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As we like to do every month, we’re bringing you a selection of some of the Echo Collection cement tile designs on Granada Tile‘s Share Designs site that we found most intriguing this month. It should come as no surprise to long-time readers that we’re, as ever, amazed by the creativity to be found on the site. Tangier happens to be one of our more elaborate concrete tile designs—a riot of pattern and color that evokes its namesake city. Skot O’Mahoney transformed Tangier into a study in earth tones, which we think works marvelously with its strong, complicated cement tile design. Keeping most of the shades on the earthy side of things tempers the complex tile design and makes it a great choice for any number of uses: We think it would shine in a kitchen tile backsplash or look phenomenal installed as floor tiles in the entryway of a Spanish Style house.

 Skot O’Mahoney opted for a bold, earth-toned take on Tangier, evoking the warmth and palette of its namesake city. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Here’s another concrete tile design that really intrigued us—and stands in contrast to Tangier. Usually our Burgos tile design lends itself to a complex, M. C. Escher–like tile installation of three-dimensional cubes. Intriguingly, though, one of our users, Nadia Yaron, came up with a really subtle and remarkable take on the pattern. Instead of going for three shades, she opted for just two shades—white and gray—for a look best described as understated. Using our layout tool, we took her tile design and created a tile installation in a simple diaper pattern.

Burgos by Nadia Yaron
 Nadia Yaron’s interpretation of Burgos would make a subtle wall tile installation. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Keep checking in for more tile designs and don’t forget to share your own cement tile designs on Share Designs. Your idea could inspire some else’s tile installation. And, of course, stay tuned for a lot more beautiful tile designs in the new year.


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