for the long haul, make it yours!

Joya

Hi There,

Where can I find the tiles in the first pic of the beautiful Bathroom? Thank you!

Laura

Where can I purchase the tiles in the first picture of the bathroom shower ?

Cyd Converse

Hey Laura! That tile is from Tarbarka Studio! http://tabarkastudio.com/ Another great source is Cement Tile Shop http://www.cementtileshop.com/ I hope this helps! xo

[…] help but love.  I’m  currently pinning every single pattern tile on this post over at The Sweetest Occasion. I wanted to use these awesome patterns in my front porch update, but I just wasn’t sure I […]

[…] And this last one made me gasp when I saw it for the first time on Pinterest. While I had the idea to do a patterned backsplash for the basement kitchenette, I didn’t have a specific tile in mind when I started looking around. I just knew that I’d know what I wanted when I saw it. And when I saw this tile I knew I had to have it. And then it took me an hour of searching to find out what it was. I’ll save you the trouble of having to do the same! It is the Tabarka Signature tile from the Nord collection from Tabarka Tile, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based company. (photo via The Sweetest Occasion) […]

Laura cohn

I used a beautiful blue and white cement tile on the walls in my bathroom open shower and it’s amazing bi don’t think they will ever go out of style

Lisa

For the first photo of the bathroom tile, I’ve gone to the website but cannot seem to find that pattern/style–was it a terracotta tile or hard surface one? Do you remember the name of the collection? I love it and can’t seem to find it! Thanks for any help!

Tara

Lisa, did you ever find that tile from the first picture? I want that beautiful tile in my bathroom! Thanks :)

Tara

Anyone else find that tile? Thx!

Kiersten

Lisa and Tara,

The tile shown in first photo is Tabarka Studio. On their website click on Terra Cotta Collection, then select the Nord icon, and you will find it there. It’s called Tabarka Signature Tile. I’m using it for my kitchen backsplash and fireplace surround. Gorgeous! Hope this helps.

Cyd Converse

Thanks for that, Kiersten! So helpful! xo

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