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Jazz up your staircase with CAROCIM cement tiles!

The staircase has always been a highly symbolic place. Going up the stairs evokes elevation, progress, and ascent to knowledge. Towards the sky, it brings us closer to the divine. Conversely, when we take it down, it becomes synonymous with regression, while going down to the basement leads us into the world of occult knowledge. Discover our selection of cement tiles for your stairs.

Tiles • Staircase

A cement tile staircase: instructions

A white staircase allows us to rise in the scientific world of knowledge, and a black one takes us to the dark side of black magic. The symbol of the staircase is the same as that of the ladder or the pyramid for the Egyptians, where the ladder was the stairway taken by the deceased leaving the earthly world of mortals to join the divine world. In decoration, given its symbolism, you should never take a staircase lightly. At CAROCIM, we love designing this space because it offers multiple possibilities, whether in the background or the centerpiece, whether we want to make it invisible or stand out, or if we wish to use it as a separation between volumes or, on the contrary, as a link between spaces.

Hiding a staircase

For a staircase you wish to see disappear, choose a solid and pastel hue among our cement tile selection, and in a similar colour as that of the surrounding walls. Install the tiles on both the steps and toe kicks. To give the stairs more depth while still concealing them, use a slightly darker shade on the toe kicks. Finally, to create a geometric decoration and suggest the stairway without exposing it, keep steps and toe kicks tone on tone, but use a bold colour on stair nosings.

Integrating the staircase

To integrate a staircase without hiding it or putting it forward and to create a smooth transition between two floors, use cement tiles at the bottom of the stairs and repeat them on the steps, while the counter steps will sport the same colour as that of the upper level’s floor. If you do not want to reuse the patterned cement tiles at the bottom of the stairs to lighten up the space, repeat some of them randomly on the steps (one every third step, for example, and staggered: alternating from more in the centre, on the inside or the outside of the stairs). If the staircase has a landing, you can repeat the pattern only on the landing and use plain tiles for the steps. Finally, the toe kicks can also be painted.

Highlighting the staircase

To bring the staircase forward as a central decoration element, opt for a mix of patterns and colours, on both steps and toe kicks. At CAROCIM, we have a plethora of modern motifs that you can combine according to your taste. Combining bright tiles on the steps and toe kicks painted in black will give the most beautiful effect. Pro tip: You can use 20 mm tiles for steps and 16 mm for toe kicks. And pay extra attention to the stair nosings; We recommend wooden stair nosings to be as thick as the cement tiles (20 mm).

Three essential steps to decorate your staircase with Carocim cement tiles

The staircase is one of the most important elements of a home, and it is important to decorate it with care. Cement tiles are an excellent choice for decorating your staircase. They are beautiful, durable, and easy to maintain.

Here are three steps to follow to decorate your staircase with Carocim cement tiles:

1 — Choose the right type of cement tile

Cement tiles are a great choice for decorating stairs. They are sturdy, easy to care for, and can be customized to fit any interior style. There are many different types of cement tiles available, so you can find the perfect ones to match your home.

To choose the right type of cement tile for your staircase, consider the following factors:

Style: What style do you want to create? Cement tiles can be used to create a variety of styles, from rustic to contemporary.

Color: What colors do you want to use? Cement tiles come in a variety of colors, so you can find the perfect ones to match your home décor.

Pattern: Do you want a plain tile or a patterned tile? Cement tiles come in a variety of patterns, so you can find the perfect ones to add interest to your staircase.

2 — Prepare the surface and apply the tiles

Before applying cement tiles to your staircase, you will need to prepare the surface. This includes cleaning the stairs to remove any dirt or dust and applying a primer to create a smooth surface.

To apply cement tiles to your staircase, follow these steps:

Start by applying the tiles to the first step. Follow the pattern you want to create.

Use a level to make sure the tiles are aligned.

Apply a special tile adhesive to each tile and press firmly to ensure they adhere well to the surface.

Continue applying tiles to the remaining steps.

Let the tiles dry completely before moving on to the next step.

3 — Seal the tiles

To protect your cement tiles from stains and wear, you will need to seal them. This is a simple process that can be done with a water-based sealant.

To seal your cement tiles, follow these steps:

Apply the sealant to the tiles using a roller or brush.

Let the sealant dry completely.

With a little planning and effort, you can create a beautiful and stylish staircase.