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The Commune Collection

Commune Zuni Python 1

Cement — Vietnam

Developed with design firm Commune, the Zuni collection draws inspiration from the simple stepped patterns found in Native American textiles. The ziggurat pattern has no defined orientation, allowing for a variety of directional and non-directional layouts.

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Commune Zuni Python 1

Beneath the Surface

A History of Quality

Created in collaboration with LA-based design firm Commune, the decorative cement tiles in the Zuni collection are handmade in Vietnam using the same artisanal techniques that have been passed down for centuries. Colors are mixed using cement, stone powder and pigment and then hand-poured into patterned molds affixed to a tile base. The mold is then removed, and a mixture of cement and sand is added to strengthen the bond between layers before the tile is hydraulically pressed. The pressed tiles are then racked and, lastly, cured underwater for 24 hours before finishing. This labor-intensive, multistep process produces unique tiles with unparalleled durability, character and beauty, while honoring a long, rich history of traditional craftsmanship.

Why do we love it?

The simple, traditional pattern that honors the designs found in Native American textiles with a contemporary sensibility.

How does it look?

Zuni Python 1A features a dramatic ziggurat pattern in medium gray with peach and black accent colors. Due to the handmade nature of this product, variations in tone and shading are to be expected from batch to batch.

How does it wear?

Moderate to heavy wear can be expected over time, depending on usage and traffic. A rich patina will develop with use over time. This is expected and considered to be a part of the beauty of this natural material.

Where can I use it?

Suitable for indoor use and certain exterior applications, depending on climate.

Specifications

Product Information

Commune Zuni Python 1 comes in a pair of mirrored tiles, A and B, which can be installed in a variety of alternating patterns.

Sizing/Formats Available
  • 7 7/8" X 7 7/8"
Thickness
  • 5/8" (16mm)

For additional information about this product's usage guidelines, available stock, pricing and lead times, please contact our sales team directly.

Variation disclaimer

Because of the individualized nature of the materials we sell, many of the products have significant variation in size, shape, color, texture and thickness. These irregularities are inherent in hand-made and natural materials such as ours. It is the responsibility of the owner/purchaser and those acting on behalf of the owner such as the designer, architect, contractor or installer to verify that the material specified is appropriate for its final application and to review and approve all materials before the materials are shipped. Samples are available on request. Samples are given as an indication of a particular product and are for reference only. Due to the inherent variation in the size, shape, thickness, texture and color of our materials, individual samples cannot be considered exact representations.

Through expert photography, every effort has been made to faithfully represent our products and materials on this website. However, due to lighting and color variations, no picture can be considered an exact representation of the material being shown.