Panama is a wonderful place, and so are the people! Had the pleasure earlier this year to visit Panama and to travel around the City and Islands. Last few days, stayed at the American Trade Hotel a landmark building located in the City center of the historic old quarter Casco Viejo. Beautiful architecture and appointed interiors, an open and airy lobby, curated with a mix of traditional and modern furnishings. The decorative cement tile floor caught my eye, especially the transition between the main entry tiles and the tiles surrounding the concierge desk. The simple change of colors within the same pattern was an unexpected elegant design element to define zones. Can't wait to use this detail on future projects!
Cement tile is a good in/outdoor flooring/wall material for Los Angeles climate. When I've used this tile on projects, most of the time I get tiles from Mission Tile West. They offer plenty of options so that you can dream up anything. Try it!
If you would like to read more about ATH, there's an excellent article at Wallpaper.