In A Small Space, Mini Concrete Tiles Offer Maximum Impact

They may be mini, but their impact is big

Have you checked out our minis collection of cement tiles? These small scale tiles were inspired by the classic zellige tiles of Morocco. They’re tiny, it’s true, but their design impact is a mighty powerful one!

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

Take a look at this project by Stefani Stein shown here. The perfectly organized mudroom has everything including a place to hang your hat.

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

There’s even space for the dog to rest and eat. Built in water and food bowls are clad in the same mini Cross Star pattern.

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

And minis mix well with other patterns!

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

Chose from our Minis Collection when you want to add subtle drama to a small space. Along with our Star Cross pattern, we also have chevrons, kites, and scales, all available in the same wide range of colors as our regular concrete tiles. Go monochromatic, or perhaps you might want to try a blend of shades or go for contrasting hues. We think you’ll agree: small is beautiful!  

Mini Star Cross Tiles From Granada Tile have a big impact in this entryway

photographs by Tessa Neustadt

Is Fish Scale Tile The New Subway Tile?

Could it be true?  According to this article from HGTV, subway tiles are out and fish scale tiles are in.  Let’s be frank, as manufacturers of patterned cement tile, we have always felt that there are more inspired choices for kitchen tile, whether kitchen floor tile or kitchen backsplash tile, namely cement tiles from any of our collections!  So we’re not unhappy to see it go! And certainly fish scale tile, like the scale cement tile found in our minis collection of cement tiles is a far more interesting choice that plain old rectangular subway tile.  Scale-Bathroom-StagedMany of our most popular concrete tile designs, like 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 The Look: Granada Tile Travels To Mexico City

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We love traveling not only because we get to see amazing places but also because we discover amazing cement tile floors and wall tiles.  Here are some quick snapshots from our recent trip to Mexico City.  Above, this black, white and grey tile design caught our eye.  Like this look?  You can recreate it using our Maldon concrete tiles.

FullSizeRender-4Here’s are more cement floor tiles.  Get a similar look using our Cluny cement tiles in black and white, available in our online cement tile shop or our Normandy concrete tile, special ordered in black and white.

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These tiny decorative tiles look just like the Star Cross cement tiles from our Minis Collection.  Try them in silver or in grey.

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We are a big fan of black and white tiles.  You can get a smaller version of this look using the Long Chevron Waves from our Minis Tile Collection or, for something larger, try our Ardoz cement tile, custom colored in black and white.

FullSizeRender-3Color our Kiev concrete tile pattern in shades of yellow and black for an intricate version of the pattern above.  To get the look below, mix a patchwork of our pine and sage and white solid color cement tile with a selection of green based decorative cement tiles

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Many of our most popular cement tile patterns, like 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.

 

 

GET THE LOOK: Pinterest Predicts Geometric Cement Tile As Hot New Home Trend for 2016

 

GET THE LOOK of this bathroom floor tile using Granada Tile's Maldon Cement Tile

GET THE LOOK of the tile in this bathroom using our Maldon concrete tile in a 4×4 size. Beginning later this year, our Mini Collections of cement tiles will also include small triangles.

Happy New Year.  Well, it’s that time of year again, when the predictions over what will be the hottest trends in home decor start rolling in.  Pinterest has come up with their Pinterest 100, a list of the trends that they believe will dominate 2016, based on the pinning habits of their more than 100 million users.  Of course, we were very pleased to discover that one of their predictions involved tile.  Per Pinterest, geometric patterns are hot for 2016.  We were certainly happy to learn that since we have lots of geometric patterns to chose from.

Some of the geometric patterns you might want to consider are:

We are also planning to offer triangles as part of our Minis Collection of concrete tiles shortly.  Here’s a similar pattern we quickly created that mimics the look of this bathroom floor tile.

Granada Tile's Maldon cement tiles in white, teal and black

Granada Tile’s Maldon cement tiles in 4×4 size custom-colored in white, teal and black

Let us help you find the perfect tile for your space, whether you’re looking for geometric encaustic tile, historic patterns, midcentury shapes or simple stripes for a bathroom renovation or a kitchen update. Many of our most popular tiles like our Fez encaustic tiles, are in-stock and ready to ship to you today!  The qualities that make Granada Tile’s cement tiles the choice of award-winning coffee shops and top restaurants — 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 addition to 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. 

 

Chevron Waves Cement Tile in Dwell, September 2014

 

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Our Chevron Waves tile makes a splash in this spread in Dwell Magazine’s September 2014 issue.  These small format cement tiles, part of our Minis Collection, work as well on a bathroom or a kitchen wall as they do on the bathroom or kitchen floor.  Made of the same durable concrete blend as our regular cement tile, they’ll last just as long, retaining their beauty for years to come.

The same qualities that make our 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 — make it perfect for your home, whether used as floor tile or wall tile.  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: Seeing Stars in Cement Tile

In Los Angeles, you can’t help but see stars. Head down Hollywood Boulevard, and there’s the Walk of Fame. Pop in to a Starbucks in one of the more actor-centric precincts of the city, and more than likely, you’ll see someone who looks kinda familiar—you just can’t place her until that night when you get home and start watching a new show. The lightbulb goes off. That was the woman ordering the soy latte this morning. Stars figure prominently in Granada Tile‘s cement tile collections too. Of course our Echo Tile designs features plenty of the motif, but our other collections do too. Today, we’re taking you on a tile photo tour of some of our celestial cement tile designs.

First up is Salamanca, one of our 10-by-10 inch tile designs from our Echo Collection. It features a bold eight-point star at the center and quarter-round elements at each of the corners. For a floor tile installation, it would be outstanding. The tile design just begs to be featured in a wide-open space.

Salamanca features a bold eight-point star pattern at the center of the tile design. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

We think La Rochelle, an eight-by-eight tile design also from the Echo Collection, would be a knockout for bathroom tile, maybe as a tile backsplash against a rustic stone basin. It’s a starry tile design too, featuring a four-point star surrounded by an elaborate strapwork pattern—bringing a touch of the medieval to any space it graces.

A tile design with a medieval flair, La Rochelle is a starry choice too. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

It’s not just the Echo Collection with the monopoly on starry tile designs. Our Minis Collection of zellige-like small tiles also features the motif. Star Cross features a classic Moroccan-inspired pattern of interlocking stars and crosses. It’s available in neutrals and bold colors and would be stunning as tile backsplash or as shower tiles or wall tiles pretty much anywhere.

Small scale stars steal the show in Granada Tile’s Star Cross tile design from our Minis Collection. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

You can also find a larger-scale interpretation of a star cross tile design in our Antique Collection, a group of tile designs that suggest the look of Old World tiles but are perfectly suited to modern life. The cement tiles withstand the elements and foot traffic and keep their stunning looks year after year.

From our Antique Collection, a stunning star cross tile design is a lovely choice for a floor tile installation. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Want to bring some stars home with you? Discover more star tile designs on our Web site. We’ve got a lot and are constantly thinking of new tile designs too.


 

Get to Know: Living in Color with our Cement Tile Color Palettes

Color. At Granada Tile, we love it. That’s why all of our cement tile collections offer lots of it. Of course, the Echo Collection takes the cake with a selection of 32 shades. Put simply, it means you can let your mind run wild, creating nearly limitless concrete tile designs.

With 32 colors to choose from, you can let your imagination roam as you create the perfect cement tile design and color combination for your next project. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Say you were looking for something a little different, something maybe that captures the elegant look of traditional terrazzo but in a durable cement tile form for your bathroom tiles or kitchen tiles. You still wanted to add a little color to the mix, however. In that case, look no further than our Milano Collection, which, in addition to chic neutrals offers bold reds, greens and yellows.

Twelve elegant colors for our classic Milano Collection of terrazzo-like cement tiles. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Two of Granada Tile’s newer cement tile collections also give you some wonderful color options. Our Minis Collection of small-scale concrete tile has a jaw-droppingly lovely shade of blue that we call “Cerulean,” along with several neutral options and a warm, delicious brown dubbed “Chocolate.”

They may be small in size, but they pack some wonderful color—the Minis Collection of cement tiles. Tile photos Granada Tile.

Last but not least, our Mauresque Collection of French- and Moroccan-inspired concrete tiles has an amazing shade known as “Patina.” A greenish-blue, it reminds you exactly of the patina on weather-beaten metal and is just delicious, as are the other shades in the collection.

Warm neutrals and a stunning green are available for our Mauresque Collection of cement tiles. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

These wonderful colors are too good to resist, we think, so if you’re planning a new tile installation, be it a new tile backsplash or spicing up a space with some chic wall tiles, don’t forget to give us a call.

Please note: Since colors on computer monitors can vary widely, always contact us about getting a color palette sample or sample tiles to see the shades for yourself!


 

Get to Know: The Minis Collection

Go to Morocco and you’ll immediately see the most recognizable feature of the country’s architecture: the zellige. A type of ceramic tile work that dates from the 10th century, zellige are laid out in elaborate, often multicolored patterns and adorn countless surfaces.

Here at Granada Tile, our passion for tile has taken us all over the world, including Morocco, and we of course fell in love with zellige! In fact, we liked them so much that zellige inspired one of our newest lines of cement tile—our Minis Collection of concrete tile.

Inspired by Moroccan zellige, the Minis Collection of cement tile is one of Granada Tile’s newest collection of concrete tile. Image, Granada Tile.

Unlike their Moroccan counterparts, though, Granada Tile crafts the Minis Collection of cement. It’s a key and important difference, because concrete makes the tiles stronger and less like 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).

Granada Tile offers two patterns and multiple color options to choose from, which means the Minis Collection of concrete tile offers plenty of choices for every project, be they residential or commercial. Try the Star Cross pattern for a traditional zellige look and then tweak it by using unexpected color combinations. For a wave-like effect, the Escama pattern is just the ticket.  Use the Minis Collection of concrete tiles inside and out (except in areas prone to freezing), on floors and walls. With a slightly undulating surface, they bring a dynamic feel to backsplashes, bathroom floors and walls, and fireplaces.

Mix them, match them, you can have tons of fun making your project unique using Granada Tile’s Minis Collection of cement tile!

To order a sample, contact us today!