Shirting stripes with simple borders create a handsome floor. By simply changing the palette, the tiles go from traditional to modern.
The production of cement tile is documented as far back as the 13th century in France and Portugal with some early installations still in in remarkably good condition. The hay day of cement tile in the US was in the 1920’w and 30’s. The tiles were often used in kitchens and on sun porches, particularly in warm climates. The patterns and colors were bold, the material was durable, decorative and sophisticated.