Cement - Encaustic Tile by Villa Lagoon Tile 2010 Product Catalog for the UK — Europe — Middle East Make Your Floors Come ALIVE !
I’d like to take this time to introduce you to Villa Lagoon Tile. Also known as Cuban tiles, mosaicos hidraulicos or encaustic tiles, Villa Lagoon tiles are individually hand-made cement tiles - just like the tiles that grace some of the finest floors in Paris, Barcelona, and Rio de Janeiro. In the US their style and color highlight many buildings in Miami and Los Angeles. We've decided that it's time for these tiles to make a comeback. Their marvelous distinct colors and patterns can be customized to fit any theme and architectural design. They have been selected to be used in several commercial buildings and residential settings. Our tiles are a high-quality floor covering that provide architects, interior designers, contractors, and home owners a versatile flooring option that is colorful, elegant, durable and unique. Looking for a “Green” floor material? Our low-energy, non-fired method produces a high quality product that is environmentally friendly, durable, and continues to strengthen with time. I hope you will take the time to explore our tiles’ uses and designs and consider them for your future projects. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Thank you Lundy Wilder Designer-Owner Welcome
Cuban tiles, mosaicos hidralicos, cement tile, encaustic tile — No matter what you call them, these tiles are seen all over Europe and Latin America. Recognizable by their vibrant colors and intricate designs, cement tiles are often used in public buildings, restaurants, and hotels to provide a durable surface and decoration. Traditionally, cement tiles are used to create interlocking designs of four (4) tiles by rotating every tile by 90 degrees. Each quadrant forms one design unit. When laid side by side, these 4 tile squares can also form another interlocking pattern. Patterned tiles are usually used with coordinating border tiles or solid color tiles to create a rug like design on the floor. The rug-like design produces a feeling of formality to residential rooms and spaces. Likewise, these tiles are used widely in custom high-end homes and in public buildings. How Villa Lagoon Tiles are Made Each Villa Lagoon tile is individually hand-made using a process that is more than 150 years old. Our tiles are not made of clay or glazed to produce colors. Villa Lagoon Tiles are made from marble dust, Portland cement, and natural earth pigments that are mechanically pressed together in a mold. Natural earth pigments are carefully mixed and poured into specific sections of the design frame. The pigments are overlaid with a specially prepared dry Portland cement mixture then hydraulically pressed into the cement later. Unlike traditional ceramic tiles, our tiles are not fired. Instead the tiles are hardened by soaking in water, then air-cured to produce a smooth, durable, hard surface that continues to strengthen with time. Green Flooring We are proud to say that Villa Lagoon Tiles are a 'GREEN' flooring material — low energy, non-fired material and we use natural earth pigments. Villa Lagoon Tiles are a high-quality floor covering currently being used in commercial buildings and residential settings. Our tiles provide architects, interior designers, contractors, and home owners a versatile flooring option that is colorful, elegant, durable, and unique. Need a special design? Villa Lagoon Tile can help you design a tile to fit your need or decor. About Villa Lagoon Tiles