Steak & Whisky + Granada Tile Toscano Cement Tile

For this week’s cement tile Tuesday spotlight, we turn our attention to Hermosa Beach, California, a spot for surfers, sun and now Steak & Whisky, brought to you by Chef/Partner Tin Vuong and executive chef John Shaw.  2015-02-20-steaknwhisky-004.0

American fare, exposed brick, barn wood and our Toscano cement tiles equal a great new steakhouse in Hermosa Beach.  Located at 117 Pier Avenue (make reservations through Open Table here), this classic meat-centric spot has a 1920s vibe that’s underlined by the vintage style of Toscano concrete tiles.  Toscano encaustic tiles cool palette of greys, black, white and blue, lightens the space’s rich leather seating, reddish brick walls and Douglas Fir wood beams and balances their warmth, helping to bring an unexpected modern and industrial twist and taking it beyond just another steakhouse into something new.

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Custom-colored in shades of grey and black, with a white background and a silver stripe punctuated with pops of sky, Toscano mixes both exotic elements and familiar graphics for a restaurant floor tile that’s modern and timeless.

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop floor or restaurant floor — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — are the same ones make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Start by visiting our web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

Photos by Wonho Frank Lee for Eater LA

Get The Look: Use Cluny Cement Tiles To Get The LaCubana Look

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When we spotted these cement tiles at LaCubana restaurant in the Ossington neighborhood of Toronto, Canada, we felt sure they were our Cluny concrete tiles.  While it turns out that they’re not our Cluny cement tiles (they were made in Mexico), you can recreate the look of their custom-made encaustic tiles for your own cement tile project with a little help from our color palette!  Using mustard, white, sky and olive, you can bring the look of their bright and cheerful concrete tiles into your own bathroom, kitchen or patio.

Screen Shot 2015-04-19 at 11.50.24 AMWith the strength of concrete and the feel of silk, the qualities that make Granada Tile’s 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 — are the same ones make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  With a large selection of designs, both classic patterns and exclusive motifs, we’ve got a cement tile style that’s certain to fit your decor.  Start by visiting our web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles, browse our interactive cement tile catalogues and call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

Jaimee Rose Interiors Updates A Powder Room with Cluny Cement Tiles

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We stumbled across interior design Jaimee Rose when we spotted this bathroom on Instagram (follow us at @GranadaTile and tag the photos of your projects using Granada concrete tile with the hashtag #granadatile so that we can find them!).

It’s the powder room of a house in Arcadia belonging to Jennifer Hendrix.  Jennifer and Jaimee bonded over the search for the perfect shade of white for Jennifer’s Spanish-style home before they embarked on a major renovation that transformed both kitchen and bathroom.  Our in stock black and white Cluny tiles take center stage in the powder room.

Here’s the before, a beautiful but dated and dark bathroom, typical of the 1930s bathrooms found all over Southern California.

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As Jaimee herself explains details of the powder room’s new look:

“Jen’s favorite color is turquoise, and it’s such a great contrast with that killer black and white Granada cement tile. We kept everything else in the space quiet to let the tile do its thing: bronze fixtures, vintage lights that came with the house, and a seriously fab budget find mirror that we painted ourselves – even that gold bead around the edge. People love walking into this room.

And in case you’re wondering, the perfect white paint for Jen’s particular project and light was Dunn Edwards Whisper — crisp, Spanish whitewash-esque and just a little warm.”

Killer!  That’s certainly a word we like to hear when describing the patterns of our concrete tile!  Cluny’s black and white swirls are classic, strong and a bold balance for the hot pop of turquoise.

With the strength of concrete and the feel of silk, the qualities that make Granada Tile’s 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 — are the same ones make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Start by visiting our web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

9 Great Black And White Cement Tiles

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Black and white is a classic pairing.  But if you think that classic or traditional equals dull or boring, think again!  All you have to do is to take a look at at a house where our Serengeti encaustic tiles rock the fireplace’s surround to see that!   Our cement tiles look fresh and modern when pared down to a strict palate of black and white.  While you can order any of our concrete tiles in this color pairing, here are nine tiles from our web store that are just a click away from arriving in your home!

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Whether you’re looking for a sleek black floor or an all white look, our black concrete tile and our white cement tile, available in all over color, are the perfect choice.  You can also use them to lay a traditional checkerboard floor by alternating black and white concrete tiles.

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If you’re looking for a small take on the checkerboard pattern, Alicante concrete tiles are your answer.

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Maldon encaustic tiles and Luxor concrete tiles can give you another take on checkerboard or they can be laid to take advantage of their triangular patterns.

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Our Fez cement tiles are always a hit and they look just as great in black and white as they do in blue.

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Viborg cement tiles from our Erin Adam Group of concrete tiles in black with a white background (Viborg 812B concrete tile) or white with a black (Viborg 812A encaustic tile) background are a contemporary take on a regular black and white pattern interpreted with circles for a softer, more contemporary vibe.

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Cluny concrete tile is a feminine, floral pattern that works just as well in a modern setting as it does in a traditional one.

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Santander encaustic tiles are a bold take on black and white stripes.  Depending on how they’re laid, they can form a strong diagonal or take on a more geometric tone.

With the strength of concrete and the feel of silk, the qualities that make Granada Tile’s 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 — are the same ones make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Start by visiting our web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

 

Serengeti Cement Tile Tames Alfred Coffee Shop

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again:  Granada cement tiles and great coffee are a match made in caffeine heaven.  The best coffee shops around the country are decorated with our tiles.  The latest example finds our Serengeti cement tile on the patio of Los Angeles’s hottest new coffee shop, Alfred Coffee.  Located on bucolic and trendy Melrose Place, it’s a great place to sip your morning (or afternoon) brew and watch the parade of beautiful people as they stroll and shop the city’s most fashionable shops from Isabel Marant to Marc Jacobs and APC.  

The qualities that make Granada Tile’s 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 — are the same ones make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Start by visiting our web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

Behind The Cement Tiles: Serengeti

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Welcome to cement tile Tuesday.  We have a tradition here at Granada Tile for naming our cement tiles after the places that they bring to our mind. When we saw the intriguing design of this concrete tile, with its dynamic triangular pattern and its light and dark stripes, it evoked memories of a movie we’d seen in IMAX with its herd of zebras galloping across the vast plains of the Serengeti. The flash of stripes, the energetic charge of the animals as they ran across the desert: we felt that the pattern of this tile conveyed that same vitality.

In black and cream, our standard colorway, these cement tiles brings to mind the colors of African mudcloth; in black and white, as in the home of Fall Out Boy’s guitarist, the concrete tiles takes on a more graphic twist.  You can also order these cement tiles in color combinations suitable for your home or restaurant’s design and decor.

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In this restaurant, laid in a row, it’s almost sedate…

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…but you can really get a sense of its dynamism when it’s laid out, as it is here, on a side wall.

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While playing with color gives this tile another look completely:

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Here, with one right angle green, the result is striking but much more classic, reminiscent of a pattern from the 30s.

The qualities that make Granada Tile’s 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 — are the same ones make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Start by visiting our web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

Granada Tile Arabesque Cement Tiles in This Old House

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Why settle for plain Jane white square or rectangle subway tiles when you could use our sexy Arabesque cement tiles instead?  Old House agrees, suggesting on page 40 of the special kitchen and bath section of their May 2015 issue, that these cement tiles are shapely and sinuous substitute.  Available in a range of colors — an array of blues, green and yellows, subtle cream, silver and grey, even black — they’ll add spice to your kitchen

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s 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 — are the same ones make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile, wall tile, in the kitchen or in the bathroom.  Start by visiting our web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project. 

 

Where You Find Granada Cement Tiles You’ll Find Great Coffee

FourCoffeeShopsAlfred Coffee Shop on Melrose Avenue, Intelligensia Cafe in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles, Olympia Coffee in Olympia, Washington, Blue Bottle Coffee in New York’s Bryant Park — what do all of these places have in common?  If you said, great coffee you’d be right.  If you said great cement tile, you’d also be right — Granada cement tiles to be exact!

What makes our cement tiles and great coffee such a winning combination?  Like the coffee served at these shops, our tiles are handmade and artisanal, crafted using a process developed in France in the 1870s and refined by our founder Marcos Cajina.  Like the beans grown for these coffee shops, our cement tiles are made using environmentally responsible practices.  We recycle the water used in the manufacturing process, we sweep up and reuse all loose concrete, cement tiles that do not come up to our standard are broken up and reused to make new cement tiles, we use local materials.  We support our local community.  And, like the coffee created and served in these cafes, our cement tiles reflect a global influence, drawing on the best designs from France, Spain, Morocco, Nicaragua (to name just a few of the countries that have influenced our tile patterns) to create a cement tile product that is at once timeless and modern and, like its liquid counterpart, the best of its kind.

The qualities that make Granada Tile’s 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 — are the same ones make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  Start by visiting our web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.