Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Yumtastic concrete tile!

Several of my clients recently have been craving these colorful hand-painted cement tiles. Different versions of them originated in Mexico, France, Spain and elsewhere in the Mediterranean, and they're now widely available in the US through several different makers. Words to the wise, though--as lovely as they are, you should know what you're getting into. They're brittle, so they will chip and crack easily; and they are incredibly porous, even when sealed. Which means they will stain like nobody's business. However, as long as you know that ahead of time, and you can commit to embracing the patina'ed, lived-in look that they will quickly take on, then knock yourself out! They sure are beautiful.

And PS - for lots more design and reno porn, including the images I had in mind while writing my books, check out my Pinterest page!

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