Granada Tile Fez Tile Makes The List of Apartment Therapy Top Patterned Tiles

Granada Tile’s Fez cement tile makes the list of Apartment Therapy’s top patterned tiles, as compiled by founder Maxwell Ryan and he’s put his favorites to a vote to determine which is the best!

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To quote Maxwell on Granada Tile’s Fez cement tile

“One of my first ecstatic experiences with patterned tile was this blue and white cement tile design called Fez, that was used by Barbara Bestor in the Silverlake Intelligentsia. It’s still awesome.”

We agree!  If you do too, vote for us here!

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Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Fez encaustic tile in blue and white and in black and white, our Cluny concrete tile 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.

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.

Where You Find Granada Cement Tiles You’ll Find Great Coffee

FourCoffeeShopsAlfred Coffee Shop on Melrose Avenue, Intelligensia Cafe in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles, Olympia Coffee in Olympia, Washington, Blue Bottle Coffee in New York’s Bryant Park — what do all of these places have in common?  If you said, great coffee you’d be right.  If you said great cement tile, you’d also be right — Granada cement tiles to be exact!

What makes our cement tiles and great coffee such a winning combination?  Like the coffee served at these shops, our tiles are handmade and artisanal, crafted using a process developed in France in the 1870s and refined by our founder Marcos Cajina.  Like the beans grown for these coffee shops, our cement tiles are made using environmentally responsible practices.  We recycle the water used in the manufacturing process, we sweep up and reuse all loose concrete, cement tiles that do not come up to our standard are broken up and reused to make new cement tiles, we use local materials.  We support our local community.  And, like the coffee created and served in these cafes, our cement tiles reflect a global influence, drawing on the best designs from France, Spain, Morocco, Nicaragua (to name just a few of the countries that have influenced our tile patterns) to create a cement tile product that is at once timeless and modern and, like its liquid counterpart, the best of its kind.

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 or wall tile.  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. 

Breaking News: See Sensational Cement Tile in Food & Wine

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It’s true! Granada Tile‘s cement tile is part of the zeitgeist! We started noticing it at the beginning of the year, when Apartment Therapy called cement tile one of the top bathroom trends for 2014, and the love hasn’t stopped. Add the editors of Food & Wine Magazine to the list of folks who’ve noticed concrete tile and say it’s an exciting thread in contemporary design.

This time around, Food & Wine singled out our sensational cement tile in one of our all-time favorite cement tile installations (and one that we figure has probably launched dozen of projects by now, if you hear our clients tell it)—Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake, which features our flagship cement tile design, Fez, from our Echo Collection. Now open for over five years, the chic spot, designed by our dear client Barbara Bestor, continues to win fans because of its incredible design.

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Granada Tile’s Fez cement tile design, from our flagship Echo Collection, continues to win fans as seen in the May 2014 issue of Food & Wine.

Food & Wine was taken in particular with our  stunning blue-and-white tile in their “Trendspotting” feature, noting that cement tiles are gaining popularity in restaurant and cafés, as designers and clients move away from bland and basic poured concrete. Instead, cement floor tiles add vibrance, color and pattern to the spaces, making what’s under your feet as compelling as what’s on the walls or being served. Add to their great looks, amazing durability and superior quality, and you’ve got a product that will hold up in busy dining spots.

Of course, Fez isn’t just great for restaurants and cafés. Longtime fans of Granada Tile will know that Fez is a fabulous option for those kitchen floors or backsplashes and, of course, is absolutely aces in bathroom tile installations. Any where you want to bring a little pattern and color, next time consider cement tile.