Granada Tile’s Cement Tiles Work in Every Room

Cement tiles are at home in every room

Cement tiles are at home in every room in your house. Here they are in the kitchen and in the entry of the home of the co-founder of Anthropologie. This house, seen in House Beautiful, spotlights the versatility of these beautiful, long lasting and easy care tiles. Granada Tile's Fez cement tiles in the entryway of the home of Anthropologie's co-founder Granada Tile's Fez cement tiles in the kitchen of the home of Anthropologie's co-founder No matter which room you choose, Granada Tile’s cement tiles fit beautifully. They’re easy care, long lasting and low maintenance. We have over 40 colors and 400 designs to choose from. Accordingly, start by visiting our cement tile shop. In fact, many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like the Fez encaustic tile pictured above, are in stock and ready to ship out to you! Then, call us at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would work for your home or restaurant project. Ultimately, we’re sure you’ll fall in love before the grout even dries!

 

 

photos: Maura McEvoy

Granada Tile’s Cement Tiles Decorate Tower 12 Restaurant

Granada Tile’s cement tiles point the way to good food

Granada Tile's Serengeti Cement Tiles decorate the front of the bar at Hermosa Beach's Tower 12Follow your eyes to find the Granada Tile cement tiles and a great place to eat. Look for cement tiles from Granada Tile to point you towards good food. For this reason, we’re proud to say that we are in some of the best restaurants across the country. And, with the recent release of Zagat’s 36 Most Anticipated restaurant openings of 2016, we’re adding a new one to our list. Opening soon, Tower 12 on the Hermosa Beach pier sports a casual, beachy vibe.  Spot Granada Tile’s Serengeti cement tiles at the bar.  Badajoz cement tiles are the floor tile pattern which covers the deck that wraps around the second floor.

Granada Tile's Badajoz Cement Tiles are the floor tile at Hermosa Beach's Tower 12

The best restaurants choose Granada Tile’s concrete tiles.  Along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our encaustic tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance. These qualities are the same ones that make it perfect for your home tile project. Versatile cement tiles work as patio tile, porch tile, kitchen floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, bathroom tile, shower tile or laundry room tile. Get started today. Visit our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles. Many of our most popular concrete tile design are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately! Not sure which of our over 400 patterns to pick? We’d be delighted to help you chose the perfect design to accentuate the beauty of your project. Call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be best. 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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The Everlasting Elegance of Granada Tile’s Cluny Cement Tiles

If you are looking to add a wash of elegance to your space whether your kitchen, your bathroom or your outdoor patio, look no further than Granada Tile’s Cluny cement tilesThe outdoor patio at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster in Vancouver, a popular seafood restaurant, is paved in Granada Tile Company's Cluny cement tiles, bringing added elegance to this popular outdoor dining spotAbove, on the patio of Vancouver’s Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Granada Tile’s Cluny cement tiles used as patio tile elevate this outdoor space, transforming a place for simple seafood feasts and making dinner feel like a special occasion.  Imagine what this outdoor concrete tile could do for your home!inHabit architecture & designIn this Philadelphia kitchen, a Cluny encaustic tile patten in shades of white, sky and black complement classic Shaker-style cabinets in pale blue.  So much more intriguing than a plain kitchen tile backsplash, don’t you think?

Granada Tile's Cluny cement tile used as the bathroom floor in this striking bathroom designed by Dierdre DohertyUsed as bathroom tile in this sumptuous master bath, Cluny cement tiles kick this already luxurious room up into the stratosphere, underling the space’s old fashioned glamor, stark modernity and classic beauty. In the breakfast nook below, interior designer Tamara Kaye-Honey relied on Cluny cement tiles, using them for the kitchen floor tile where they magnify the opulent beauty of this stately historic Glendale, California estate.The breakfast nook of a home in Glendale relies on Granada Tile Company's Cluny cement tiles to bring in the eleganceIs there a room in your home that could use a touch of elegance and beauty? Granada Tile Company’s Cluny cement tiles in black and white, in chocolate, white and sky or in taupe, chocolate and coffee, are in stock and ready to ship out to you today! And they can also be custom colored to enhance the individual beauty of your home. 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 Tile’s Valencia Cement Tile Featured In the July 2016 Issue of Interior Design Magazine

 

 

July 2016’s issue of Interior Design magazine features a beautiful feature on tiles and Granada Tile Company’s Valencia cement tiles are there!Interior Design cover July 2016The blue and white cement tile is a standout, reading as both modern and timeless.  Granada Tile Company's Valencia cement tiles in the July 2016 issue of Interior Design MagazineValencia, one of our newest cement tile designs, is one of a large selection of tile patterns available in our Echo Collection and can be custom-colored to suit any space. Some of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Cluny concrete tile, 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.

GET THE LOOK: A Glamorous Outdoor Patio On Apartment Therapy

A courtyard in Cape Town, South Africa, is made inviting by a patchwork of cement tiles

In a home in Cape Town, South Africa seen on Apartment Therapy, an inviting courtyard is made even more attractive with the addition of a floor of cement tiles.  The patchwork of patterns ground a pastiche of collected furniture in natural and pink rattan adding up to a collected space that feels curated and glamorous.  A controlled palette that depends on a mix of blues keeps the space thoughtful rather than chaotic.

A courtyard in Cape Town, South Africa, is made inviting by a patchwork of cement tiles

Considering a patchwork of cement tiles for your own outdoor space?  Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Cluny concrete tile, 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. We’d love to help you choose the perfect cement tile pattern to beautiful your home or restaurant!

 

 

Granada Tile Cluny Cement Tile At Teleferic Barcelona in Walnut Creek

A little bit of this, a little bit of that…it’s what we love about a tapas plate. So we were very excited to hear that @TelefericBarcelona, the renowned Spanish tapas joint, has opened in Walnut Creek, in the Bay Area.  And our Cluny cement tiles are there!

Granada Tile cement tiles cover the bar at Teleferic Barcelona in Walnut CreekAn open kitchen sets the tone for the convivial eaterie, which is family-owned and run. Tapas carts make their way through the space dim-sum style, adding to the sleek restaurant’s bustling atmosphere. Designed by Oakland-based @ArcsineArchitecture, the space’s industrial vibe is lively with color from blue booths to red chairs and tables to Spanish-style concrete tiles, among them this bar covered in our Cluny cement tiles.   Granada Tile's Cluny cement tiles at the bar in Teleferic Barcelona in Walnut CreekMany of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Cluny concrete tile, 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.

Images: top image via Arcsine; bottom image by Patricia Chang via EaterLA

 

Granada Tile Cement Tile In Martha Stewart’s New Magazine, Organizing

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Get The Look of this bathroom tile floor as seen in Martha Stewart’s Organizing using our Serengeti cement tile as your bathroom floor tile

 

Say what you will about Martha Stewart, you have to admit she’s the Queen of Clean and the master of the perfectly styled space.  It’s only curious that she’s waited this long to launch a magazine to share the secrets of her impeccably organized interiors.  Organizing is on newsstands now and we’re so thrilled to be in it!

Martha Organizing cover Winter 2016

Our Fez cement tiles appear on page 67 of the magazine as part of a bathroom GET THE LOOK feature. Our Serengeti concrete tile would also be another choice inspired by the encaustic tiles in this bold blue and white bathroom. Ordered in custom-colored blue and white, they would mimic the look of these tiles exactly.

Martha Organizing GT Winter 2016

Many of our most popular tiles, like our Fez encaustic tile in blue and white, shown here (also in black and white), our Cluny concrete tile and our Serengeti cement tile are in stock and ready to ship! 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 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 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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this old house pg 40 May 2015

 

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. 

 

Taking Care Of Your Cement Tile: Black Soap

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How do you take care of cement tiles?  That’s a question we’re often asked.  But, when we suggest using a Ph-neutral soap, our answer often draws a blank look from customers.  We thought we’d explain a little bit more about what we mean and link to some of our favorite cleansers for keeping your concrete tiles looking their best.

The traditional soap for cleaning cement tile is black soap.  Known as savon noir in France, it’s made from olive husks leftover from making olives and olive oil.  The oil-based soap is neutral and gentle.  In fact, the same soap that cleans your floors can be used to wash your pets!  It even keeps away the bugs in your garden and naturally seals your floors.  Le Savonnier Marseillais is one brand we love.  The natural lavender scent is a bonus and certainly a big step up from artificially scented cleansers.  You can buy it here.

Other brands we love are Bauwerk (though it’s hard to find outside of Australia) and Marius Fabre which comes in both liquid and paste forms.  Mixed with water, it’s the perfect soap for cleaning your cement tile floors while keep them looking beautiful and bright for years to come.  Easy to clean and easy to care for, our concrete floors are the perfect choice for adding low maintenance beauty to your home’s indoor and outdoor spaces.

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.

To get the look of the tiles shown here, try our Burgos tiles.