Walker Zanger cements its Duquesa collection as a flooring and outdoor tile

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Duquesa Cement tiles feature the most popular designs, now with added versatility

Duquesa Cement adds versatile application options to the highly popular designs from Walker Zanger’s original Duquesa collection. Shown: Fatima in Mezzanotte.

Duquesa stands as one of our most popular tile collections, and designers and homeowners have been asking us for more versatile options so they can use these unique patterns as flooring

Walker Zanger reimagines its highly popular Duquesa collection by now offering its most beloved tile designs in cement. Spanish for “duchess,” the Duquesa™ Cement collection adds the durable nature of cement to four timeless patterns—Alba, Fatima, Fez and Jasmine—for a broader range of application options that enrich the aesthetic of any space.

“Duquesa stands as one of our most popular tile collections, and designers and homeowners have been asking us for more versatile options so they can use these unique patterns as flooring,” said Jared Becker, Walker Zanger Vice President of Design and Marketing. “That’s exactly what the Duquesa Cement collection offers—the ability to feature these rich, vintage designs as high-traffic flooring or even outdoors.”

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The pattern Fatima draws inspiration from Italian textiles of the 16th century, Portuguese ceramic tiles and Moorish mosaics. Fez fuses influences from Spanish and Egyptian wood inlays, exotic pendant lanterns and Chinese decorative screens. Lastly, Alba celebrates Moorish geometric designs and bronze metalwork, while Jasmine takes on the curvaceous look of Moroccan arched doorways and carvings.

All Duquesa Cement tiles are featured in Walker Zanger’s exclusive color Mezzanotte (meaning “midnight” in Italian), which represents a dusty-blue night sky in contrast to a light gray and creamy white background. Each tile profile creates a vintage mood with a modern twist that resides comfortably in a home with historic roots, or brings juxtaposition and character to a contemporary space.

Offered in 8-by-8-inch dimensions, each tile is handcrafted using cookie cutter-like open pour molds. Pigmented cement is poured into the mold, topped off with powdered cement and compacted by a hydraulic press to produce ornate designs on the tile’s surface. This technique results in clean, precise lines and dramatic pops of color that add a bold design element to both residential and commercial projects.

Explore the inspiration and designs of Duquesa Cement by visiting its Pinterest board: http://bit.ly/WZ_DuquesaPin.

About Walker Zanger
Walker Zanger, the world’s most comprehensive stone and tile company, combines traditional tile-making techniques with a modern sophistication that transcends any singular design style. A leading choice for design professionals and consumers, Walker Zanger natural stone and tile products can be found in luxury homes, trendy boutiques, lavish spas and resorts, famed museums and fine restaurants around the globe. Walker Zanger is available through 14 beautiful showrooms and more than 200 authorized dealers nationwide.

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