One of the classic ways to lay cement tiles is to create a rug-like effect with a border tile surrounding a field tile. Either of these can be solid color tiles or pattern tiles.
The cement tile rug effect is a popular look and can be placed in a floor of solid color cement tiles or surrounded by another material.
A single row of border tiles adds a finishing touch to the multicolored cement tile insert on this porch above.
Often an encaustic cement tile border tile can be laid in one orientation on one side of the arrangement and flipped 180° on the other side of the border. This produces a very finished look.
Cement tile borders add drama !
Note how in the yellow tile room they included a third tile between the border ‘sandwich’ .
If the room is large enough, a double, triple or more border can look fantastic. The border above is actually a row of five tiles, all of them 20 cm (8″). This is the same size tiles as the field tile in the room.
A beautiful border on an encaustic cement tile floor takes a little more planning but the effect is well worth it.