Domino Predicts Bathroom Trends For 2017

Check Out These Bathroom Trends Before You Remodel

Are you considering a bathroom remodel this year? What color scheme should you choose? Should you go for bold color or stick with white? What about lighting? Faucet design? Steam shower? So many decisions! Good thing it’s the time of year when the shelter magazines round up the best bathroom trends of the year. First up, Domino Magazine. Of course, we won’t be shy! Patterned tile and bold color are front and center!

Granada Tile's Normandy cement tiles in grey and white in a bathroom by Jaimee Rose Interiors

Especially hot are patterns influenced by Moorish and Mediterranean design. Blue and white and black and white are big. Or try an unusual color scheme! And handmade cement tiles are definitely the way to go. Granada Tile’s cement tiles hit all these marks.

We’ve got over 40 vibrant colors and 400 eye-catching designs for you to choose from. Check out our interactive catalogue or peruse our cement tile shop to see our large selection of in-stock handmade master-crafted cement tiles. 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.

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.


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.


Jaimee Rose Interiors Updates A Powder Room with Cluny Cement Tiles

Jaimee Rose Interiors

We stumbled across interior design Jaimee Rose when we spotted this bathroom on Instagram (follow us at @GranadaTile and tag the photos of your projects using Granada concrete tile with the hashtag #granadatile so that we can find them!).

It’s the powder room of a house in Arcadia belonging to Jennifer Hendrix.  Jennifer and Jaimee bonded over the search for the perfect shade of white for Jennifer’s Spanish-style home before they embarked on a major renovation that transformed both kitchen and bathroom.  Our in stock black and white Cluny tiles take center stage in the powder room.

Here’s the before, a beautiful but dated and dark bathroom, typical of the 1930s bathrooms found all over Southern California.


As Jaimee herself explains details of the powder room’s new look:

“Jen’s favorite color is turquoise, and it’s such a great contrast with that killer black and white Granada cement tile. We kept everything else in the space quiet to let the tile do its thing: bronze fixtures, vintage lights that came with the house, and a seriously fab budget find mirror that we painted ourselves – even that gold bead around the edge. People love walking into this room.

And in case you’re wondering, the perfect white paint for Jen’s particular project and light was Dunn Edwards Whisper — crisp, Spanish whitewash-esque and just a little warm.”

Killer!  That’s certainly a word we like to hear when describing the patterns of our concrete tile!  Cluny’s black and white swirls are classic, strong and a bold balance for the hot pop of turquoise.

With the strength of concrete and the feel of silk, 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.