While scrolling through Instagram for inspiration, Studio M Designer Meredith Ashley stumbled upon an incredibly unique tile shop. The Cement Tile Shop has an impeccable Instagram presence and coincidentally happens to be a few miles up the road from Studio M in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, FL. When Meredith looked further into the handmade cement tile products at The Cement Tile Shop, she instantly knew it would be a perfect option for our current project “The Nine at Tallahassee” luxury student apartments at her alma mater, Florida State University.
Meredith chose the Tulum pattern tile to use in the public restrooms and coffee bar for the Clubhouse at The Nine specifically because of the black and white tribal pattern (after all, they are the Seminoles). Cement tile is perfect for this project because it combines a little bit of rustic historical feel with a modern pattern, creating a contemporary twist on a more common natural product. Another selling point concrete tile boasts is its durability, which is definitely necessary for high traffic areas populated with college students.
Inspiration Photo viaThe Cement Tile Shop
Another characteristic that Meredith loves is that the cement tile is manufactured with a standard thickness (and for a semi-custom product, that’s pretty rare). Since it’s such a unique product, we originally thought there was going to be an issue with flooring transitions. But thankfully, because of the standard sizing, it’s really easy to transition from the tile to other flooring surfaces using a standard Schluter Systems edge for the transitions.
The Cement Tile Shop is America’s leading supplier of handmade cement tile, and has supplied custom tile for thousands of unique projects. Not only do they offer in stock pattern and colored tile, but also they can customize the colors of patterns so the project possibilities are truly endless. All of The Cement Tile Shop’s patterns are handcrafted and customizable. Our designers love these cement tiles, as they’re a fantastic cross-over product for commercial and residential projects thanks to their residential look with commercial durability and cleanability.
We’re definitely keeping The Cement Tile Shop in mind for future projects, and we encourage you to check them out too!