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Ceramic tiles first made an appearance in the ninth or tenth century BC, with cement tile arriving quite a bit later in the 1800s when hydraulic presses were invented and Portland cement was discovered. Gracing the walls and floors of wealthy homes to extravagant palaces and temples alike, tile...
Cement Tiles for Restaurants
When designing a restaurant space, it is important to install tile that is durable, inexpensive, and pleasing to the eye. One of the best options that satisfies these three needs is cement tiling. Whether as a backsplash behind the bar, as the featured design on the walls, or as...
Cement tiles offer the best of both worlds when it comes to practicality and beauty. They are truly one of the best materials to serve as a decorative feature or accent for a special place in your home, or to jazz up a plain area. Durable and artisan made,...
hand poured cement tile
If you’ve started shopping for cement tiles for an upcoming home or commercial upgrade, you may have come across the question, “what is the difference between hand painted and hand poured tiles?” While it may not seem like it, there’s a big difference between the two and each greatly affects...
You won’t find a shortage of cement tile patterns at Granada Tile. We’ve traveled the globe getting inspired by all of the beautiful and traditional patterned cement tiles we’ve come across to bring to our online shop. We’ve also been inspired again and again by our customers who come...
Badajoz cement tiles ground this stunning Portland kitchen designed by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design
Badajoz Cement Tile Grounds A Stunning Classic Kitchen Design For this kitchen remodel, in a Portland, Oregon condominium, interior designer Jessica Helgerson, project manager Em Shephard and the rest of the team at Jessica Helgerson Interior Design conceived of a bold, graphic space. Industrial, traditional and antique elements are grounded by...
It’s no secret how popular cement tiles have become in the past few years. It seems everyone from top celebrity stylists to DIY bloggers have realized the many benefits and ways to use cement tiles for top-notch personal style. Just about everyone who knows cement tiles knows that they...
Choosing the right size tile goes much farther beyond what will fit in a space. There may be standard sizes for certain applications and tile sizes that are commonly used in different places. But there is actually a wide array of size options you can use for the various...
In the laundry room of her home in San Mateo, California, designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy ofKari McIntosh Design, uses Granada Tile's Lille cement tiles in grey and white to add a wash of fun and pattern to the otherwise white room. The encaustic tiles are a perfect marriage with...
In this kitchen, designed by Chelsea Robinson Interiors, Granada Tile's mini cement tiles in grey, are used as the backsplash. Combining these small tiles with a mix of strong modern and traditional materials -- brass, cement, a bright porcelain sink, wrought iron work that vibrates with the same six-pointed star patterns,...

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