Get Inspired: Square Deal


A couple of weeks back we gave you an in-depth look at some of Granada Tile‘s stunning circular tile designs (they take their names from characters from Greek mythology). We had so much fun sharing that with you that today we’re doing to take a thorough look at some of our Echo Collection‘s cement tile designs featuring square motifs. First up is Alban, a cement tile design that features a pattern of squares and rectangles. When installed, the cement tiles form an almost argyle-like pattern, suggested classic Scottish designs. (Little wonder, really, since it takes its namefrom the Gaelic word for Scotland.) It’s a great tile design to play around with—changing up colors gives it an entirely different feel.

 Alban has an almost Scottish feel. Try using warm shades such as reds and browns to lend it a clubby vibe. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

If something simpler is more your thing, but you still love the idea of the square, why not try a concrete tile installation using our Asturias tile design. It’s a lovely tile design featuring just two squares—one inset in the other—with a strongly modern presence.

 Our Asturias concrete tile design is another geometric pattern that looks fantastic with a range of colors. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

If two squares are good, why not try for three? Jaen further deepens Granada Tile’s exploration of the decorative properties of the square. The tile design features three inset into one another. When you choose three shades of the same hue, the effect is a stunning three-dimensional cement tile installation.

 With three similar shades, Jaen becomes a three-dimensional tile installation. Try using two shades for an entirely different look. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Love Jaen but want to mix things up just a little? Lorca is the tile design for you. Instead of placing the squares symmetrically, we knock them a bit askew for a playful take on the idea. Now the third and smallest sits in a corner of the cement tile design. This is a great pattern to with when it comes time to install—use our layout tool and let your imagination run wild.

 Lorca’s playful take on the inset square would look fantastic as a tile backsplash or for bathroom tile in a contemporary house. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Last but not least, we present Marbella to you. A riff on Lorca, the smallest square gets turned on its head, so the cement tile design features a small diamond pattern. If you’re looking for something lively, yet subtle, this is the tile design for you—and it takes kindly to a range of shades.

 Turned 45 degrees, the small squares in Marbella become diamonds. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Have we whetted your appetite for square tile designs? Head on over to our interactive Echo Collection catalogue to experiment with color choices. From there, you can visit our layout tool to explore tile installation ideas.  [subscribe2]


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