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9 Beautiful and Bold Ways to Use Cement Tile

Cement tiles, which are also known as hydraulic tiles, are handmade colorful tiles used in floor and wall tiling. Designed for adding that extra flourish to your home with its flamboyant pattern and rich color, this tile adds visual interest to any space, whether used as a kitchen backsplash, an entryway, or even as a bathroom floor. These traditional cement tiles are getting a revival. While they’re gaining popularity these days, homeowners and designers are incorporating them into more spaces with a contemporary interpretation.

1. Tile a welcome mat

Entryway Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

Perk up your hallway with cement floor tile. You don’t have to tile your entire hallway, sometimes a small section in the hallway is just as good to create a striking welcome behind the front door.

2. Create a statement backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

We like to hang out a lot in the kitchen to catch up on the recent news among the family members or with the guests. The gorgeous backsplash here creates a conversation piece and makes the kitchen a perfect place for the people to congregate.

3. Liven up kitchen space

Kitchen Floor Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

The cement tile here adds an eclectic touch to the kitchen. The individual tiles add up to a geometric pattern that’s heavy on interest but not overwhelming. It’s used to segregate the kitchen from the dining room that are open to one another. The brown pattern of the tile transitions effortlessly to the subdued neutrality of the wood floor in the dining room.

4. Add a punch of color into white space

Kitchen Floor Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

This kitchen uses a restrained color palette with all white on the subway tile backsplash, wall, ceiling and cabinetry, which allows the beautiful, floral patterned floor tiles to take center stage.

5. Fuse rustic charm and industrial style

Bathroom Floor Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

This industrial-style bathroom is given a twist with an unexpected color from the monochrome cement tile. The two-tone patterned floor tile looks gorgeous in this bathroom. The simple color gives the bathroom a calm feel and sets off the cold feel of the concrete walls perfectly.

6. Display continuity of patterns from floor to wall

Bathroom Floor and Wall Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

This bathroom has its floor covered with bold patterned tiles that are continued up to the wall in a central panel to accentuate the bathroom. These tiles in different patterns add a lot of contrast and colors to the surrounding white tiles, thereby transforming the floor and wall into an exotic statement.

7. Add layers of interest to white spaces

Bathroom Floor Cement Tile

Bathroom Floor Cement Tile

Bathroom Floor Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

Using cement tile is always a great way to inject pattern into a room. These tiles add just the right amount of contrast and color to the white canvas.

8. Make a statement with wall tile

Bathroom Wall Cement Tile

Bathroom Wall Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

Used as a wall treatment here, cement tile has all the decorative characteristics of wallpaper but with a sense of permanence. It’s perfect to be used to create an over-the-top statement wall or a piece of art in any space.

9. Inject patterns and colors into stove backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash Cement Tile(image credit: houzz.com)

Cement tile is incredibly versatile and works well as a stove backsplash. As the centerpiece in the kitchen, this deeply patterned and richly colored cement tile basks in attention and coordinates well with the stainless steel light fixture, hood and appliances.