Designers are going bananas over cement tiles — and for good reason. These vintage tiles, which have been popular in Europe for eons, give your bathroom an authentic, handmade feel. Because of their large size and heft, concrete tile provides a bigger background for large-scale patterns, allowing you to play with color and geometry in a way smaller tiles cannot. Yes, they can be trickier to install — but done right, they'll turn even the tiniest bathroom into an unforgettable masterpiece.
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1. Retro yellow cheer
Underscore a sunny room with yellow-patterned cement tile. This retro shade complements glass walls and streamlined black accents.
Get the look: Granada Tile's Toscano 908 A, customized with mustard yellow
2. Soft geometrics
Get the look: Cement Tile Shop's Tulum II
3. Blue starburst
This colorful tile combines two trends in one: cement tiling and hexagonal tiles. Cover your bathroom floor in these beautiful blue starbursts and you'll swear you're walking through the clouds.
Get the look: Villa Lagoon Tile's Crow's Feet
4. Black-and-white beauty
Increase the drama of all-black walls by pairing them with intricate black-and-white tiling. The white adds lightness to an otherwise-dark space — and the black lines pull the room together.
Get the look: The Builder Depot's Atlas Black
5. Seaside shades
Together, blue and green can feel like too much — but there's something about this swooping emblem-esque design that makes the colors sing. Keep the rest of the space minimal: Your concrete investment should be the room's focal point.
Get the look: Rustico Tile's Philadelphia
6. Toned-down rustic
Keep a rustic bathroom from feeling too farmhouse with concrete tiles. This quirky black-and-white starburst pattern tones down the white shiplap walls, creating a gorgeous hybrid of rustic-modern decor.
Get the look: Riad Tile's Estrella Black
7. Supersized circles
Concrete tiles beg you to dream big. Supersized patterns create a bathroom that's both dramatic and playful — and the perfect background for greenery and bright colors.
Get the look: Clé Tile's Big Dane
8. Green fronds
There's no reason white needs to be the default pattern background color. Give your bathroom a deep, earthy appeal by mimicking leafy plants with your tiling. These bold tiles imitate palm fronds, but with the white and green reversed.
Get the look: Popham Design's Frond
Small spaces deserve a big statement. A vibrant and funky patterned cement tile can make a bathroom feel beautifully unique — no matter its size.
Get the look: Cemento Collection's Stelle II
10. Starkly black
Pair a stark black pattern with plain white walls and black accents — like the shower head and curtain rod — to bring minimal Scandinavian style to your small bathroom space.
Get the look: Cement Tile Shop's Tulum