Build A Luxury Bathroom In Your Basement

Build A Luxury Bathroom In Your Basement

This blog post was written by Steam Showers Inc. who have over a decade of experience specializing in making bathrooms more luxurious. Please visit Steam Shower Inc‘s website for more information.

What if I told you that your dark, little-used basement could become the most popular part of your home? Not only that. Re-imagining your basement could actually add tremendous value to your whole home. All you need to do is bring a spot of luxury and comfort to a space that’s usually ignored. Continue reading

Dripp Coffee And Granada Tile’s Cement Tiles

Looking for great coffee?  Check out Dripp Coffee.  Not only will you get a great cup of joe, you’ll also be able to satisfy your craving for cement tiles!  This small chain of coffee shops, with outlets in Chino and in Fulllerton and more coming soon, underlines what we’ve always said: where you find Granada Tiles cement tiles, you’ll also find great coffee.  And what a selection of Granada Tiles tile patterns they have!  Why almost as many designs as the different roasts that they sell

Granada Tiles Fez cement tile countertop at Dripp CoffeeGranada Tiles Toscano cement tile floor at Dripp CoffeeGranada Tiles Toscano cement tile floor at Dripp CoffeeWhere you find Granada Tile Company’s cement tiles, you’ll find great coffee and great food. Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like the Fez encaustic tile in black and white pictured above, are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately! The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of award-winning coffee shops and hot restaurants around the country — along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — are the same ones that make it perfect for your home tile project, whether used as patio tile, porch tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower 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 then call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with them before the grout even dries!

An Archway of Granada Cement Tile Brings Out The Beauty Of This Home

Sometimes even the small touches of Granada cement tile can have a big impact, amplifying the beauty of a kitchen via backsplash, a few colorful cement tiles interspersed throughout an otherwise plain wall or, as here, used the edging of an archway, emphasizing the strong, simple beauty of this Spanish-style home.  Toscana 980A in black, cream and aqua do the trick here, providing an arresting complement to the traditional rust-colored clay tiles used on the walkway.

An archway of Toscana 908A cement tiles brings out the beauty of this home

Make your space a thing of beauty with Granada Tiles cement tiles. Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like the Fez encaustic tile in blue and white, the Serengeti concrete tiles in black and cream, and the Cluny cement tiles in black and white, all pictured above, are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately! The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of award-winning coffee shops and hot restaurants around the country — along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — are the same ones that make it perfect for your home tile project, whether used as patio tile, porch tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower 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 then call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with them before the grout even dries!

Get The Look: The Cement Tile Floor of Magnolia House in Pasadena

We’re always looking down, checking out the floors, searching for cement tile.  This weekend, at brunch, we spotted these gorgeous cement tile floors at Magnolia House on  Lake Avenue in Pasadena,10_2014_MAGNOLIA_HOUSE-6.0We have many cement tile patterns and we’re always creating new ones so if we don’t have the exact cement tile pattern you’re looking for, call us!  We can find a similar pattern and manipulate the colors to come up with a close facsimile of what you’re looking for (in this case we’d suggest Perpignan or Cambria) or we can work with you to create a custom tile pattern that’s all your own!FullSizeRenderMany of the cement tile patterns in our Echo Collection are based on historic cement tile designs, imparting European flair into modern spaces and helping to bringing texture and interest to otherwise simple rooms.  Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Cluny cement tile in black and white, our Badajoz cement tile, our Fez encaustic tile in blue and white and in black and white, and our Serengeti cement tile are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately! The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of award-winning coffee shops and hot restaurants around the country — along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — are the same ones that make it perfect for your home tile project, whether used as patio tile, porch tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower 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 Tiles Fez Cement Tiles Provide Bathroom Inspiration

Writer and blogger James Kicinski-McCoy is a co-founder and editor of Mother Magazine, and co-owner and creative director of Two Son. Recently on her blog, Bleubird, she mused aloud about upgrading her four bathrooms, collecting inspiration images and Granada Tile is there, blue and white Fez cement tile, prompting dreams of things to come…James Kicinski-McCoy collects inspiring images for her upcoming bathroom renovationsBring warmth and textural interest to your space with Granada Tile Company’s cement tiles. Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like the Fez encaustic tile in blue and white pictured above, top right, are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately! The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of award-winning coffee shops and hot restaurants around the country — along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — are the same ones that make it perfect for your home tile project, whether used as patio tile, porch tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower 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 then call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with them before the grout even dries!

Are There Cement Tiles In Your Home? House Beautiful Says They Should Be!

In House Beautiful’s list of 120 Items That Should Be In Every Beautiful Home, Granada Tile’s Fez cement tiles are there at number 45, evoking exotic travels, if only in your imagination.  120 Things That Belong In Every House Beautiful Home

What? You don’t have any cement tiles in your home?  What are you waiting for? Our Fez encaustic tile in black and white pictured above, are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately! Or chose from another one of our many designs and have them custom-colored to make the best of your home’s beautiful decor.  The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of award-winning coffee shops and hot restaurants around the country — along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — are the same ones that make it perfect for your home tile project, whether used as patio tile, porch tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower 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 then call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with them before the grout even dries!

 

Cement Tile Is The Best Tile Flooring For Indoor Showers

This post originally appeared on Steam Showers Inc, the largest distributor of steam showers and walk-in tubs in the US

Top decorating trends in 2016 and 2017 involve homeowners reinventing the way they think about the various spaces in their home. According to Elle Décor, the bathroom is one of these areas getting some extra thought. No longer are homeowners choosing between functionality and beauty. The modern age of design gives us both, along with a myriad of options to choose from for a completely customizable experience.

One of the best ways to revamp a bathroom and create a seamless design scape is to re-surface the shower. Tiles are the go-to material for bathrooms and showers, but that doesn’t mean you have to go with the same, boring square tiles. There are so many designs, shapes, sizes, and colors to choose from. It is also important to consider the different manufacturing processes, as they aren’t all created equal.

Granada Tile's blue and white Fez cement tile is both the wall tile and the floor tile of this indoor shower

 

Cement Vs. Ceramic Vs. Glass Vs. Stone: Which is Best for Indoor Showers?

Cement tile is enjoying a recent return to the spotlight and is one of the most sought after home materials on the market today. Its unlimited design options lend to its popularity, which are made possible by the manufacturing process that involves pouring a mixture of cement, sand, and dye into molds that are then pressed with 2,000 pounds of pressure.

Ceramic tile is manufactured from clay and powdered glazes and is fired in a kiln to harden. They come in many designs and intricate patterns and offer something for every type of preference. They look very similar to cement tiles but aren’t quite as durable and will exhibit signs of wear and tear more quickly.

Glass tile is a popular choice for colorful backsplashes in kitchens, but being incredibly slippery, it doesn’t make for the best option for indoor showers.

Natural stone tile like slate and marble is known for use in kitchens, often for countertops and backsplashes. This type of tile is more vulnerable to water absorption and should not be used in high moisture areas.

The Best Option for Indoor Shower Tile: Cement Tiles

Built to last, cement tiles will stand up to the test of time and nature. For an indoor shower that may be used after pool time or for regular bathing, you need to look for a product that can handle heavy use, moisture, spills from products, and scratches. Cement tiles can withstand these stressors and still look great for many years. Here are additional reasons why cement tiles are the perfect option for your indoor shower floor and surround.

1. Cement Tile is Water Resistant (As Long As It Is Sealed Correctly).

You will want to make sure that you choose a tile that can combat water and moisture damage. The type of tile should do fine when submerged in water. If cement tile can handle residential and commercial pool surrounds, it can handle whatever your family’s daily showering habits throws at it.

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2. Cement Tile is Non-Slippery

Worry less about slipping accidents by choosing an indoor shower tile that is much less slip prone than porcelain tiles due to the naturally porous surface that does not bead up water. Tip: Consider a smaller tile design for the floor of your indoor shower for more grout lines and more traction.

3. Cement Tile is Incredibly Customizable

One of the most well-loved things about cement tile is how customizable it is. Mix and match patterns, swap colors in a pattern to create a unique alternative, or come up with your own sketched design to create something one-of-a-kind. Use the same cement tile design on the floor and walls of the shower, or mix it up with a few different patterns and solids in complementary shades.

4. Cement Tile is Strong

When you design an indoor shower, you need to use materials that are truly built to last. The shower in your home gets used on a daily basis, most likely multiple times a day. Choose a shower material that won’t chip, warp from water, or scratch. For tile, this option is cement tile.

Now that you know all of the reasons why cement tile is the best and most stylish option for indoor showers, it’s time to start designing your functional and beautiful bathroom space.

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How to Customize Cement Tiles

 

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Get The Look: Perch Restaurant

We have many cement tile patterns and we’re always creating new ones. However, if we don’t have the exact cement tile pattern you’re looking for, we have two solutions: we can manipulate the colors in our existing concrete tile patterns to come up with a close facsimile of what you’re looking for or we can work with you to create a custom tile pattern!  For example, we recently came across this shot of Perch, a restaurant in New York City in The New York Times:Perch NYT 100916 GTLGorgeous, yes? We think so too!  While we don’t have that exact tile patterns here are some close re-creations. First up, our Copenhagen cement tileCopenhagen-a-la-PerchPerpignan is another possibility, a little more angular in its rendition:Perpignan-21-a-la-PerchAnd here is yet another possibility, Provence.  Slightly more elaborate, it brings a airiness to this sky, cream, taupe, midnight and cordoba color scheme.  Provence-a-la-PerchLet us help you discover or create the cement tile pattern of your dreams! We’re happy to create a custom tile for your project or, if you’re looking for something immediately, many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like the Cluny black and white cement tiles pictured above, are in stock and ready to ship out to you today! The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of award-winning coffee shops and hot restaurants around the country — along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance — are the same ones that make it perfect for your home tile project, whether used as patio tile, porch tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower 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 then call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with them before the grout even dries!