Get Inspired: A Lovely Idea for Leftover Cement Tiles

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Leftovers get a bad rep but the truth is, some things can be even better. Turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving spring to mind. So does cold pizza for breakfast. Leftover tiles present challenges of their own. If you’ve gone to the trouble of finding the perfect cement tile design from Granada Tile, maybe even ordered a custom colorway, then what do you do with the inevitable leftovers? We recently came across a really fantastic idea courtesy of the good folks at Potted, a garden store in Los Angeles’s Atwater Village neighborhood. The brainchild of Mary Gray and Annette Goliti Gutierrez, the shop was just named the Best Garden Accessories Store by Los Angeles Magazine. It’s reputation is well-deserved. You’ll find an absolutely fantastic selection of items for the outdoors—everything from seating (think the oh-so-chic Acapulco chair), firepits (ModFire’s delightful, cone-shaped piece), fountains, even bird feeders. They also do amazing custom work, which is where Granda Tile comes in.

Ardoz table
The tile-philes at Potted in Los Angeles created a cement tile–topped table using leftover concrete tiles from a tlie installation featuring Granada Tile’s Ardoz pattern.

Their Boho Tables feature cement tile tops on sturdy metal bases—inspired by the pair’s love of tile and tiling. They’re available as coffee tables and side tables, and there’re even custom size options for dining tables. We recently ran across one of their tile-topped tables, which they created for a client of Carla McMorran Interiors. The request was to design an accent table for a garden. We’re thrilled to report that the leftover tiles used were in a custom blue-pine-and-white color combination from Granada Tile in our Ardoz tile design. (If you’re not familiar with Ardoz, you should be; it’s a chic Echo Collection tile design in a very of-the-moment chevron pattern.) The result is fun and fresh and is a great addition to a garden. Have you come up with a way to use up your own leftover cement tiles from Granada Tile? We’d love to see what you dreamed up.

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