How To Give Your Kitchen Backsplash A Unique Touch

A Custom Colored Cement Tile Kitchen Backsplash

A new backsplash is an easy way to give your kitchen a dramatic update. And, actually, while you can chose from our large selection of in-stock cement tiles, custom color is as simple as a few clicks of a mouse and a conversation with our team. Consider this kitchen from customer Joanna Barsch

A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation

“I love my 1939 adobe home and our renovation. Grenada Tile helped me with our kitchen. There are so many wonderful and vintage- feeling designs and color waves to use! I loved working on a custom design. The team stays with you until you get it right. And their love for the product is infectious. If I didn’t have amazing original floors, I’d work with Grenada to tile them all. This is not decor. This is creative expression disguised as decor. I hope you agree that the results speak for themselves. Thank you, from a very happy customer.”

A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation

The colors used for both Regal Clover-450 and Cluny-688 are Cordoba, Cream, Coral, Yellow, Terracotta. The bullnose is solid Terracotta.  A custom colored Cluny cement tile backsplash is the focal point of a kitchen renovation

Of course, these two designs are not the only one of our cement tile patterns that can be custom colored. 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.

Get The Look: Reverse Patterns

Get the look: Reverse patterns

Black and white patterns are classic. Usually the black design is etched on a white background. Accordingly it’s much less common that we see the reverse. Why not try it? The result brings a slight edginess to your space. This is the kind of drama we love!For example, consider our popular Cluny cement tile. This beautiful swirling design is very popular. In fact, we stock it our online cement tile shop – Cluny concrete tile – where it’s ready to ship out to you immediately. But, take the same pattern and flip it to its negative and it becomes something else entirely (and similar to our sample photo above)Check out our interactive catalogue and find your favorite pattern. We’ve got over 40 vibrant colors and 400 eye-catching designs for you to choose from. Additionally, they’re long lasting, easy care and low maintenance. Of course, these qualities make them perfect for your home or restaurant tile project. Versatile, they can be 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. 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. Let us help you find the cement tile design that best reflects you! We’re sure you’ll fall in love before the grout dries!

Granada Tile’s Cluny Cement Tile Goes Outside

Cement Tile works as well outside as it does indoors

The beauty of cement tile is its ability to work as well outside as it does indoors. All over Latin America, Europe and North Africa, cement tile has proven its worth, durability and strength against the elements. Here, for instance, in this house tour found on My Domaine, we find Cluny cement tiles in black and white outlining an exterior doorway.  By the same token, they also work well as patio tile, terrace tile or porch tile. Furthermore, they’ll retain their vivid beauty for years to come.

Granada Tile's Cluny cement tile in black and white frames a doorway

When you think of concrete tile, think outside the house. Granada Tile’s encaustic tile is long lasting, easy care and low maintenance. Visit our cement tile shop to peruse our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles. The Cluny concrete tile is in stock and ready to ship out to you today. Check out our interactive catalogue. We’ve got over 40 colors and 400 designs for you to choose from. Or, call us at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project. Let us help you find the cement tile design that best reflects you! We’re sure you’ll fall in love before the grout dries!

 

 

Cluny Cement Tile In November 2016 Country Living Magazine

Granada Tile’s Cluny cement tile is versatile

We spotted our versatile Cluny cement tile in the November 2016 issue of Country Living Magazine. The black and white tile graces the newly renovated bathroom of country royalty Holly Williams. Country Living‘s style director Page Mullins shows how our cement tile works anywhere! For instance, here it brings city glamor to farmhouse style.Granada Tile's Cluny Cement Tile In Country Living Magazine

For instance: green toile de jouy and Granada Tile’s Cluny cement tile are a bold but perfect match. Old fashioned fixtures, a cast iron sink and a cast iron tub underscore the tile pattern’s elegance. In addition, the black and white concrete tile mixes well with the shower’s porcelain subway tile.

Granada Tile's Cluny Cement Tile In Country Living Magazine

City or country, Granada Tile’s cement tile fits right in. Check out our interactive catalogue. We’ve got over 40 colors and 400 designs for you to choose from. Moreover, many of our most popular tile patterns are in stock. Head to our cement tile store to find our Cluny concrete tile pictured above. It’s ready to ship out to you today.  Of course, with so many choices, you might need help choosing the one that’s right for you. Call us today at 213-788-4238 to discuss which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your home or restaurant project. In fact, our tile is not only beautiful, it’s long lasting, easy care and low maintenance. For these reasons, we’re sure you’ll fall in love before the grout dries.

photos: Annie Schlechter

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!

 

 

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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Granada Tile In Country Living

November 2016’s issue of Country Living highlights an amazing bathroom transformation that grounds green Toile de Jouy wallpaper with Granada Tile’s Cluny cement tile in black and white. November 2016's issue of Country Living includes a bathroom transformation that incorporates Granada Tile's Cluny cement tiles

The je ne sais quoi chic imparted by Granada Tile’s Cluny concrete tiles is highlighted by both rustic and glam elements — a gorgeous claw foot bath, a whimsical brass chandelier, green Toile de Jouy wallpaper — simple changes that take this room from blah to brilliant, bright and beautiful.November 2016's issue of Country Living includes a bathroom transformation that incorporates Granada Tile's Cluny cement tiles

November 2016's issue of Country Living includes a bathroom transformation that incorporates Granada Tile's Cluny cement tiles

Many of the cement tile patterns in our Echo Collection are based on historic cement tile designs, imparting European flair into modern spaces and helping to bringing texture and interest to otherwise simple rooms.  Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Cluny cement tile in black and white seen above, 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.

Outdoor Bars: Granada Cement Tiles Make Every Hour Happy

The summer’s over and fall is in full swing.  Time to catch the last vestiges of warm weather and longer days, lingering over a cocktail at one of these beautiful outdoor bars, their happy hours made even better with the presence of Granada Tile Company’s cement tile

The 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, Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar in Vancouver frames an elegant outdoor patio in Cluny cement tile in black and white, the perfect place to get your seafood on while also snapping an #ihavethisthingwithtiles for your Instagram! (tag us @granadatile so we can find and repost you!); below, at the Fairweather in San Diego, Fez cement tiles in blue and white are the a lively backdrop for their equally lovely craft cocktailsFairweatherBarBelow, cooler nights are the perfect time for barbeque and beer, like that served at HorseThief in Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles where Granada Tile’s Serengeti cement tiles promise a party in your mouth!HorseThiefBBQSantanderMake your space happy at any hour of the day or night with Granada Tiles cement tiles. Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like the Fez encaustic tile in blue and white, the Serengeti concrete tiles in black and cream, and the Cluny cement tiles in black and white, all pictured above, 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 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!

GET THE LOOK: Use Granada Tile’s Normandy Cement Tile

All of our The Holiday dreams come true with one look at the adorable cottage in the English countryside we discovered on House Beautiful. A former chapel converted to a modern residence, all we need is Jude Law to make our life complete. The inside is simple and comfortable, with wall of black and white cement tiles adding warmth, texture and a modern touch to the lean interior. Graphic black-and-white tiles line the back wall, adding modern texture. Get the look with Granada Tile Company's Normandy cement tiles Graphic black-and-white tiles line the back wall, adding modern texture. Get the look with Granada Tile Company's Normandy cement tiles Graphic black-and-white tiles line the back wall, adding modern texture. Get the look with Granada Tile Company's Normandy cement tilesGet the look in your own home by using our Normandy cement tiles, custom-colored in black and white and seen below.  Another choice would be our Cluny cement tiles in black and white, in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately.Granada Tile Company's Normandy cement tile in black and whiteThough many of the cement tile patterns in our Echo Collection are based on historic cement tile designs, they fit perfectly into modern spaces, bringing texture and interest to otherwise simple rooms.  Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Cluny cement tile in black and white (another close match to the cement tiles seen above), 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.

Photo by Chris Humpheys, as seen on House Beautiful. 

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.