Trend Alert: Encaustic Tile

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Encaustic tiles are ceramic tiles in which the pattern or figure on the surface is not a product of the glaze but of different colors of clay. They are usually of two colors but a tile may be composed of as many as six. The pattern appears inlaid into the body of the tile, so that the design remains as the tile is worn down. Encaustic tiles may be glazed or unglazed and the inlay may be as shallow as an eighth of an inch, as is often the case with “printed” encaustic tile from the later medieval period, or as deep as a quarter inch.

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We love the simplicity of this room.  The added flooring detail and the use of wood tones creates a nice balance.

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Our own designer, Logan Wheeler, has plans to use the green version of these in her guest bath update.  The black wall and bright accessories really make this room pop.

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Using these tiles as a fireplace surround is a beautiful idea.  Simple stunning.

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This inspiring industrial kitchen gets grounded with this beautiful floor tile.
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A dark and moody minimalist bathroom is complimented by these light and airy encaustic tiles.

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These geometric encaustic tiles create and illusion and almost look 3-D.

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