The 2016 Kitchen Trends We’ll See in 2017

The Kitchen Trends of 2016 Per House Beautiful

When it comes to kitchen trends, cement tiles are still under the radar. But not for long. Thumbing through House Beautiful’s list of the kitchen trends that exploded in 2016, we were intrigued to spot concrete tile in three of the ten slides!
cement tiles poised for breakthrough in 2017In fact, we spotted our Fez cement tile in black and white in this kitchen. Used as the backsplash, it certainly makes the contrasting colors of this farmhouse kitchen pop. Incidentally, cement tiles pair beautifully with the kitchen trends noted here: gold and brass, bistro-inspired counter stools and hidden appliances. Other kitchen trends include; contrasting colors, open shelving, vintage-inspired pendants, giant islands and farmhouse sinks. Arguable, concrete tiles work with them all!Granada Tile's Fez cement tile in black and white shines as the backsplash in this kitchen

In other words, cement tiles are timeless. Their beautiful designs and vivid colors have graced the floors and walls of European capitols for decades. With over 40 colors and 400 designs for you to choose from, we’ve got the perfect pattern for you. Check out our interactive catalogue. Many of our most popular concrete tiles are available in stock in our cement tile shop. For example, the black and white Fez encaustic tile seen above is ready to ship out to you immediately. Call us at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project

Granada Tile Barcelona Cement Tile In Better Homes & Gardens

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With all the wet and cold weather we’re all having these days, we’re spending a lot of time in our kitchens. If you’re anything like us, it’s got you thinking that it’s time to give it an update. The easiest fix? Replacing your kitchen backplash tile with something prettier, bolder and easier to care for, like Granada Tile cement tiles! Better Homes and Gardens agrees. In their January 2016 issue, on pages 37-40, they suggest updating your kitchen back splash tiles by replacing it with beautiful kitchen tile — like our gorgeous Barcelona cement tiles seen below — whose intricate tile patterns mimic the textural beauty of wallpaper designs.

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Whether you opt for a full field of concrete tiles across your kitchen entire back splash tile, settle on a few rows above your cooktop or scatter a handful of your favorite concrete tile design in the space over your kitchen countertop or kitchen stove amidst your single color tiles (check out our solid color concrete tile offerings here), beautiful encaustic tile patterns can bring a hint of spring’s imminent beauty inside and warm up your kitchen with beautiful kitchen tile,

IMG_0132Many of our most popular cement tile patterns, like our Barcelona cement tiles, our Fez encaustic tile in blue 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 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.

 

Breaking News: Our Web Cement Tile Store Is Now Up And Open For Business

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Pop open the champagne!  We’ve finally opened the door on our web store.  Here you can discover and purchase any of the in-stock concrete tiles from our Echo Collection.  See what’s available by style or by size and get all the info on the encaustic tiles you’ll need to ensure your project turns out just right.  Not sure how many cement tiles to buy to cover your kitchen floor?  Perplexed over the number of concrete tiles you’ll need to tile-style your bathroom floor design to encaustic tile perfection?  You can do that in our web store too!  Just click on the cement tile you’re considering and drop in the square feet of your space.  Voila!  It immediately calculates the number of concrete tiles, boxes, their weight and what the shipping will cost.

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Of course, we’re always here and happy to help you with our in-stock tiles or your custom order.  Just give us a call at 213-482-8070 or email us at sales@granadatile.com

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.

Installation Equation: In a Brooklyn Kitchen, Cluny Sets a Chic Tone

Have we mentioned lately how much people love Cluny? Actually, that’s a rhetorical question. It seems like hardly a day goes by without one of Granada Tile‘s clients sending us new tile installation photos of projects with our Cluny cement tile design front and center, and we in turn share the projects with you. Earlier this week we showed you a non-traditional use of Cluny—in a fireplace installation. Today, we’ve got a project that showcases Cluny in a kitchen tile back splash with absolutely terrific results.

Today’s new concrete tile installation featuring Cluny comes out of Brooklyn and is a ravishing cement tile back splash. The feel of the space is distinctly traditional and simple, though a few modern touches add a bit of unexpected flair. Cabinets have inset panels and are enlivened by more contemporary hardware, while the sink feels as if it could fit happily into a country kitchen somewhere. Our clients relied on our Cluny cement tile design (along with a a collection of plates hung across the soffit) to bring color and pattern to the space. The juxtaposition creates a fun contrast between the more abstract design on the plates, and the concrete tiles’ more traditional pattern.

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Our clients kept things simple, palette-wise, in their Brooklyn kitchen, going for a simple yet graphic black-and-white, which extends to the Cluny cement tiles they chose for their tile back splash. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Are you interested in using our Cluny cement tile in an upcoming project? We carry it in stock in three sensational color combinations: classic white and black; chic neutral taupe, chocolate and coffee; and bold chocolate, white and sky for when you really want to make a statement with your tile installation. Of course, you can also work with us to create the concrete tile design in a custom color way so you can make your project as unique as you are.

Installation Equation: Where Barbeque Meets Cement Tile

If you love barbeque and cement tile and happen to live in Los Angeles, run, don’t walk to Horse Thief BBQ. It’s a new joint for ribs, brisket and all the trimmings located at the historic Grand Central Market in Downtown LA.

Horse Thief BBQ also, if you haven’t guessed already (given how transparent we are), has a fabulous cement tile installation featuring Granada Tile‘s sensational cement tile. For the bar back splash tiles, the owners chose our stunning, graphic Santander tile design for the space, and it really captures what we love about these particular concrete tiles.

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One of the new additions to the burgeoning Downtown LA dining scene, Horse Thief BBQ brings awesome ribs, not to mention stunning cement tile, to the mix. The owners chose our Santander tile design for the bar back splash tiles. Tile photo courtesy Horse Thief BBQ.

If you check out the tile design on our Echo Collection‘s interactive catalogue, you’ll notice that it’s a very simple pattern—just a series of four wide lines set on the diagonal. On the site, we show it in graphic black and white (that’s what they chose at Horse Thief too), but it’s a great tile design to use if you’re interested in playing with some color. It also has virtually limited layout possibilities, as you can see from the Horse Thief tile installation photo. You can create an interesting diamond pattern or lay them out going the same direction to create a chic diagonal effect. Even installing them in a random pattern is a fun option (check out this tile photo if you don’t believe us).

For folks who haven’t been down there in a while or if you’re planning a visit to LA, definitely check out Horse Thief BBQ—it’s right across from Angel’s Flight aka the Shortest Railway in the World. And don’t forget to explore. Downtown is totally having its moment and the ribs give you one more reason to mosey on down—and not just for the cement tile.