Get The Look: A Black And White Bathroom Floor

Get The Look: A Black And White Bathroom Floor

We love a black and white floor. And, as cement tile fanatics, we’re always scouring the web for gorgeous concrete tile patterns. Here’s one we recently spotted over on Rue Magazine. In a simple bathroom, a patterned tile takes the space from blah to beautiful. In this case the classic swirling design is a welcome contrast to the severe, space modern look of the rest of the room. In fact, it almost acts as a rug. And furthermore, choosing black and white keeps it within the boundaries of being a classic. We think it brings the room to life!

Actually, whether in vivid colors or classic black and white, cement tiles are a great choice for a bathroom. Incidentally, they’re less slippery than porcelain tiles. In addition, they’re more durable. Want proof of how they stand up to water? Just check out the great outdoor spaces found all over Europe, South American and North Africa. Rain has not lessened their impact. To get the look of this bathroom floor, chose our Sofia cement tile. It’s so close as to almost be an exact match.

If you’re inspired by this room to try something similar in your home, play around with our interactive catalogue. (Pick your favorite pattern and see how it looks in other colors. We guarantee you’ll have fun!) And, of course, we’re here to help you make a decision. By the same token, you can call us at 213-788-4238. We’d feel happy to help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles before the grout dries.

Get The Look: Dabito’s Outdoor Space

Get The Look: Dabito’s Outdoor Space

On the Old Brand New blog, stylist and photographer Dabito created a bright and beautiful outdoor space that mimics the look of cement tiles. But why not use the real thing? Our Serengeti concrete tiles have the same cross pattern. As a matter of fact, to mimic his exact look, we offer a range of blues from dark midnight to pale mist to teal. In fact, our cement tiles make a great choice for exterior spaces. They’re easy care, durable and will stay looking gorgeous for years to come. And, actually, with their smooth texture, they feel great on bare feet!

With a palette of over 40 colors to chose from, we’re sure you’ll discover one that fits your decor perfectly. Check out our interactive catalogue or peruse our cement tile shop to see our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles. And, of course, we’re here to help you make a decision. By the same token, you can call us at 213-788-4238. We’d feel happy to help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles before the grout dries.

LaRochelle Cement Tiles For A Beautiful Deck

A Beautiful Deck

Cement tiles are beautiful in outdoor spaces, like decks and patios. Just look at the plazas and cafes of Europe, South America and North Africa. Through wear and tear and heat and rain, these cement tiles retain their vibrant looks. So they’re ideal for your outdoor space.  Just take a look at this gorgeous deck that a client recently installed.

An outdoor deck pops with the addition of Granada Tile's La Rochelle cement tiles

A field of our La Rochelle cement tiles, which features a star surrounded by an elaborate strapwork pattern, brings a touch of tradition to this spacious outdoor area. In our opinion, the combination of cream, mustard, tan, coffee, black, grey is particularly stunning against a lush green landscape. But we’ve also seen it work in modern, industrial spaces. Interestingly, this is the same tile that covers the patio of Bestia, one of Los Angeles most popular and delicious Italian restaurants. Located in downtown’s Arts District, it’s a distinct touch of beauty in the former factory neighborhood. Certainly, there it receives a lot of foot traffic. To our mind it’s held up beautifully.

An outdoor deck pops with the addition of Granada Tile's La Rochelle cement tiles

 

Traditional Cement Tiles For Your Modern Home

Granada Tiles Serengeti and Santander Cement Tiles in a modern home by Barbara BestorHow To Add Traditional Cement Tiles To A Modern Home

Dwell Magazine recently shared some examples of how to add traditional materials, like cement tile, to modern homes. Coincidentally, they shared this incredible bathroom created by Barbara Bestor, one of our favorite designers and architects. This vibrant space highlights both our Serengeti and our Santander cement tiles. Our Serengeti cement tiles in black and white cover the floor. And, additionally, our Santander cement tiles, in black and white, with a touch of blue, are used for the bathroom’s backsplash. In our opinion, the long history of this traditional material underscores why it’s the ideal material for modern spaces. In fact, cement tiles have been beautifying the cafes and plazas of European, South American and North African cities for centuries. Consequently, they’ve proven their durability through time and weather. So they’ll stand up to the normal wear and tear of today’s bathrooms and kitchens and still retain their incredible beauty. Moreover, they’re easy to care for and, when wet, less slippery than porcelain tile. Incidentally, many people have remarked how silky-smooth the texture of cement tile feels on bare feet. We think that’s a great bonus for a bathroom!

Photo by Laure Joliet 

Before And After: Cluny Cement Tile Floor To The Rescue

Before and After

Interior design firm Jette Creative shared this before and after on Instagram. With a lot of work it went from frightening to fantastic! White walls, butcher block countertops, leather handles, a mix of open shelving and cabinetry are a delight in this San Clemente kitchen. Finishing off this new, improved space? Why Granada Tile’s Cluny cement tile in crisp black and white. The pattern’s curlicues add a decorative, fun touch to an otherwise stark space.

Using Cluny cement tile, Jette Creative renovated this San Clemente kitchen

Before, brown cabinetry, flowered wallpaper and ornate tiles, made the space feel dull and a little too 70s. Dark and uninviting, it needed some major work to bring it into the 21st century. Jette Creative rolled up their sleeves and dived in.Using Cluny cement tile, Jette Creative renovated this San Clemente kitchen

After, the same space is barely recognizable. While not much has changed in terms of layout, keeping the cabinetry simple brightens it up. Painting it white makes the space shine. Texture, in the form of the wood counters, the leather handles, subway tile, the red knobs on the stove and a classic still life, adds layers. As a consequence, the room is brought to life. Finally, the cement tile floor ties everything all together. If you’re inspired by this room to try something similar in your home, you can order samples of this in stock cement tile in our cement tile shop. or play around with our interactive catalogue. (Pick your favorite pattern and see how it looks in other colors. We guarantee you’ll have fun!) And, of course, we’re here to help you make a decision. By the same token, you can call us at 213-788-4238. We’d feel happy to help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles before the grout dries.

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A Playful Bathroom Floor Using Tunis Cement Tiles

A Playful Bathroom Floor

For the bathroom floor of a renovated 1890s Chicago townhouse, architect Rebecca Liddy of Kulinski and Rappe Architects, was hoping to find tile that would be appropriate to the period. But she also wanted something that was bright and fun for the family’s four year old daughter. She turned to Granada Tile, choosing our Tunis Cement Tile to give the small room a playful spin. Moreover, our cement tiles are the ideal choice for a bathroom floor. The tile is smooth and not slippery. Perfect for little scampering feet!
Granada Tile's Tunis cement tile in a Chicago bathroom designed by Rebecca Liddy
This warm geometric tile was designed by Granada Tile for a client who wanted a pattern that resembled a field of stars seen from above. It was christened Tunis because the pattern felt similar to the bronze fretwork seen in that city.
Granada Tile's Tunis cement tile in a Chicago bathroom designed by Rebecca Liddy
Inspired by this project? You can order samples of this cement tile or check out the large selection of in-stock patterns in our cement tile shop. or play around with our interactive catalogue. And, of course, we’re here to help you make a decision. By the same token, you can call us at 213-788-4238. We’d feel happy to help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles before the grout dries.
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Liddy, Kulinski and Rappe

 

 

Just In Time For Summer: A Gorgeous Patio

A Stunning Summer Patio By Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson tapped Granada Tile for the patio renovation in her new house. She chose our Burgos cement tiles in blue and white for her outdoor space. Then, the Target spokes woman and interior designer furnished it with choice pieces from Target. House Beautiful shared all the details. “I wanted something that was going to really take my breath away every time I glanced in that direction”.

Emily Henderson picks Granada Tiles Burgos cement tile for her patio makeover

Emily Henderson picks Granada Tiles Burgos cement tile for her patio makeover

Emily Henderson picks Granada Tiles Burgos cement tile for her patio makeover Make your outdoor space a stunner! With a palette of over 40 colors to chose from, you’re guaranteed to find one that takes your breath away. Check out our interactive catalogue or peruse our cement tile shop to see our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles. And, of course, we’re here to help you make a decision. By the same token, you can call us at 213-788-4238. We’d feel happy to help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles before the grout dries.
Photos by Tessa Neustadt

How To Give Your Kitchen Backsplash A Unique Touch

A Custom Colored Cement Tile Kitchen Backsplash

A new backsplash is an easy way to give your kitchen a dramatic update. And, actually, while you can chose from our large selection of in-stock cement tiles, custom color is as simple as a few clicks of a mouse and a conversation with our team. Consider this kitchen from customer Joanna Barsch

A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation

“I love my 1939 adobe home and our renovation. Grenada Tile helped me with our kitchen. There are so many wonderful and vintage- feeling designs and color waves to use! I loved working on a custom design. The team stays with you until you get it right. And their love for the product is infectious. If I didn’t have amazing original floors, I’d work with Grenada to tile them all. This is not decor. This is creative expression disguised as decor. I hope you agree that the results speak for themselves. Thank you, from a very happy customer.”

A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation

The colors used for both Regal Clover-450 and Cluny-688 are Cordoba, Cream, Coral, Yellow, Terracotta. The bullnose is solid Terracotta.  A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation

Of course, these two designs are not the only one of our cement tile patterns that can be custom colored. Actually, many of our over 400 designs can change their look depending on their colors. In fact, you can see for yourself via our interactive catalogue which lets you play with colors. And there are plenty in stock encaustic tiles in black and white in our cement tile shop. Need help making a decision? Call us on 213-788-4238. We’d feel happy to help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles before the grout dries.

It’s Trade Show Time At Granada Tile

It’s Trade Show Time!

It’s trade show time and we’ve been busy traveling! We’re showing off our new collection. It’s our unique take on Hexagon-shaped cement tiles. We just got back from Coverings. The show took place at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Here are a few behind the scenes photos from interior designer Cie Studio that capture our booth! And a short round-up from House & Home on tile trends. They loved our patterns, especially our terrazzo tile.

The Granada Tile cement tile booth at 2017's Coverings Show in Las VegasSelections from our Andalucia Collection can be seen in the background, above. Below, picks from our Echo Collection. You can see our The Erin Adams Group on the left and the second and third patterns on the right. In the center, two selections from The Paul Schatz Collection, top and bottom.
The Granada Tile cement tile booth at 2017's Coverings Show in Las Vegas

Check out all our look books! Or chose from our large selection of in stock cement tile patterns ready to ship out to you immediately! Need help making a decision? Call us on 213-788-4238. We’d feel happy to help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles before the grout dries.

Cement Tiles Around the World (Infographic)

Cement Tiles Around the World (Infographic)

 

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