Cuban Cement Tile Part of Historic Home Renovation

Cuban cement tile is a popular choice for a kitchen backsplash, wall or wainscot because the tiles add color, pattern, and the appearance of texture or movement. See how one of our customers used these tiles in her historic home's remodel.
By: Avente Tile
NORTH READING, Mass. - Nov. 4, 2015 - PRLog -- A Cuban cement tile backsplash is a popular choice for a kitchen backsplash, wall or wainscot because the tiles add color, pattern, and the appearance of texture or movement. See how one of our customers, Donna Hochberg, used these tiles in a remodel of her Colonial-era home. What you'll notice is how versatile these tiles are and how great they look with the rustic finishes in the home. The tiles also allowed her to customize the colors while creating a unique look that feels right at home.

Donna Hochberg completed a remodel of a 1790 post-and-beam Federal style home in North Reading, Massachusetts. "I purchased cement tiles from you. The tiles have become the centerpiece of my kitchen remodel. It was a pleasure working with you on this project and I hope to have some other projects in the future!" said Donna.

She created two custom colorways, choosing a palette to match her home and taste. She used the Cuban cement tiles for the kitchen backsplash and as an accent wall behind a heating stove. The kitchen backsplash in one colorway utilizes only the cross pattern; the wall feature behind the stove, in a different colorway, uses the alternating quarter design pattern. Avente Tile created renderings based on Hochberg's color choices. The renderings help to visualize the pattern before manufacturing strike-off samples or full-order.

Cuban cement tiles are an excellent way to add color and pattern to a commercial space or home. We introduced this unique line of encaustic cement tiles, Cuban Heritage, over 10 years ago and they remain popular today because of their unique patterns and rich colors. Originally designed as a durable decorative flooring choice, they have increasingly become more popular as a feature wall for a kitchen backsplash.

The most popular pattern and colorway in the Cuban Heritage Collection is Design 110-2B ( The motif consists of two quarter design patterns on 8-inch square tiles: a medallion and cross. The pattern is very fluid and the cross and medallion alternate in checkerboard-fashion. However, both the cross and medallion can be used separately for a very different effect. Although we stock three colorways in this pattern, it's popular to customize the colors for a truly personal and unique touch.

Happily, the remodel of Donna Hochberg's home was featured in The Boston Globe. It's a fascinating read and provides details about the design choices she and the architect faced. Read the complete article, "Restoring an 18th-Century North Reading Home" ( for additional details and the full story.

Photo Credits:
Kitchen Images: Cydney Scott (; Tile Renderings: Avente Tile

Bill Buyok, Avente Tile owner
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