Granada Tile Fez Cement Tile in Living, Etc.

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One of our favorite photos, among the many we have in our archives of the stunning spaces that our clients have created using Granada TIle cement tile, is Adriana Lopez’s spacious bathroom.  Filled with tropical plants, rustic decor, its almost a retreat in itself.  We love how the sun, streaming in from the skylight above, sparkles on our Fez cement tile in blue and white.  Used as both floor tile and wall tile, it creates a space that is at once exotic and modern simultaneously.

This interior, originally shot by photographer Marcia Prentice for Apartment Therapy, seems to have taken on a life of its own, popping up on blogs, in magazines and on websites all around the globe. So although we weren’t surprised, we were certainly excited and flattered to learn that it appeared in Living, Etc., further spreading the concrete tile love worldwide. If you don’t know Living, Etc., a shelter publication out of the U.K., you need to check it out.  It’s one of our favorite magazines so we’re particularly pleased to appear in its pages.

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Granada Tile Fez Cement Tile as bathroom floor tile and bathroom wall tile as seen in Living, Etc.

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.

Cement Tile Style: Design Publicist Molly Schoenveld’s Cluny Bathroom in Lonny

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In the most recent issue of Lonny Magazine, a black and white palette equals instant sophistication in the “London in Los Angeles” Hancock Park neighborhood townhouse of design publicist Molly Schoneveld.

The bathroom pre-renovation was beige and blah.

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Thinking it’s time to update your own bathroom?  The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of restaurants — 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.

 

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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Granada Cement Tiles Ronda Standard Colorway

 

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.

 

A New Barbara Bestor Project Using Granada Tile’s Fez Cement Tiles in C Magazine

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It’s no secret that we here at Granada Tile love architect Barbara Bestor.  Bestor feels the same way about us and about our concrete tiles, especially our Fez encaustic tile design which she first used in Los Angeles coffee shop, Silver Lake’s Intelligentsia Coffee, still one of the most Instagrammed spots in Los Angeles.  In a new project, for photographer Dewey Nicks and his wife Stephanie, beautifully photographed by Dewey for this month’s C Magazine, Granada Tile’s Fez cement tiles from our Echo Collection covers the floor of  the master bathroom in their Carpenteria home to stunning effect.  Amplifying the concrete tile’s bright blue, matching vanities in a complementary hue.

“We wanted to be able to take bicycles, paddleboards and kayaks in and out of the house—to have a place that sand could come into—so, almost like a garage,” says Dewey.  No wonder Bestor chose our concrete tile.  The hardy durable material with the feel of silk can stand up to whatever life — and a surf-loving family — can throw at it and come out looking beautiful. Now wonder Bestor uses it for so many projects — like Intelligentsia and Hollywood’s Beachwood Cafe — that see a lot of wear and tear.

The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for use as bathroom floor tile, 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.

Behind The Cement Tile: Granada Tile’s Santander Concrete Tile

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As regular readers may know, Granada Tile’s global perspective and love of travel means that we like to name our encaustic tile patterns after cities, countries and favorite spots around the world that inspire us.  Case in point, our Santander cement tile.  Located in the north of Spain, the town of Santander was settled early on, though it’s difficult to determine the exact date.  However, it’s likely that the bay, sheltered from storms and winds, a source of water and power and a good point from which to spot potential enemies, was the origin point.  This seashore, with its wide swaths of changing color due to the shifting patterns of waves and calm, wet sand and dry sand became the inspiration for our concrete tile pattern.  The four simple parallel lines of these Santander encaustic tiles echo that pattern.

Depending on how these cement tiles are laid, Santander concrete tile can take on many guises.  Above, at Horse Thief, a popular barbecue spot in Los Angeles’s Grand Central Marketplace, laying these wall tiles so that the diagonals run one way and then the other, creates a strong geometric presence.

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In another cement tile installation, used as the kitchen tile backsplash in this San Francisco space designed by Tim Balon, it takes on a much wilder, bolder and graphic tone, bringing life to the clean, sleek contemporary kitchen.

And while this concrete tile pattern is shown in black and white, which is available in our cement tile shop, if you’re curious to play with color, it’s a great pattern with which to get creative.

The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for a hardworking coffee shop’s cement tile floor or restaurant’s concrete tile floor or a barbecue’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 213-482-8070 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

Bathroom Tile: Why Granada Tile’s Cement Tile Is A Great Choice For Shower Floor Tile

 

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Beyond their beauty, Granada Tile’s cement tiles are a great choice for a shower stall floor tile installation because concrete tiles are less likely to be slippery when wet than their porcelain tile counterparts.  Although encaustic tiles feel smooth and velvety to the touch, when seen up close cement’s surface has a natural variation that gives it some “grab”.  And, because concrete is naturally porous, instead of beading up on the surface or forming a film as water is apt to do on glazed tiles, water is absorbed by the tiles.

Above, Normandy cement tiles bring elegance to an Arcadia bathroom’s shower tile floor. Below, in an all-white bathroom, Granada Tiles’ Fez concrete tiles, in in-stock blue and white, bring a touch of whimsy to this shower’s tile floor.

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Below, custom-colored Estrella encaustic tiles bring a touch of the Greek Isles to this bathroom. Extending the bathroom tile floor into the shower stall tile is one quick trick to making a small bathroom feel bigger.

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop floor tile or restaurant tile floor — in addition to 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, whether used as shower floor tile or shower wall tile, bathroom floor tile, kitchen backsplash tile, fireplace tile surround or outdoors as patio tile.  Start by visiting our cement tile 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.

 

 

A Granada Tile Normandy Cement Tile Floor Brings Elegance To A Luxury Bathroom Renovation

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Depending on their color and pattern, Granada Tile’s cement tile designs can fit style sensibilities ranging from the bohemian to the traditional, from modern to elegant.

Granada Tile’s Normandy cement tile pattern definitely falls into this last category.  With its quatrefoil shape suggestive of Gothic design, Normandy concrete tile has a great traditional feel but, because it’s been pared down to its essential elements, this encaustic tile also feels very modern, making it a great choice for a contemporary space.  And, in the subtle pairing of pale grey and white, in stock colors which are available in our cement tile web store, these cement tiles wash a space with quiet elegance.

In this bathroom renovation, the idea was to stay true to the Arcadia, California home’s original Spanish Mission vibe.  Because of their matte finish, making them non-slip even when wet, extending these concrete tiles into the shower floor as floor tile extends the bathroom.  As designer Jaimee Rose points out, “Any time you can extend the bathroom floor tile into the shower, you make your bathroom look that much bigger.”  Keeping things simple, Rose chose a simple cream bathroom wall tile, letting the Normandy concrete shower floor tile be the star.

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Vintage touches like the mirrors and a fabulous Empire-style chandelier pick up the Normandy cement tiles‘ antique qualities while simple white Shaker-style cabinetry brings out its more modern side.

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For more about this renovation including the before, check out interior designer Jaimee Rose’s full piece on her blog.

The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop floor tile or restaurant tile floor — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tile is long lasting, easy care, low maintenance and less apt to be slippery when wet — are the same ones that make it perfect for your home, whether used as bathroom floor tile, shower wall tile, kitchen tile backsplash, kitchen tile floor, patio tile floor or fireplace tile surround.  Start by visiting our cement tile 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 tiles would be perfect for your home or restaurant project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installation Equation: Using Cement Tile For A Balanced Bathroom Design

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When it comes to designing a pleasing and balanced bathroom, our Granada cement tiles can be your secret weapon to creating a room that is inviting.  With their vivid colors and beautiful designs, our concrete tiles can bring in warm elements such as swirls, color, and pattern to balance a room that is innately cool. In the bathroom above, masculine elements such as the square, boxy shower stall, the angular marble ledge, the black tub, the shiny white subway tiles, and the cool stainless steel fixtures are visually softened by the swirling design of the custom colored black and white Normandy cement tile bathroom floor.  This concrete tile design’s enchanting curvaceous quatrefoil pattern is a girlish counterpoint to the heaviness of that sombre black tub and a giggly contrast to the efficiency of that white shower, creating a perfect bridge between the two that makes the room feel inviting even without that plush white robe just waiting to embrace us.  The warmth of the concrete tile pattern enables the room to easily embrace elements such as that brass bowl and wood vanity without feeling unbalanced.

Whether used to cover your bathroom floor, a shower stall, your bathroom walls, interspersed in a design with solid color tiles or as a tub surround, the beautiful tile designs and vivid colors of Granada Tile cement tiles bring beauty and warmth to your bathroom and add personality to this often lackluster room.

The qualities that make Granada Tile 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 that make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile, in the kitchen or bathroom, inside and out.  Start by visiting the Granada Tile web store to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade mastercrafted cement tiles; play with color using our interactive Echo Collection cement tile catalog; 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. 

 

 

4 Restful Granada Cement Tile Bathrooms

 

 

Here at Granada Tile, as you might imagine, we are firm believers that a restful retreat doesn’t have to be white.  If you don’t believe us, just check out these four bathrooms with their luxurious tubs   They’re proof that an imaginative blush of color mixed with an analogous neutral can provide as much of a respite against the worries of the world as a monochrome palette.  And what better way to add life to your bathroom than with our beautiful cement tiles?

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Cluny cement tile, take us away!  Paired with a clawfoot tub and a sunny setting?  Cares begone!

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St Tropez cement tiles give this bathroom a je ne sais quoi.

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Chantilly cement tile gives this bathroom the decadence of a Roman bath.

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And, of course, encaustic tiles have a other qualities that make them a natural and beautiful choice for a bathroom floor or a bathroom wall: easy care, long lasting and low maintenance.  Need help finding the concrete tiles that will bring out the best in your bathroom?  Call us for assistance: 213.482.8070.

 

In The News: Before and After Bathroom on Domaine Home Adds Fez Cement Tiles

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Fez cement tile comes to the rescue again, this time in a bathroom seen on Domaine Home and designed by Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors.  Combined with white and bright brass accents, our concrete tile adds appeal to a stunning after that is clean, bright and modern.  Take a look at the before to see what a difference!

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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.