Yesterday, we shared with you some of Granada Tile‘s large-scale cement tile designs. In the interests of fairness, we thought it might make sense to look in the other direction today—to our Echo Collection’s small, decorative concrete tiles. They may be little, but the still pack a really stunning, dramatic touch. First up is a great cement tile installation by designer Jennifer Hamelet, of Mirador Builders, which showcases a perfect use of one of our concrete tile designs. We haven’t shown too many of these installations, but it’s incredible. You see, she faced the risers of a staircase in a grand Houston house with our Regal Clover tile design. That’s right! Each stair features a row of the cement tiles, offering a jolt of color and pattern in an otherwise formal setting.
Don’t have a sweeping formal staircase in your pad? No matter. You can still use these little guys from Granada Tile in all sorts of tile installations. You just need a few ideas to get you started. In the kitchen, why not try adding them to your cement tile backsplash. Pair larger, solid color concrete tiles with our tiny decos to get subtle or not-so-subtle hits of contrast and pattern. In that case, Maldon could be a great bet . . . it’s simple and geometric and can be rotated 45 degrees to create interesting angles within the tile installation.
Another fabulous use of Granada Tile‘s decos would have to be in floor tile installations. Say you’ve got a kitchen tile floor, covered either in a solid color tile design from Granada Tile or in tiles from maybe our Rustico or Antique collections. In that case, you can also add try adding decos into the mix. They provide that same jolt of color and pattern to the rich color and texture of the surrounding field, adding just a touch more complexity to your design. If your space has a traditional feel, something like our Santiago tile design might be the perfect way to go. Looking for more small but mighty inspiration? A visit to our Echo Collection’s interactive catalogue will have what you’re looking forward. Take a moment to drop by and create your own cement tile masterpiece with our adorable decos. [subscribe2]