A trend that taking Pinterest, Instagram, and the HOTTEST homes by storm right now is Encaustic Tile! These patterned tiles are seen in both traditional and contemporary homes, and can even be mixed and matched. Real Encaustic cement tiles have a unique look because the patterns are inlaid into the surface using molds and different colors of clay rather than being glazed on the surface. The pattern is inlaid in the tile so that it remains as the tile is worn down. These types of tiles have been used since Medieval times and have been commonly used for years in interiors as far reaching as England, the Mediterranean, Cuba, and Morocco!
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Check out these gorgeous walls and floors that we’ve seen with encaustic tiles:
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Here’s another tile floor, except it looks a little different, doesn’t it? A fun way to update the encaustic tile look is to mix and match patterns! Here’s a gorgeous wash room with various tile patterns on the floor. We love how mixing and matching can make this trendy look so unique. SWOON!
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The pitfall of this gorgeous Encaustic Tile trend is that decorating with tile can be quite expensive! These cement tiles have to be produced by hand, shipped, and installed… and let me tell you: the price tag is not pretty! However, there is no need to worry. You can have this sought-after look in your own home, and for a fraction of the price! The pattern visionaries at Royal Design Studio have an ingenious idea on how you can stencil your own custom Encaustic Tile…
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Patchwork tile can be tricky, but with Tile Stencils this look can be as personal as a quilt without the exuberant costs of real tile. You can use Royal Design Studio’s Spanish Tile Stencil Set on Tile Wall Art Wood Shapes™ so that your stenciled tile designs can be removed and rearranged with ease. To learn how to create this look, watch the video tutorial below and read the full DIY tutorial, here: How to Stencil Encaustic Tile Wall Décor. It’s really that easy (and budget-friendly!) to get that handmade, Old World look with Tile Stencils!
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