Toscano Cement Tiles Ground A Beautiful Bathroom

Cement Tiles Finish A Room Beautifully

Granada Tiles' Toscano cement tiles tie the rustic, glamorous and industrial elements of this bathroom into a stylish whole

What’s the style of your room? Is it Industrial? Maybe it’s a little rustic? Or is it glamorous? When it comes to cement tiles, your room can be all three! Take this bathroom designed by Jenika Kurtz of J. Kurtz Designs. Kurtz renovated the bathroom for her parent’s home in Wisconsin.

Granada Tiles' Toscano cement tiles tie the rustic, glamorous and industrial elements of this bathroom into a stylish whole

She chose Granada Tile’s Toscano cement tiles for the bathroom floor. Mustard, black and yellow nod to the room’s many influences, elements and colors. The vintage claw foot bath, the industrial framing around the shower and toilet rooms, the crystal chandelier from Pottery Barn. The geometry of the concrete tile pattern finishes the room perfectly.  It’s a little bit rustic, a little bit glamorous, a little bit industrial and whole lot of appealing!   Granada Tiles' Toscano cement tiles tie the rustic, glamorous and industrial elements of this bathroom into a stylish whole

She chose Granada Tile’s Toscano cement tiles for the bathroom floor. Mustard, black and yellow nod to the room’s many influences, elements and colors. Grounded by the geometry of the pattern and its classic design finishes the room perfectly.  It’s a little bit rustic, a little bit glamorous, a little bit industrial and whole lot of appealing!

Of course, this is not the only one of our cement tile patterns can do this trick. 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.

Photos by Andrea Rugg

A Modern Kitchen With Black & White Accents

Black & White Fez Cement Tiles In A Show Stopping Kitchen Design

In a rustic modern home in Dutchess County New York, designed by Studio Marchetti, this kitchen brings the “wow” factor! Our black & white Fez cement tiles take it from super to stunning, packing a powerful punch.

A vibrant kitchen by Studio Marchetti gets extra punch from Granada Tile's Fez cement tiles

The graphic pattern easily balances the white cabinetry and is the perfect transition between the warmth and beauty of the wood refrigerator surround, the outdoors, the floor and the more room’s more linear elements.

A vibrant kitchen by Studio Marchetti gets extra punch from Granada Tile's Fez cement tiles

This is a perfect example of the versatility of our Fez cement tile pattern. Although it’s based on classic Moroccan patterns, its arrangement of squares and lines makes it a timeless choice. We think it’s the ideal design to consider when you want to find a way to bring hygge into a spare, contemporary space.

A vibrant kitchen by Studio Marchetti gets extra punch from Granada Tile's Fez cement tiles

Of course, this is not the only one of our cement tile patterns that performs this singular miracle. Actually, many of our over 400 designs shine when created in black & white. 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.

photos by Amanda Fitzpatrick Photography

In A Small Space, Mini Concrete Tiles Offer Maximum Impact

They may be mini, but their impact is big

Have you checked out our minis collection of cement tiles? These small scale tiles were inspired by the classic zellige tiles of Morocco. They’re tiny, it’s true, but their design impact is a mighty powerful one!

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

Take a look at this project by Stefani Stein shown here. The perfectly organized mudroom has everything including a place to hang your hat.

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

There’s even space for the dog to rest and eat. Built in water and food bowls are clad in the same mini Cross Star pattern.

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

And minis mix well with other patterns!

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

Chose from our Minis Collection when you want to add subtle drama to a small space. Along with our Star Cross pattern, we also have chevrons, kites, and scales, all available in the same wide range of colors as our regular concrete tiles. Go monochromatic, or perhaps you might want to try a blend of shades or go for contrasting hues. We think you’ll agree: small is beautiful!  

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

photographs by Tessa Neustadt

How Backsplash Tiles Will Improve the Look and Feel of Your Kitchen

Kitchen Backsplash Tiles

Kitchens are the heart of the home and, for most homeowners, it’s important that they are just as lovely as they are functional. Guests congregate in the kitchen, holidays are centered around them, and much of daily living takes place there. A kitchen sustains us and provides us with many wonderful memories, so it should be a place you love to spend time in.

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways you can completely change the look and feel of your kitchen is with the backsplash. All it takes is a different color and style and you’ve instantly upgraded your kitchen. When searching for the right material for your backsplash revamp, pay attention to cement tiles. They come in a virtually endless array of colors, patterns, and designs, and allow you to turn your vision into a reality, no matter what it looks like.

Backsplash Tiles Make a Kitchen Look Bigger and Brighter

If you have a dark kitchen that lacks adequate sunshine, then a light colored backsplash can immediately brighten up the space and make it look larger. Light tones like white, ivory and cream reflect light and make a small or dark space appear more open, from floor to ceiling. Just changing the color of the backsplash can drastically improve the look and feel of your kitchen and turn it into a brighter, airier space versus a dark uninviting one.

Backsplash Tiles Add Strength and Structural Integrity

Kitchens are well used every single day. They experience plenty of wear and tear and a backsplash can help protect the walls of your kitchen by acting as a durable buffer. The areas behind the sink and counters often get splashed with water and other liquids and food items, which can cause hard-to-clean stains and even lead to water damage and mold. Prevent scratches and stains on the walls with a well-sealed cement tile backsplash, and avoid serious damage down the road.

Backsplash Tiles Create a Stylish Focal Point

If your kitchen is lacking style, you can instantly improve a plain, boring space with a new tiled backsplash in a fresh color and pattern. An aqua backsplash tile adds uplifting color, and a series of floral cement tiles add drama, elegance, and style and act as a focal point. Tile the entire wall behind the kitchen counter, only up to the cabinets, or tile a fun design just behind the stove and up the wall. Even a small amount of cement tile on the backsplash will take the style to a whole new level and add a perfect punch of color and flair to an otherwise plain space.

Backsplash Tiles Make Clean Up Easy

Tiles are one of the easiest materials to keep clean because all it takes is a swipe with a damp sponge or cloth, and most splatters and marks are gone. No more embarrassing spots or stains, and you can have your kitchen cleaned and ready to present to guests in a snap!

Backsplashes Can Change the Theme of Your Kitchen

If there’s a particular style you want for your kitchen, such as a Fixer Upper inspired farmhouse or an eclectic bohemian style, a backsplash might be all it takes to achieve the look you’re going for. Crisp white tiles look classic yet charming and farmhouse-worthy, coupled with a farmhouse sink, of course. Posh black and white mosaic or geometric tiles ooze elegance. Even if you don’t change the color of the walls or replace the cabinets, a refresh of the tile backsplash can completely change the theme and style of your kitchen.

Backsplash Tiles Hide Wall Damage and Imperfect Areas

If your kitchen countertops don’t sit perfectly flush against the wall, a tiled backsplash can hide any discrepancies nicely. If there are any scuff marks or damage to your kitchen wall, a backsplash of cement tiles can hide these not-so pretty areas and prevent anymore damage from happening.

Backsplash Cement Tiles Add Perceived Value

Cement tiles look beautiful and expensive, and ooze style. Even though they’ve been around for centuries, cement tiles evoke a certain high-end style that seems only available to celebrity homes, designers, and magazine-worthy spaces. However, cement tiles are affordable and practical, and can add a serious boost to the overall look and feel of your kitchen. Cement tiles make your kitchen look effortlessly chic and add a boost of perceived value to your entire kitchen.

Cement tiles are the perfect choice for your kitchen backsplash if you want to completely change the look and feel of your kitchen with one cost-effective upgrade.

Granada Tile offers one of the widest selections of top grade cement tiles for the kitchen backsplash, with many beautiful styles to choose from as well as the opportunity for homeowners to personalize and customize their own designs. Get in touch with the sales team today to begin designing your kitchen upgrade.

A Dramatic Bathroom Focal Point

Use Cement Tile To Create A Focal Point

In a recent post on Design*Sponge, interior designer Regan Baker suggested 10 ways to infuse your space with color. She included this beautiful image of a project she designed. She also shared some advice on intriguing new ways to use tile:

2. Tile in Unexpected Places – “Sometimes, a kitchen or bathroom becomes more intriguing based on where you choose to put your tile. Extending a simple tile backsplash in the kitchen to cover the stove range hood will keep the design clean and fluid. In a bathroom, create an accent wall with a patterned, colored tile, while using a neutral tile for the rest of the bathroom.” By keeping the rest of the space a neutral white, bold patterns like the Granada tiles on the wall and a rug by HD Buttercup can exist in harmony.

Granada Tile's Fez cement tile is a dramatic focal point in a bathroom

Whether your style leans towards the bright or your taste is more subtle, we’re sure one of our cement tile patterns will catch your eye. With a palette of over 40 colors to chose from, you’re guaranteed to find one that works for your home. 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.

A Gorgeous Copper & Cement Tile Kitchen

Copper Is The Medal Winner In Today’s Kitchens

Copper is taking the lead in today’s kitchens. Arguably, stainless steel accessories and appliances ruled the kitchen for many years. It telegraphed the message that the kitchen was a serious place. But, now, warm toned metals are beginning to shine. Here’s one example, in a design by Fawn Galli Interiors. The soft gray of Granada Tile’s Normandy cement tile provides the perfect foil.

Granada Tile's Normandy cement tile is the ideal background for warm copper accentsAbove, the metallic jewelry seen in the the stove hood, the pipe and the hardware adds a flirtatious feminine touch. Below, who says a kitchen can’t be fun? We love the addition of those soft fur topped bar stools. Oooh la la!
Granada Tile's Normandy cement tile is the ideal background for warm copper accents

Whichever way the trends may lead, Granada cement tiles prove their timeless appeal. With over 40 vibrant colors and 400 eye-catching designs to choose from, they can work in styles from traditional to modern to bohemian. 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 Costas Picadas 

Kitchen Wall Tiles: How to Add Color and Style to Your Kitchen

Kitchen Wall Tiles

Tiles are a beloved material for kitchen designs; they are durable, easy to clean and maintain, and they can add a nice dose of style. The backsplash is the most common way tiles are used in the kitchen, but there are many other ways they can add color, style, and texture to a kitchen.

Cement Tiles for Kitchen Walls

The most popular type of tile used in kitchens is the ceramic tile for its sleek, easy to clean surface and durability. But another type of tile that is just as low maintenance and even more durable is the cement tile. Unlike ceramic tiles, cement tiles are made with a hard-wearing mixture of cement, sand, pigment, and powdered minerals that is poured into molds and set with 2,000 pounds of hydraulic pressure. The result is an incredibly durable product that is not easily faded or worn. Cement tiles make a great choice for kitchen walls because they can hold up for a long time with minimal wear and maintenance while retaining their original luster. When thinking about the ways you can enhance your kitchen with wall tiles, consider the following ideas.

Create a Focal Point

Cement tile comes in an almost unlimited array of colors and patterns and you can create a really unique decorative feature for your kitchen walls. Choose one, two, or multiple cement tiles and a statement color and pattern, and install them on one of the walls in the kitchen, or as a focal point like a medallion design or patchwork pattern on a small section, like above the stove top.

Extend the Backsplash to the Walls

A popular design feature seen in many magazines is extending the kitchen wall tiles beyond the backsplash and up the entire wall. This look works well for both modern homes and traditional spaces alike, and can be very sleek and contemporary or elegant and sophisticated. Many homeowners choose a white or light neutral tone for the wall tiles to avoid overpowering the entire kitchen, and there are many cement tiles from Granada Tile company that boast a subtle pattern with a mixture of soft, serene colors that add just the right amount of wow-factor.

Tile Behind Open Shelves or Glass Panel Cabinets

If you have any open shelves in your kitchen, tiling up behind them adds an extra boost of color and style to your walls. If you have glass front cabinets, you can have tiles installed inside of them to show through the glass doors. This look adds an unexpected pop of color and texture without needing many objects on the shelves.

Tie in the Colors with Other Home Accents

You can coordinate pops of color in the other rooms in your home with your cement kitchen wall tiles. If your adjacent living room or dining room uses accents of blue, purple, or green, you can use tiles in those same colors or complementary shades to balance the spaces and tie them together. Even if you change out those colored accents in your other rooms, whether they be pillows, rugs, or art work, the colored tile in the kitchen will still provide a nice array of color and style to your kitchen. If you’d prefer to avoid bright colors in the kitchen, choose a neutral tone in an interesting pattern like a floral or Moorish mosaic for a timeless statement piece.

Incorporate a Medallion or Centerpiece on a Wall

One of the main benefits of cement tiles is the infinite amount of designs you can choose and create. With help from the Granada Tile team, buyers can create their own 100% unique custom tile, providing us with colors and patterns you want to recreate. If there’s a special décor detail, family crest or emblem, or other design element like a medallion you love, incorporate the design on one of your kitchen walls to create a work of art.

Think Pattern: Stripes and Checkerboard

Be unique and skip the paint or wallpaper for your kitchen walls. Instead, tile them all completely and use cement tiles in a pattered layout to mimic more conventional wall coverings. You can have cement tiles laid in stripes with two different colors, laid in a geometric pattern, or in a checkerboard pattern. For your kitchen, you can wow with style and combat messes with stylish and durable tiled walls.

Cement wall tiles offer both exceptional style and durability for the room of the house where you relax with your family and host elegant dinner parties. Take inspiration from our ideas for using tile to add color and style to your kitchen and design a space you love to look at as much as you love to live in.

The cement tile experts at Granada Tile are waiting to help you choose the perfect tile design and layout for your kitchen walls. Give us a call today!

Granada Tile’s Fez Cement Tile Adds A Beach Vibe

Get That Beach Feeling With Fez Cement Tile

This update of a beach home in Lincoln City, Oregon designed by blogger Lisa Ng of This Beautiful Day gets a seaside vibe from our Fez cement tiles in blue and white. Covering the floor of this coastal property, they’re a perfect pairing with the rustic vanity from Wayfair. Designed as a AirBnB rental, we’ve no doubt that it’ll be a popular spot with vacationers. In our opinion, our Fez cement tiles give it that something extra that makes it appealing. Plus their craftsmanship and durability ensures that they’ll be bright and beautiful for years to come. We think they’re an excellent investment!

Fez cement tile in the bathroom of a beach home from This Beautiful Day Blog

It’s no wonder Granada Tile’s Fez cement tiles are so popular! They’re the chameleons of the concrete tile world, able to fit into many styles, from bohemian to beachy, exotic to modern and graphic. However, our Fez concrete tiles are only one of our many tile patterns. We’ve got over 40 vibrant colors and 400 eye-catching designs for you to choose from. 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 know you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles even before the grout dries.

Choose Granada Cement Tile For A Splendid Shower

Start Your Day With A Stupendous Shower

Houzz recently included Granada Tile in a round up up fifty fabulous showers. It’s inspired us to do our own round-up of the incredible showers that are possible with Granada Tile’s concrete tile. Of course, we won’t deny that we’re biased. Without a doubt, our encaustic tiles are stunning in the shower. First of all, there’s their beautiful colors and patterns! With over 40 colors and 400 eye-catching designs, we’re certain there’s one style that will sing to you. And then, there’s the way that they feel underfoot. They’ve been described as soft, velvety and silky. Here’s a few ideas to get you going! Save them to your idea board (and find us) on Houzz or to your bathroom pinboard on Pinterest.

Granada Tile's solid color cement tile is the bathroom tile in Mike D's Malibu home

Solid color cement tiles in the home of Beastie Boy Mike D, designed by Barbara Bestor

Cement Tile Outdoor Shower

Our blue and white Fez cement tile (available and in stock)

Alhambra concrete tiles, also in blue and white

Tunis concrete tiles

Normandy cement tiles, available and in stock, in a French-tinged master bathroom, designed by Jaimee Rose

Granada Tile Company's Fez cement tile in black and white brings drama to a small bathroom

Black and white Fez cement tile shower, available and in stock, designed by Gianna’s Interiors

Ready to start designing your new shower stall? Check our interactive catalogue to play with colors. Or you can peruse our cement tile shop (where we have a large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles). Of course, we’re here to help you make a decision. By the same token, you can call us at 213-788-4238. Let us help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. We know you’ll fall in love with your new cement tiles even before the grout dries.

Domino Predicts Bathroom Trends For 2017

Check Out These Bathroom Trends Before You Remodel

Are you considering a bathroom remodel this year? What color scheme should you choose? Should you go for bold color or stick with white? What about lighting? Faucet design? Steam shower? So many decisions! Good thing it’s the time of year when the shelter magazines round up the best bathroom trends of the year. First up, Domino Magazine. Of course, we won’t be shy! Patterned tile and bold color are front and center!

Granada Tile's Normandy cement tiles in grey and white in a bathroom by Jaimee Rose Interiors

Especially hot are patterns influenced by Moorish and Mediterranean design. Blue and white and black and white are big. Or try an unusual color scheme! And handmade cement tiles are definitely the way to go. Granada Tile’s cement tiles hit all these marks.

We’ve got over 40 vibrant colors and 400 eye-catching designs for you to choose from. 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.