BISAZZA CEMENTILES - GUSTAV MARQUINIAIndustrial Kitchen
BISAZZA CEMENTILES COLLECTION, DESIGNER CARLO DAL BIANCO
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Ease into industrialAdd industrial edge with oversized accents and a dynamic mix of materials. Patterned cement tiles create a woven effect in this kitchen, while XL pendant lights and Crittall-style screens lend a utilitarian mood.
Although unknown in some parts of the world until recently, cement tiles are an integral part of Europe’s cultural history. In Spain, such flooring is often uncovered during the renovation of old houses, having been concealed by earlier alterations. Given the value attached to such flooring, restorations are becoming increasingly common. For some, the discovery of a cement tile floor is like winning the lottery. Others fail to see its value or lack the funds to restore it.Cement tiles are made by hand, which helps to explain why they’re so appreciated. The process of making them has remained unchanged for more than 100 years. It was in the mid-19th century that the technique for making the tiles was developed in the south of France, based on the British patent for Portland cement. The first manufacturers to produce registered collections hailed from Catalonia, Spain.