Company History

Alfred Coffee Shop on Melrose Avenue, Intelligensia Cafe in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles, Olympia Coffee in Olympia, Washington, Blue Bottle Coffee in New York's Bryant Park -- what do all of these places have in common?  If you said, great coffee you'd be right.  If you...
We wanted to know a little bit more about Marcos Cajina, the founder of Granada Tile and how a little boy grows up to start a cement tile company. First, a little background:  At age 10, after running up a backpack from an old pair of jeans on his...
In 711 the Moors invaded Spain and several decades later they managed to conquer not only Spain, but also southern Portugal. They soon introduce Islam, and in time a Moorish-Spanish culture develops. The domination of the Moor culture, especially in architecture, is clearly seen even today. Visit the Alhambra...
As years go, 2013 was a pretty fantastic one for Granada Tile. Our sensational cement tiles were featured in some stunning concrete tile installations, from chic, retro-inspired bathrooms to stylish restaurants. We also got some serious love from some of our favorites magazines—editors at Dwell, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and more...
Long-time readers of Granada Tile's Cement Tile Blog will know this already: It was walking around Granada, Nicaragua, as a young boy that planted the idea of cement tile in Marcos Cajina's mind. As the company he and Melanie Stephens founded has grown, the cement tile designs of Nicaragua have been a...
At just 10 years old, Marcos Cajina set out to explore his native Nicaragua on his own. He wanted to see Lake Nicaragua, the world's twentieth largest lake, and explore its many inlets. On his travels, he came across the brilliantly colored cement tiles that, since the 19th century,...
Welcome to the first ever Granada Tile blog. I have agonized about where to start. Should I show you pictures of the glorious floors of Granada, Nicaragua that inspired us to revive the fine art of cement tiles? Or should I regale you with exciting modern installationsof our tiles in homes and...

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