Granada Tile Badajoz Cement Tile Provides Kitchen Tile Inspiration

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Over on VivaFullHouse, our Badajoz cement tile gets a spot in her round up of her dreams for a kitchen with deep blue or navy cabinets (and our Badajoz concrete tiles of course!).  This is an unusual and beautiful color for a kitchen (and for kitchen tile) and we love her use of our Badajoz encaustic tile in reverse of the way we’ve seen them before (for example, as the concrete tile floor in this stunning Jessica Helgerson kitchen, for example).

Screen Shot 2015-07-27 at 10.25.56 AMIsn’t it amazing how something as simple as a switch in which color goes where can change how a pattern looks?  That’s what we love about our cement tile and our interactive concrete tile catalogue, which lets you play around with different color combinations and different ways of placing the color using a simple drag and drop!

Thinking it’s time to update your kitchen?  Maybe we suggest following her lead and painting your cabinets and laying down of our cement tile for use as your floor tile?   The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for use as restaurant’s floor tile — along with 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 tile project, whether used as kitchen kitchen wall tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower tile, patio tile or laundry room tile.  Start by visiting our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

Granada Tile Cement Tile Spotlight: Bilboa


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For most of the world, Bilbao has become synonymous with Frank Gehry’s fantastical museum of the same name. in the city of the same name in Spain.  (Fun fact for any Tolkein fans out there: in Basque, the city’s name is Bilbo, the first name of the reluctantly brave Hobbit in The Hobbit)  Because of its many swoops and swerves, this historic cement tile pattern reminded us of Bilbao.  

Pictured is the stock concrete tile colorway, of mustard, while black and grey, available in our Cement Tile Shop but, like all of our encaustic tiles, it can be ordered in custom colors to mix and match your decor!  Here’s how it looks in black, white, gray and blue

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And here it is in a simple palette of coral and white.  What a different look, yes?

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for use in a professional setting such as a restaurant’s floor tile or coffee shop’s floor tile  — along with 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 tile project, whether used as kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile or wall tile, bathroom tile, shower tile, patio tile or laundry room tile .  Start by visiting our cement tile store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles, play around with our interactive cement tile design tool and  call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

How To: 6 Tips For Successfully Installing Granada Tile’s Cement Tiles

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We recently stopped by a home where the cement tile was in the process of being installed by Vahe Alvazian of Artisan Tile and Stone Works in Playa del Rey, California. Alvazian knows what he’s talking about.  He installed Granada Tile’s Fez cement tiles at Intelligensia Coffee Shop in Silver Lake in Los Angeles, which is still looking great and inspiring Instagram photographs 10 years later.  Here are some of his tips:

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– Installing cement tile is not that much different from installing regular tile, says Alvazian.  The major difference is that, until the tile is sealed, it’s important to always make sure that your installer has clean hands, otherwise dirt can mar the tiles since they haven’t yet been sealed.  With very light tiles, Alvazian’s crew often wears gloves!

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– Also important are spacers.  These small pieces do exactly what their name suggests: they keep the concrete tiles spaced evenly apart from each other to ensure that the design remains consistent and doesn’t waver.

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– When laying the tile, Alvazian’s crew always checks that the tiles are of even height with his hands.  Granada Tiles are handmade and while we discard any tiles that don’t meet our exacting specifications, there can be subtle variations and this is where your contractor shows how careful he is.

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– Alvazian’s crew lays out the first line of cement tiles along the largest and straightest line in the room and then works outward towards the sides of the room.  Small cement tiles will be cut to fill in the spaces left as the design reaches the edges of the rooms.

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– Use a wet cutter to cut the tile into smaller pieces.

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– Alvazian suggests at least two coats of a good quality sealer.  He likes Revolution advanced sealer.  “Water based works good,” he counsels.

– The finished job is neat, clean and durable.  Note the perfectly cut edges along the wall.

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for use as a fireplace surround in a restaurant — along with 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 tile project, whether used as kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile or wall tile, bathroom tile, shower tile, patio tile or laundry room tile or in a professional setting such as a restaurant’s floor tile or coffee shop’s floor tile.  Start by visiting our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles, play around with our interactive cement tile design tool and  call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

Granada Tiles Cement Tiles on Houzz’s Feature About Kitchen Design

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A recent feature on Houzz suggests that the kitchen is having a design moment.  Illustrating the article is a project we’ve featured before and that was also featured on Apartment Therapy where our concrete tiles are the star.  In this kitchen nook, a patchwork of Granada Tile’s cement tiles used as wall tile bring a powerful punch of color, style, pattern and life to this otherwise all-white kitchen.

In recent years, many homes have moved from having the living room, dining room and kitchen as separate rooms to having them meld together into one large room with the kitchen as the centerpiece.  No longer just a place to prepare meals, the kitchen is the place to hang out and get creative not just with food but also with the kitchen’s designs.

Granada Tile’s cement tiles are perfect for creating your own style in the kitchen.  Whether you prefer a bold modern and graphic look, like our Serengeti cement tiles or something softer, like our Normandy encaustic tiles, we’ve the perfect concrete tile for you, with 32 colors and over 140 concrete tile designs to choose from.

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for use as restaurant’s floor tile — along with 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 tile project, whether used as kitchen kitchen wall tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower tile, patio tile or laundry room tile.  Start by visiting our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

Spotted: Granada Tiles Fez Cement Tile in East Hampton’s Moby Restaurant In Design Sponge

Fez - Restaurant - MobysToday on Design Sponge, two great tastes together: Granada Tile’s Fez cement tile in black and white in Moby, one of the hottest restaurants in East Hampton, AND a recipe for the restaurant’s grilled Margherita pizza.  Our black and white concrete tile’s just as classic and crisp as this pizza is, a winning combination for the laziest days of summer (well, anytime if you ask us) that will look and taste great all through the fall, the winter and into next spring and summer, in fact, for years to come.  Cement tile is renowned for its durability — not only is the cement tough but because the color layer is not just a thin layer on top but actually goes through to a depth of 5/8″ on our 8″ x 8″ tiles the color will remain bright and beautiful through a lot of wear and tear (think of the still beautiful cement tile covering the outdoor plazas and the indoor floors all over Europe, Morocco, India, South America and more.  To get that certain sheen that’s one of the things that makes Granada Tile different from run of the mill concrete (not all of which is as carefully made or durable as ours) is that we use marble powder in the surface layer along with the color pigment, which gives the tiles a subtle sheen.

The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for use as a fireplace surround in a restaurant — along with 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 tile project, whether used as kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile or wall tile, bathroom tile, shower tile, patio tile or laundry room tile or in a professional setting such as a restaurant’s floor tile or coffee shop’s floor tile.  Start by visiting our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles, play around with our interactive cement tile design tool and  call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

Commune Design and Granada Tile’s Sofia Cement Tile In Elle Decor

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The quartet of designers that comprise Commune Design have been making waves in the Los Angeles area (and beyond!) ever since they got their hands on the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, transforming the former Howard Johnson’s motel into the place for the hip young set to see and be seen.  Since then, the collective’s work has been seen in all the right places, from the Ace Hotel’s downtown Los Angeles spot to FarmShop in Brentwood and Marin County, Heath Ceramics, Juicy Couture, Kiki de Montparnasse and Oliver Peoples — basically any place the in crowd goes.  So, we’re very excited to be on their radar.

Granada Tile Sofia Cement Tiles on Patio by Commune from Elle Decor

This project in the July / August 2015 issue of Elle Decor spotlights the versatility of Granada Tile’s Sofia cement tile from the Echo Collection in a custom black, white and coral colorway.  Sofia concrete tile finds its way into three spots in this Silver Lake home owned by producer Jamie Tarses and her husband, restauranteur Paddy Aubrey.  Used as kitchen tile, it forms a strong counterpoint to the bright blue cabinetry, providing a link with the Bassam Fellows stools from Design within Reach.  Outside, used a patio tile, the concrete tile holds its own against a custom terrace set with bright yellow chairs.  On a custom made bench, arcing around a Chinese Elm, the encaustic tile provides a cooling rest spot.   One tile, three ways.  Three times a charm, wouldn’t you say?

Granda Tiles Sofia Cement Tiles on a bench by Commune from Elle DecorThe qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for a bathroom’s cement tile floor, a kitchen’s concrete tile floor or a bar’s encaustic wall tile — along with 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 tile project, whether used as kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile or wall tile, bathroom tile, shower tile, patio tile or laundry room tile.  Start by visiting our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

Update Your White Bathroom With Granada Cement Tile

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Above, Normandy encaustic tiles up the elegance in this bathroom and balance the mirrors above the sink in color, period and luxury.

Below, we’re especially fond of this look when the concrete tiles are continued into the shower stall.  Talk about a way to wake up your morning!

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Above, Granada Tile’s blue and white Fez cement tiles in the shower stall at Wills Casa.

Use the color and pattern of cement tiles to tie together two things that might otherwise feel unbalanced.  Below, St. Tropez concrete tiles bring a touch of the south of France to this bathroom, marrying the utilitarian subway tile with that elegant, extravagant claw foot tub.

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for use as bathroom floor tile — along with 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 tile project, whether used as kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile or wall tile, bathroom tile, shower tile, patio tile or laundry room tile or in a professional setting such as a restaurant or coffee shop.  Start by visiting our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles, play around with our interactive cement tile design tool and  call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

Get The Look: Use Granada Tile’s Ronda Cement Tiles For The East Borough Restaurant Look

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East Borough, a hip Vietnamese restaurant in Culver City, has incredible food and incredible cement tiles.  When we took a closer look, we couldn’t help thinking that they look exactly like our Ronda concrete tiles.

Here are our Ronda cement tiles in the standard colorway:

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Here’s a version of the Ronda concrete tile in a harmonious combination of blue greens — mint, teal, aqua and turquoise:

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And here we’ve inserted the tile colors to match the colors we saw at East Borough Restaurant (we’re always excited to discover how one tile pattern can be transformed just by choosing a different color palette!):

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While not all of the cement tiles we see in restaurants, coffee shops and homes are our concrete tiles, Granada Tiles carries many of the classic tile patterns found around the world.  Plus, we’re always adding to our collection of concrete tile designs (Have you checked out our latest collection, the Erin Adam Group?).  With 32 colors and over 140 tile designs to choose from, Granada Tile has the perfect design to enhance the room or restaurant of your dreams.  And, if we don’t carry the particular encaustic tile design that you’re searching for, we’re happy to create a custom pattern for you or help you to match the colors in a design that you saw. Just send us a photograph or a screenshot.

And, while there are other cement tile shops who sell tiles in designs that are similar to ours, don’t be fooled into thinking that just because they look the same that they are the same.  Our concrete tiles are handmade in an environmentally conscientious manner.  Our cement tiles are carefully inspected so that each cement tile is the same thickness, so that your floor will be smooth and level.  Our top color layer is thicker and we use marble dust in the color layer of our encaustic tiles which gives them a subtle luster that gleams in comparison to the average concrete tile.

Just look at how the complex octahedron shape of Ronda and its 6 colors transform this simple restaurant, balancing the complex mural of street life on the far wall, the pops of color from the chairs at the lunch counter and the playful assortment of white lights hanging overhead.  The space is a party for the eyes (and the wonderful food is a party for the tastebuds!).

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for use as restaurant’s floor tile — along with 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 tile project, whether used as kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile or wall tile, bathroom tile, shower tile, patio tile or laundry room tile.  Start by visiting our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles and call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.