A Playful Bathroom Floor Using Tunis Cement Tiles

A Playful Bathroom Floor

For the bathroom floor of a renovated 1890s Chicago townhouse, architect Rebecca Liddy of Kulinski and Rappe Architects, was hoping to find tile that would be appropriate to the period. But she also wanted something that was bright and fun for the family’s four year old daughter. She turned to Granada Tile, choosing our Tunis Cement Tile to give the small room a playful spin. Moreover, our cement tiles are the ideal choice for a bathroom floor. The tile is smooth and not slippery. Perfect for little scampering feet!
Granada Tile's Tunis cement tile in a Chicago bathroom designed by Rebecca Liddy
This warm geometric tile was designed by Granada Tile for a client who wanted a pattern that resembled a field of stars seen from above. It was christened Tunis because the pattern felt similar to the bronze fretwork seen in that city.
Granada Tile's Tunis cement tile in a Chicago bathroom designed by Rebecca Liddy
Inspired by this project? You can order samples of this cement tile or check out the large selection of in-stock patterns in our cement tile shop. or play around with our interactive catalogue. 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 courtesy of Rebecca Liddy, Kulinski and Rappe



Granada Tile’s Cluny Cement Tiles In AD

Granada Tile’s black and white Cluny cement tiles brings subtle drama to a master bath

Chicago-based designer Donna Mondi shows that black and white is anything but basic. The simple and classic color combination always looks fresh. And, in fact, by taking color out of the design equation, Mondi puts the focus on detail and texture.Granada Tile's Cluny cement tiles in black and white bring controlled drama to this master bathMondi combines mixed metals with a faux fur bathmat. She adds unexpected designs (the vanity is modeled after an antique filing cabinet). The finishing touch: the strong black and white pattern of our Cluny cement tiles. The result is a room that is dramatic and striking. And yet, because of its controlled color palette, never garish. See more of Mondi’s tips on bringing this look into your home on AD.comGranada Tile's Cluny cement tiles in black and white bring controlled drama to this master bathWhether you’re looking for colorful tiles or a neutral color scheme, consider Granada Tile’s cement tiles. Many of our most popular concrete tile designs are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately! that includeslike the Cluny cement tiles in black and white pictured above, Along with their beautiful designs and vivid colors, our concrete tiles are long lasting, easy care and low maintenance. These qualities make it ideal for your home tile project. Encaustic tiles work 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. 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!



Meet Marcos & Melanie of Granada Tile on Monday at Coverings in Chicago

Granada Tiles will be at the Covering Trade Show, THE global tile and stone experience starting this coming Monday, April 18 and running through Thursday, April 21st.  Find us at Booth #8719.  

Granada Tile Hex Tile at Otium at The Broad Los Angeles

We’ll be debuting our new line of cement tiles designed by award-winning designer Paul Schatz (check out the look book here) as well as showing off some designs that are not on our website like the Hex concrete tiles seen at Otium at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles above, and our line of geometric concrete tiles, called Toronto and Rotterdam, like these seen at Republique in Los Angeles, below.  We’ve love to meet you!  Stop by and say hello and let us show you why we’ve got this thing with cement tiles!

Get the look of the geometric cement tiles at Republique in Los Angeles with Granada Tile's Toronto concrete tiles

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.


Get Inspired: Recent Happenings on Share Designs

If your New Year’s resolutions included a tile installation project, you’re not alone. It seems that a lot of our intrepid cement tile-philes had cement tile projects on their lists as well. At least that’s what it seems like on Share Designs since the beginning of 2014. Just as the year is shaping up to be a big one for us here at Granada Tile, it looks like it’s going to be a great one for you too! WIth that in mind, we thought we’d show you some of our recent favorites that we spotted on Share Designs.

Frequent readers will know that Fez just got some love in the form of a cement tile installation at the new Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs. The design firm, Mr. Important Design, chose our classic blue-and-white colorway, but there a lots of ways you can tweak the design. For example, Ann Wolf came up with a take that retains a bit of the classic blue but punches it up with some yellow for a sunny concrete tile that would put a bit of spring into your tile backsplash.

Fez Ann Wolf

Ann Wolf added a dose of sunny gold to our Fez cement tile design. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Another fabulous new cement tile installation featuring our concrete tiles can be found in Chicago’s Black Bull. As you might recall, this is a standout project, because of its really inventive use of our cement tiles in the Sofia pattern—they line most of the restaurants’s walls standing in for more traditional paint or wallcoverings. While Black Bull’s designers opted for a bright palette, Kate Flynn went with a primarily pink and rose combination. If you’re thinking of redoing a powder room, say, this delightful color combo would be smashing for the wall tiles.

Kate FLynn Sofia tile design

For Kate Flynn, Sofia becomes soft and subtle in pinks and roses. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Be sure to visit our interactive Echo Collection catalogue—we’ve got some tile designs we think will really float your boat. And be sure to play with colors and layouts to your heart’s content. You will find the ideal concrete tile design to fulfill your own resolution.


Installation Equation: Cement Wall Tiles Add a Lovely Layer in Chicago

At Granada Tile, we love seeing how our clients incorporate our sensational cement tiles in new and exciting ways. Don’t get us wrong—we love the backsplashes and floor tile installations that we see—but we go gaga when we see unusual cement tile installations. Take a new Chicago tapas place, Black Bull.

The restaurant bills itself as a hidden gem, and it is in more ways than one. Its big draw is its fabulous assortment of tapas and wine, but we think the space’s design is aces too. With a zinc-topped bar and classic Thonet-inspired chairs, it immediately conjures up an out of the way bôite in a fabulous European locale. Fun, industrial touches are at play too, namely the wonderful cage-like chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.

Sofia Black Bull Chicago

Granada Tile’s Sofia tile design, installed on walls, provides a stunning backdrop for the tapas served at Black Bull in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Photo courtesy Joseph Davis Castleberry.

Of course, given its deep Spanish roots, it’s no wonder Granada Tile is in the mix, since cement tiles were especially popular in both Spain and France in the 19th century. So, on the walls, our Sofia cement tile design appears. As you might have guessed, we absolutely love this idea.

Instead of being covered in wallpaper or paint, the concrete tiles offer both fabulous color and glorious texture. The tile installation proves once again that cement tile works in just about any application you can think of. What’s more, the bight colors of the pattern play off the heavier shades of the furnishings ensuring a truly lively experience.

Headed to Chicago soon? Be sure to check out Black Bull. Planning a tile installation project? Be sure to check out our interactive Echo Collection catalogue for more great cement tile inspiration. And, if it’s this particular take on Sofia you’ve got your heart set on, you’re in luck: this tile design happens to be one our in-stock patterns.


Installation Equation: Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Granada Tile’s Stripes Range of Cement Tiles

It’s Fourth of July week here in the United States. For most people, that means visions of barbecues, the beach and lemonade. It also means encountering your fair share of stars and stripes. As you can imagine, at Granada Tile, we take stripes very seriously given our Echo Collection’s new—and beloved—stripes range of cement tile we recently introduced. With that in mind, we thought we’d share some installation ideas featuring the new concrete tile designs so that you can create your very own All-American tile installation.

First up, what could be better than using a concrete tile named after the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia? Each tile features a pattern of six stripes laid out in parallel, irregularly-spaced lines. If you’re looking for a simple, rhythmic tile installation that would work great for a bathroom tile installation, this is the one for you.


In red and white, Granada Tile’s Philadelphia tile design brings All-American flair to any tile installation. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Want to have red, white and blue in your next tile cement installation? Try using the bold color combination in our Chicago tile design. Chicago is a fantastic tile design with a lovely pattern of five thin parallel lines per tile. With a white ground, the other shades you choose really stand out. For a marvelous cement tile backsplash, this is really the way to go.

Chicago tile design

For a patriotic touch in our next tile installation, try out our Chicago cement tile design. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

These fabulous cement tiles look great, it practically goes without saying, when paired with designs from our other collections too. Try off-setting their crisp geometry with our Antique floor tiles for a warm, inviting old-world touch, or pair them with other tiles from our Echo Collection to add a bit more pattern into, say, your kitchen tile backsplash.

Here’s to getting inspired with cement tile this Fourth of July weekend!


Breaking News: Granada Tile in Print and New Additions to the Stripes Range of Cement Tiles

House Beautiful cover

Three new tile designs from Granada Tile appear in the June 2013 issue of House Beautiful

Our big year here at Granada Tile continues! We’ve been thrilled to receive lots of press coverage for our stunning cement tile designs. In just the past few months alone, we’ve been featured in Architectural Digest, Dwell‘s special renovation issue and Angeleno. Today we’re so excited to report that our wonderful concrete tiles have been covered in yet another outstanding design publication: House Beautiful.

Yep. That’s right. A few of the newest sensational additions to our Echo Collection, from our Stripes range, have hit the magazine’s pages. If you’ve checked out the Echo Collection catalogue, you might have caught a glimpse of these guys, but in general we’ve been keeping them under wraps for a bit, until the big reveal. Now the cat’s out of the bag.

Without further ado, we’re delighted to introduce you to three additional members of the Stripes family—Miami, Chicago and Boulder. The concrete tiles join Boston, Nashville, Philadelphia and Seattle, which we shared with you a couple of months back. All of the tiles in the the range are a geometric homage to the spirit of some of America’s great cities. They rhythmic patterns distill the rich, diverse culture found in them.  Both Boulder and Miami have wide rows of stripes (Boulder’s are a bit thicker). Chicago boasts thinner stripes in two shades.

Boulder, Chicago, Miami

Boulder, Chicago, and Miami are three new tile designs from the Stripes range. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

As with all of our Echo Collection cement tiles, these tiles are as durable and versatile as they are beautiful. You can’t go wrong when you opt for cement tiles from our Stripes range for your kitchen tile, bathroom tile or wall tile. Visit our interactive Echo Collection and see for yourself how you can personalize them for your next tile installation.


Breaking News: Custom Normandy for a Chic Chicago Kitchen

Longtime readers of Granada Tile‘s Cement Tile Blog will know that we take great pride in the custom options we offer our customers. Take one look at our Share Designs page, and you’ll see all sorts of cement tile-philes experimenting with palettes to create unique, highly personal concrete tile designs. You can imagine how pleased we were to receive tile photos from one of our clients—sharing a kitchen tile installation in Chicago featuring our Normandy tile design in a custom palette.

If you love Normandy, from our Echo Collection, you can generally order it as part of our in-stock cement tile program. Available in gray and white, it’s a great tile design that takes a traditional pattern and pares it down to create something at once classic and modern. It’s exactly these qualities that make it fit so well into the Chicago kitchen—with its blend of classic and contemporary elements, the space requires a tile design that bridges the gap.


Our client chose a custom color combination for the Normandy cement tile installation. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

The room’s palette is fresh and contemporary—bright white for the cabinets and a warm gray shade for the walls, along with blonde wood for the floors. A pair of simple pendant light fixtures don’t overpower the space. The stone countertops are sleek and neutral, and the stainless steel appliances gleam, and the cabinets themselves have a classic feel. Into this space, the cement tile brings a warm, fun infusion of color and pattern. A bright blue defines much of the concrete tile design with splashes of yellow and black adding another layer of visual zip. It’s just complex enough to bring energy to the kitchen but not so busy that it becomes a distraction—striking just the right balance.

Interested in doing a cement tile installation in a custom color combination. Start by visiting our interactive Echo Collection catalogue. Find the tile design that strikes your fancy and begin experimenting with different shades and hues. Also, dont’ forget to visit our Share Designs site, where you can get inspiration and see what other custom ideas our clients have conjured up!