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3 Reasons Cement Look is Perfect for Commercial Spaces

Posted by Daltile Team on Feb 17, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Cement in the commercial space makes a statement. It says stylish and intelligent all at once—it’s the total package. Here are three reasons cement-look tile is one of the best choices for commercial design.

Urban Industrial Trend

Urban industrial is a great look for a stylish commercial space. It’s a good basis for everything from work spaces to lobbies. Contemporary additions to this style freshen it and make it flexible enough to dress up or dress down depending on the needs of different businesses.

Concrete-look tile makes the perfect backdrop for an elevated industrial design. It offers simple maintenance with stellar style—the right mix for commercial design.

Cotto Contempo in Michigan Avenue on the floor


Cement is an excellent choice for commercial spaces simply because it’s practical—easy to clean, lasts a long time, can be customized, etc. However, it also comes with some drawbacks for spaces that have heavy traffic or other commercial concerns.

Tile is a great choice to get all the practical benefits of concrete without the worry. Tile is also ideal for the installation of underfloor heating. Ceramics and porcelain hold heat and make an already efficient form of heating even better--saving money for business owners.

DAL_Portfolio_Iron_COM_02.jpgPortfolio in Iron Grey on the floor


Concrete can be stained, stamped, and textured in just about any way imaginable. It’s the ultimate material for customization and that’s indispensable when it comes to commercial design.

The only downside to customizing cement is you don’t know exactly how it will turn out until it’s done. Tile lets you see exactly how the finished product will look without any of the guesswork. You still get the colors and textures that define your unique commercial space.

Check out Daltile’s selection of cement-look tiles and start your commercial design out on the right foot.

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Topics: Commercial, Design

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