The last few months have been busy here at Granada Tile. We relaunched our Web site—and added a the Cement Tile Blog! Our cement tiles have appeared lots of recent projects and have been featured in print and on the Web. Finally, we recently debuted our first-ever look book, featuring some of our brand new Echo Collection cement tile designs (along with some old favorites), and we’re already planning our next ones. Today, we thought we’d highlight some of those new concrete tiles featured in the 2012 look book by showing you some tile photos. They’re just waiting to be part of your kitchen tile installation or bathroom tile installation. First up is Astorga, named for the northern Spanish town along the medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. For our cement tile, we took our inspiration from the banners that groups of pilgrims would fly and added quarter-round corner elements. Installed, the cement tile has a great circle-and-medallion pattern. Sophisticated yet simple, it would be a fantastic choice for bathroom tiles
For our new border and corner tiles, we turned eastward for inspiration. We dubbed the new cement tiles Bursa, after the Turkish city known for supplying sumptuous silks to Ottoman palaces until the 17th century. It’s still famed for its silks even now, and the motif of our Bursa tiles reflects a motif we found on silk scarves from the area. We love the interlocking zigzag patterns of the concrete tiles and think these would make a stunning fram around a tile backsplash or a tile carpet.
Watch this space, since we’ve got some more new designs! We’ve also got more exciting developments in the months ahead, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out our look book online to see more new tile photos and revisit some old favorites.[subscribe2]