- Interior floors, walls, mudrooms, kitchen islands, entryway, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, showers, steam rooms, decorative walls and bathroom floors.
- Commercial and high traffic areas such as restaurants, bars and offices.
- Stair risers.
- Some outdoor applications, such as, patio floors under a covered area. Outdoor kitchens and showers in warmer climates and most areas not directly exposed to freezing conditions.
Avoid use in
- Areas exposed to freezing conditions, sloped floors in wet areas, stair treads and commercial kitchens.
Cement Tile requires sealing heavily during the installation process. If this step is not done correctly, staining can begin to occur immediately following installation. Note that certain sealers will darken cement tile colors significantly. Ask your installer to apply sealer options to sample pieces prior to sealing all tile. Please read our encaustic pattern cement installation guideline and cement tile sealing guideline prior to installation.
We advise against using black grout and recommend selecting a non or low-pigment grout by Mapei.
Grout & Trim
Grout Product and Color
We recommend Mapei Ultracolor Plus FA 38 Avalanche.
For the best look and easier installation, we recommend grout spacing between 1/16”-1/8”.
For a clean and contemporary look, we recommend Schluter Schiene Satin Anodized Aluminium - 3/4". This sleek metal trim is paintable and available in various finish options.
For additional information on Schluter options, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!