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.
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.