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What’s Up with Concrete Tile Flooring?

So what IS the deal with concrete tile flooring? Why are people going bananas with getting the latest trend for their kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms? I speak to concrete tile flooring shoppers everyday.  Let me tell you what they are saying about their fascination with this great floor covering!

Cement Tile for Bathrooms - durable and timeless.
Cement Tile for Bathrooms – durable and timeless.

Reason #1 – Beauty. It really comes down to the fact that decorative concrete tile flooring is beautiful.  Really beautiful.  These tiles produce floors that are a throwback to centuries-old encaustic style floors found throughout Europe and beyond. The manufacturing of concrete tile flooring has progressed leaps and bounds over recent decades. Manufacturers jump at the change to create custom floor designs based on precise colors selected by homeowners.

The beauty of customizing concrete tile flooring is simple.
1. Pick a design.
2. Select your colors.
3. Rustico Tile and Stone makes it for you – exactly to your specification.

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Customized RTS18 Philadelphia Concrete Tile

Our customer in London, United Kingdom selected this Philadelphia design and the 5 colors depicted here.  Sure, we may have offered some advice on the color selection but London gets the credit for this design.  It’s been such a hit that we now offer it as a normal part of our In-Stock designs in the MeaLu Collection for a great price!

Reason #2 – It’s Decorative.  While some people install solid color concrete tile flooring, most people couple the functionality of this tile with its decorative attributes.  Flooring is artwork, after all.  Interior designers love to coordinate surrounding decor around the colors displayed in concrete tiles.  Got a busy concrete tile design?  Pair it with simpler, clean lines of surrounding decor.  Got a busy room of decor?  Pair it with simple designs of concrete tile flooring.  The decorative nature of concrete tiles works for you!

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concrete floor tile

Reason #3 – It’s easy to maintain.  Concrete tile flooring needs to be sealed with quality floor sealer after it’s installed.  We’re a fan of TerraNano sealer as the topical sealer.  It’s long-lasting.  It adds a coat of abrasion resistance, UV protection and is great for sealing your grout lines.  The end result for you is a concrete floor that requires little-to-no maintenance for many years.

concrete tile flooring

Reason #4 – It’s timeless.  Concrete tile flooring has been around for centuries known as encaustic tile.  By definition, encaustic tile was traditionally made from colored clay. Since clay wears down over use and foot traffic, the tiles have morphed to be made from concrete and pigmented cement.  So the industry has taken a older encaustic tile and made it better!  Concrete tile flooring is a timeless work of art making huge strides in commercial and residential spaces alike.

If you’re not sure what concrete tile flooring option is right for you, contact one of our specialists today.  Rustico Tile and Stone is a leader in the concrete tile industry.  We offer low wholesale prices and ship worldwide.  Get a Quote today for your next project!

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