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

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“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.”

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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: Use Serengeti Cement Tiles To Get The Look Of This Kitchen

Looking for a quick update for your kitchen?  Pastel colors have moved beyond nurseries and into the most grown-up rooms in the home. For a quick kitchen update, just in time for the holidays, pair light blue cabinetry with a new graphic backsplash of our black and white Serengeti cement tiles for a space that’s fresh, clean and very of the moment!Mixing pastel blue cabinets with black and white Serengeti cement tiles is a quick kitchen update

Want to freshen up your kitchen? A backsplash of graphic Serengeti cement tiles in black and white is an easy and relatively inexpensive update for your space.  Many of our concrete tile designs 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!

Granada Tile Barcelona Cement Tile In Better Homes & Gardens

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With all the wet and cold weather we’re all having these days, we’re spending a lot of time in our kitchens. If you’re anything like us, it’s got you thinking that it’s time to give it an update. The easiest fix? Replacing your kitchen backplash tile with something prettier, bolder and easier to care for, like Granada Tile cement tiles! Better Homes and Gardens agrees. In their January 2016 issue, on pages 37-40, they suggest updating your kitchen back splash tiles by replacing it with beautiful kitchen tile — like our gorgeous Barcelona cement tiles seen below — whose intricate tile patterns mimic the textural beauty of wallpaper designs.

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Whether you opt for a full field of concrete tiles across your kitchen entire back splash tile, settle on a few rows above your cooktop or scatter a handful of your favorite concrete tile design in the space over your kitchen countertop or kitchen stove amidst your single color tiles (check out our solid color concrete tile offerings here), beautiful encaustic tile patterns can bring a hint of spring’s imminent beauty inside and warm up your kitchen with beautiful kitchen tile,

IMG_0132Many of our most popular cement tile patterns, like our Barcelona cement tiles, our Fez encaustic tile in blue 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.

Interior Designer Jenny Wolf Sketches A Gorgeous Kitchen With Badajoz Tiles For October 2015 House Beautiful

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In the October 2015 issue of House Beautiful, this beautiful sketch of a dream kitchen by interior designer Jenny Wolf puts our Badajoz cement tiles front and center, setting the stage for style and sophistication in this country house kitchen made modern with industrial touches and a soothing palate,

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As summer moves into fall and winter, kitchens once again become the centerpiece of the home.  Is it time to give yours an update?  Even something as simple as a cement tile backsplash can bring a whiff of fresh air to your space.  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 durable, 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.

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.

Consider Granada Tile Nara Cement Tiles For A Graphic Kitchen Tile Backsplash

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Although you may have found us through some of our more well-known cement tile designs, like our geometric Fez concrete tiles, when it comes to choosing the encaustic tiles that will work for your concrete tile installation project, we have many different cement tile patterns to choose from.

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For example, if you’re looking to bring a bit of retro styling to your midcentury kitchen with an updated kitchen backsplash, Nara encaustic tiles might be an option. Nara’s concrete tile pattern is based on 200-year-old embroidery patterns from Japan, known as sashiko.  Sashiko is a type of folk embroidery that creates geometrically patterned backgrounds of curved or straight lines.  In fact, the word sashiko literally means “little stabs”—a nod to the very small stitches employed in creating the artful needlework.  Though the source material might be centuries old, the cement tile designs seem anything but. Instead they are bold, lively, and thoroughly modern, at home in a variety of tile installations from concrete wall tiles in a bathroom to cement backsplash tiles in a kitchen. Depending on the colors chosen for your encaustic tile palette, the design can be either muted or played-up, depending on the role you want your cement tiles to have in your concrete tile installation.

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The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop floor or restaurant 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 make it perfect for your kitchen tile project, whether used as kitchen floor tile or kitchen wall 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.

VersaTile: Bathroom Tile, Kitchen Tile, Granada Tile Cement Tile Patterns Work Everywhere

We’re not just being pun-ny!  Granada Tile cement tile is versatile.  Whether based on classic designs or modern patterns, our encaustic tile designs work!

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Above, our Normandy cement tile, with its loose scrolls in our in-stock grey and white colorway, shows its versatility as a great choice for a kitchen backsplash tile, where it ties together the kitchen’s white upper cabinets and its black lower cabinets, and as a bathroom floor tile, where it add a note of luxury, elevating the elegance of the otherwise simple cabinetry.

Below, our Sofa cement tile.  On the left, it in a custom black and white colorway, this encaustic tile wall is the perfect balance to a busy nook, where its orderly black and white pattern calms the chaos.  On the right, used as a bathroom floor tile, in our in-stock colorway, this concrete tile pattern, with its notes of yellow, white, sage and coral, adds a note of intrigue and exoticism, as well as warmth, to the small space.

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Whatever pattern or colorway of cement tiles you choose, concrete tile is the perfect choice for wet rooms like kitchens and bathrooms.  Whether used as kitchen backsplash tile, kitchen floor tile, bathroom floor tile or shower wall tile, encaustic tile’s beauty and durability shine through.  Concrete tile also has a singular quality that makes it great for any space where it might come into contact with water.  Unlike ceramic tile floors, the surface of the cement tile, although it feels soft and almost silky to the touch, actually has microscopic bumps that grip.  And cement tile absorbs water rather than the water forming a slick surface across the top of the tile.  These two qualities add up to a surface that is less likely to be slippery when wet.

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 floor tile or wall 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.

 

 

 

Granada Tile Minis Cement Tile Collection: Small But Mighty

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Have you checked out our Minis collection of cement tiles?   The Granada Tile Mini cement tile collection was inspired by the zellige ceramic tile patterns of Morocco, which sprang to life in the 10th century and seem to cover every surface that country.  Our Minis cement tile collection recreates these classic and timeless designs with one key and important difference: our interpretation uses concrete instead of the original ceramic.  Concrete makes these tiles stronger and less likely to chip, offering superior durability. They’re also a more eco-friendly choice, since the cement tiles are air-cured rather than kiln-fired (no thick, choking smoke from our production process to pollute the environment).  And, when wet, concrete tile is not as slippery as ceramic, making them a safer choice for bathroom tile floor or for a kitchen tile floor.  In fact, we won’t be surprised if you’ll want to use them to cover every surface of your home!

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Whether your project is a residential or commercial one, Granada Tile’s Minis Collection of concrete tile offers plenty of options.  Like the big sized cement tiles in our encaustic tile collections, the Minis Collection of concrete tiles can be used both inside and outside (except in areas prone to freezing), on floors and on walls. With their undulating, mesmerizing shapes, they bring a dynamic feel to kitchen backsplashes, bathroom floors and walls, and fireplace tile surrounds.  Try the Star Cross cement tile pattern (seen at the top of this post) in a traditional two-toned design, wash a wave of Aqua colored Scale concrete tiles across your shower wall (the second photo) or wake up a kitchen backsplash with playful Kite encaustic tiles in blue and white (see below)

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Whether you chose one of the large concrete tiles from our collection or are enchanted with the small size of our Minis encaustic tile Collection, the same qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the perfect choice for a hardworking coffee shop floor tile or a restaurant tile floor — 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, kitchen backsplash, shower tile or 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 Cement Tile Backsplash At Potted Store In Los Angeles

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At the very modern and very cool gardening store Potted, located at 3158 Los Feliz Boulevard in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, co-owner Mary Gray created this vivacious cement tile backsplash for the store’s utilitarian sink.  Using a clever mix of concrete tiles from our Echo collection — including black and white Fez concrete tile, Bordeaux, Philadelphia, Sofia, Nashville, Serengeti, SeattleHouston, Nashville, Cluny and Ardoz cement tiles — she created an exuberant patchwork of color and design that brings a touch of fun and whimsy to a utilitarian space tucked into the back of the store.  You can create a similar look by ordering some of our sample cement tile from the Granada Tile webstore.  Save the cement tiles that you’re considering to My Portfolio and use the Granada Tile layout tool to mix and match your selection of concrete tiles until you find a design that pleases you.

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The same qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles perfect for a hardworking coffee shop, restaurant space or gardening store — in addition to their beautiful designs and vivid colors, Granada Tile 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. 

Installation Equation: Cement Tile Backsplash For An Inexpensive Kitchen Update

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If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge on a complete kitchen renovation, why not considering replacing just your kitchen backsplash?  For a minimal investment, adding cement tiles to this narrow space can give your kitchen a whole new look.  Try our Fez concrete tile to give your drab kitchen an exotic, yet modern flair, our Sherwood concrete tiles in a warm yellow to transport your space to Provence or put a twist on a classic  by choosing our Cluny cement tile in in-stock black and white

Let the magic of our cement tile in these kitchen blacksplashes inspire you to bring a burst of color and imagination to your staid kitchen space and discover what a single band of pattern and design can do to bring your home to life.

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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, pick your favorite pattern and play with colors using our interactive Echo Collection catalogue 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.