Artisanal Cement Tiles from Waterworks by

Issue 68 · Africana · April 18, 2013

Artisanal Cement Tiles from Waterworks

Issue 68 · Africana · April 18, 2013

We've admired cement tiles in the past (from Popham and Granada Tile, for instance), but we're especially taken with the newly expanded Promenade line of cement tiles from Waterworks. According to Barbara Sallick of Waterworks, "The tiles are made from a combination of natural materials such as crushed limestone, aggregate, sand, and water. Each batch requires the skill of as many as 27 artisans, who press the tile, submerge it in water, layer on the mineral pigment with metal mods, and set it out to air dry for up to three weeks." 

To see the full line, go to Waterworks

  Waterworks Promenade Nan Tile, Remodelista

Above: A note on care: cement tiles should be treated like limestone. They are porous, so sealing is recommended.

Waterworks Promenade Field Tile, Remodelista

Above: Promenade Field Tile is available in 18 matte colors (five terrazzo/aggregate and 13 solids) and multiple sizes. An 8-by-8-Inch Promenade Field Tile is $12.40 per piece.

Waterworks Promenade Decorative Nan Tile, Remodelista

Above: New to the line up is the Promenade Decorative Nan Tile offered in an 8-by-8-inch size that is customizable using the Waterworks color palette. Shown in salt and black matte; $15.80 per piece.

Waterworks Promenade Hex Tile, Remodelista

Above: Another new item is the 8-by-8 Promenade Hex Tile available in the full range of color options (shown in rust matte solid); $14.35 per piece.

Waterworks Promenade Dash Tile, Remodelista

Above: I also like the Promenade Decorative Dash Tile available in all of Waterwork's matte finishes (shown in navy and heron); $15.80 per piece.

We also love Popham Design Cement Tiles.



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