Use Cement Tile To Make A Statement In Your Bathroom

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The smallest room in the house is the perfect place to make a style statement that might be overwhelming in the living room.  While you might feel more comfortable cloaking the rest of your home in neutrals, here you can go bold and, color and pattern-wise at least, big.   Whether you want to make this room into a jewel box by taking our cement tiles from floor to ceiling, as in the example above, keep the focus on one wall or cover the entire floor in concrete tiles, Granada cement tiles are the perfect canvas.  Choose from our in-stock tiles, check out our webstore, or tap your inner artist by creating your own using our custom design tool.  And as an added bonus, encaustic tiles are low maintenance (so they’ll look beautiful for years to come), long lasting, and environmentally friendly.

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The same qualities that make our cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop or restaurant space — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

In The News: Granada Cement Tile In Veranda

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Have you checked out this month’s Veranda?  If you did, you might have spotted this inviting house designed by James Huniford.  And, of course, Granada tiles are in the kitchen underlining the home’s coziness and warmth.

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Check out that cook top’s copper hood… Those Arts & Crafts pendants…

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Gorgeous, isn’t it?  Set off by rustic painted cabinets, burnished wood countertops and that fabulous terracotta pot bursting with sunflowers, our cement Sherwood tiles in the 6 x 6 inch size from our Echo Collection add to this California space’s unique “south of France meets Arts & Crafts” vibe.  Consider them to evoke the rustic beauty of your own space (plus they’re easy care, low maintenance, long lasting and environmentally friendly!)

The same qualities that make our cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop or restaurant space — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

Get The Look: Los Angeles’ Republique Restaurant and Burgos Cement Tile

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Los Angeles’s LaBrea Avenue is bursting with new places to see and be seen.  One of the newest places for breakfast (and lunch and dinner and drinks) is also one of its oldest and most iconic spaces:  Republique at 624 LaBrea Avenue, between Wilshire Boulevard and 6th Street.  Walter Manzke is not only the chef, he’s also the brains behind the design of the restaurant.

Legend has it that the space — with its gothic arches and flamboyant blue and yellow Spanish mosaic tile water fountain — began life as Charlie Chaplin’s office.  And, for 23 years, it was the home of Campanile, one of the places where, under the guiding hand of Chef Mark Peel, California’s farm-to-table cuisine got its start.  It was also the birthplace of Nancy Silverton’s LaBrea Bakery, one of the first bakeries to bring artisianal bread to Los Angeles. 

So when Manzke took over, he walked into a space rich with history.  With most of the renovation money going into upgrades you can’t see — drains, pipes and vents — he had to be resourceful.  Turning to friends and family, he wove the look of the restaurant from bits and pieces of Campanile, the Phillippines (where Manzke has two restaurants) and family construction projects.  The wrought iron chandeliers were designed by one friend, the brass that fronts the bar was salvaged from another friend and the copper hanging lights in the front room are created from old pipes from Campanile’s plumbing.     

Of course, being a cement tile company, we were immediately drawn to that beautiful concrete tile floor.  While Manzke, who owns two restaurants in the Phillipines carted in the 5000 cement tiles from there, we couldn’t help but notice that they look very much like our own Burgos tiles.  In fact, they’re so similar they could almost be identical!  We love how the geometric, architectural design balances out the space’s industrial feel and how the black, green and cream pattern warms up the cavernous space.  Not to mention that they’re perfect for a restaurant space — easy care, low maintenance, long wearing and environmentally friendly!   

Thinking about adding some Burgos tiles to your own space?  Check out our in-stock selection, see what’s availablle in our webstore or we can create a custom color way for you to bring out the best in your space!  

The same qualities that make our cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop or restaurant space — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

Breaking News: Granada Tiles On Instagram For Great Cement Tile Designs

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We’ve been on Instagram for just over a month and we’re loving it!  We love sharing photos of projects, concrete tiles, and the inspiring images we see all around us every day.  It puts a visual spin on breaking news, and we love seeing where photos of our cement tiles end up (hashtag #floorcore, anyone?)  We’ve discovered designers we love who are thinking of using our concrete tiles in their future projects (shout out to you @Maison21), we’re entranced by how popular Barbara Bestor’s use of our Fez cement tile in the Silver Lake Intelligensia still is seven years later and wowed by all the Granada encaustic tile love (thank you @JustinaBlakeney).  We got a little cement tile love from @JessicaAlba and joked with the Clooney-weds (we think our Cluny concrete tile is just as handsome!) and made friends with @Ihavethisthingwithfloors.  So fun!  Find us!  We’re @GranadaTile or hashtag your projects #granadatile and we’ll come find you!

Are you on Instagram?  Come follow us!

The same qualities that make our cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop or restaurant space — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.  We look forward to seeing the photographs of your cement tile projects.  

 

Get The Cement Tile Look: From Rug To Cement Tile

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Funny how our cement tile-obsessed mind works.  We see concrete tiles everywhere — even where there aren’t any!  Take this beautiful project that we spotted over on Houzz.  That large richly patterned rug really ties the room together, doesn’t it?  What if that stylin’ floor was created in tiles rather using a rug?

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Our Alhambra cement tiles, in blue and white, create a pattern that is very similar to this rug, providing the same effect with the added bonus of cement tile’s wonderful qualities: easy-care, long-lasting, child-friendly.  Find Alhambra tiles in our webstore here.

The same qualities that make our cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop or restaurant space — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

In The News: Our Cluny cement tiles in Consumer Reports Kitchen & Bath Guide

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Our Cluny tile makes the grade!

Adrianna Lopez’s kitchen installation uses our Cluny cement tile in black and white, the most popular color combination for this historic concrete tile, to add interest to an otherwise all-white space.  Find it in the new Fall 2014 issue of the Consumer Reports Kitchen & Bath Guide as part of their flooring section; it also appeared in the summer edition of the magazine. Thanks Consumer Reports!  We’re very proud to get the seal of approval on our encaustic tile from the people who make it their business to ferret out the best of the best!  Given that thumbs up, why not consider Cluny cement when it comes time for your kitchen floor tile, wall tile or backsplash tile upgrade?

The same qualities that make our cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop or restaurant space — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

Cement Tile Spotlight: Adam Tihany Design

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When Adam Tihany chose our Copenhagen cement tiles for Bouchon Beverly Hills, we were very pleased to discover that we were on this mega-watt star designer’s radar.  Tihany is known for his work on some of the most elegant restaurants and hotels in the world.  He’s the go-to guy for Chefs Thomas Keller and Daniel Bouloud and for restauranteur Sirrio Maccioni.  La Couple, La Cirque, Bouchon, Cipriani, Daniel — just reading the list of restaurants he’s designed can make your mouth water; his list of hotel projects is equally impressive and includes The Mandarin Oriental Hotels, The Shangri-LA and The Beverly Hills Hotel.   Having recently completed Beverly Hills’ legendary Polo Lounge, Tihany shows no sign of slowing down.

Born in Transylvania, raised in Jerusalem, Tihany studied architecture in Milan where he began his practice and eventually moved to the States.  The first restaurant he designed was La Couple and his work has remained in the realm of fine dining ever since.  As the owner of a restaurant — New York’s Remi — he has a unique insight into their needs that goes beyond making them pretty.  Easy maintenance, he believes, is key.  No wonder he chose our cement tiles.  Long-lasting and beautiful, concrete tiles retain their vibrancy through years of heavy duty wear and tear.  Find our in-stock Copenhagen encaustic tiles in our webstore here.

The same qualities that make our cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop or restaurant space like Bouchon Beverly Hills — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

Top photo of Adam Tihany by Joe Schmelzer for Travel & Leisure

Breaking News: Our Web Cement Tile Store Is Now Up And Open For Business

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Pop open the champagne!  We’ve finally opened the door on our web store.  Here you can discover and purchase any of the in-stock concrete tiles from our Echo Collection.  See what’s available by style or by size and get all the info on the encaustic tiles you’ll need to ensure your project turns out just right.  Not sure how many cement tiles to buy to cover your kitchen floor?  Perplexed over the number of concrete tiles you’ll need to tile-style your bathroom floor design to encaustic tile perfection?  You can do that in our web store too!  Just click on the cement tile you’re considering and drop in the square feet of your space.  Voila!  It immediately calculates the number of concrete tiles, boxes, their weight and what the shipping will cost.

Check it out now!

Of course, we’re always here and happy to help you with our in-stock tiles or your custom order.  Just give us a call at 213-482-8070 or email us at sales@granadatile.com

The same qualities that make our cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop or restaurant space — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.