3 tiles were broken but otherwise everything went smoothly . I will use them as a backsplash with white shaker cabinets and white quartz countertops. Look almost like cement tiles. Style somewhere between moroccan and rétro. Beautiful. Will post pictures soon.
Pretty colors but the rustic chipping on the edges is much more pronounced than expected. More Spanish style.
Affordable old world charm
We're putting in a small basement bathroom in a 1913 Craftsman, and since it won't get used often, I thought--why not go punchy? I looked at several styles of black and white encaustic cement tiles, and really liked the look, but was put off by the price ($15-$30/sq ft) and the mildly involved process of sealing them before and after grouting. I loved the star pattern on these tiles and that they don't read as overwhelming dark--I was just mildly afraid they'd have really yellow undertones and that the distressed look would be overdone and off-putting. I'm happy to report that they have clean, cool undertones (look fine next to white tile), and that the distressing isn't too much, in my opinion. Who cares if they're not handmade? They remind me of the duomo in Florence, and that makes me happy! $*/sq ft isn't bad, either.