What can we say? We're a cement tile company with a passion for color!
20 years ago we started our venture into the construction materials world, but it wasn't until 2014 when we decided our world wasn't colorful enough. Inspired by the traditional cement tiles of Europe, we began our quest to bring vibrant tiles to the American market.
Today, we have two fully stocked warehouses in NJ and TX, allowing us to cater to the entire US. We find inspiration in nature and have a dedicated team of talented designers creating exquisite patterns in a rainbow of shades. We strive to think outside the box and constantly push creative boundaries in hopes of creating exceptionally unique collections aimed to delight.
All of our tiles are designed in the US and handcrafted in Vietnam.
As a company, we believe in originality. We believe in creativity and unapologetic self-expression. We believe in color. We believe in beautiful spaces and good vibes, in honest business, exceptional customer service, and the determination to do the best we can. We believe that good things happen to good people and most importantly, we believe in happy customers.
History of Cement Tiles
Cement tiles have had a long history in the design world, first appearing in Catalonia in the 1850s. Their beauty and versatility was immediately noticed as they made their debut at the Paris International Exposition in 1867. Due to their beauty and versatility, it did not take long for cement tiles to spread across Europe. Their production did not require energy expenditure, which meant they did not need to be baked in an oven or fired in a kiln, making them extra appealing during the time. These durable tiles quickly made their way into the most grand palaces and ornate buildings of the world, used on both floors and walls.
The French eventually brought the process over to Vietnam, which has high grade cement - ideal for such a delicate process. Today cement tiles are also made in Morocco, Spain, and Mexico, however, the precision and quality of the Vietnamese remains unmatched.
Cement tiles can be found throughout the world in both private and publics spaces, the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul and the Palace of Versailles, just to name a few. Their durability makes them an ideal candidate for a tile that lasts for generations.
How It’s Made
LiLi Cement Tiles are handmade, which means each tile has been crafted individually and is completely unique.
A mold that resembles a cookie cutter is created by fusing various shapes of brass together to create a pattern. Pattern designs range from traditional to modern and everything in between. Our talented design team works diligently to create original & unique patterns in hopes of bringing beauty to your space. Since LiLi Cement Tiles are made on an individual basis, starting right from the mold, custom designs are easily achievable.
Once ready, the mold is placed in an outer frame and pigmented cement is carefully poured into each section. It is then topped off with portland cement, sand, and marble powder, giving LiLi Cement Tiles their inherent strength. Each tile is then pressed with 2,000 psi of pressure & placed on a rack to cure for 11 days. Quality control is conducted on a piece-by-piece basis rather than a lot production to ensure beauty and quality in every tile we produce. This process has not changed much since the 1850's, giving cement tiles their distinct individuality in a mass produced world.
The production of cement tiles still remains energy free, making LiLi Cement Tiles environmentally sustainable. Our tiles are also non-flammable and completely recyclable.