Get the Look: Bringing a Bit of Guatemala Home with Cement Tiles

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Recently, we shared some stunning tile photos of cement tile installations in Guatemala. As is the case with the rest of its Central American neighbors, Guatemala has a long and glorious history with concrete tiles. As you saw, they appear on floors around the country—from shops, to restaurants, theaters, even churches. We can imagine you love the tile designs from Guatemala as much as we do here at Granada Tile, so we’ve put together some tile photos of some of our own Echo Collection tile designs to show you how to get the look yourself! If you loved the stately tile design from a church in Antigua, Gautemala, our Salamanca tile design might be just the ticket for you. The cement tile has a similar layout, with stars surrounded by clipped squares rather than hexagons. Play around with it using different colors to add some zest or keep it neutral for an elegant tile installation.

Salamanca
 Salamanca’s elegant pattern of stars echoes the tile design found in an Antigua, Guatemala, church. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

We think it was pretty easy to fall in love with the tile installation spotted at an Antigua theater. What made it so special was the incredible pop of blue. It gave an amazing depth to the cement tiles and really made the floor stand out. To get a similar look, try our Segovia cement tile design. Our tile photo below has it in a palette of mainly blues and pinks, but you could experiment with all sorts of contrasts.

Segovia
 Ribbons of blue pop against a palette of pinks and whites in a take on our Segovia tile design. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

We can’t tell you how taken we are with the tile floor at a hotel restaurant in Antigua. The cement tile design itself, coupled with the smashing orange-and-red color scheme is simply luscious. If this tile installation strikes your fancy, we suggest going for ourKiev tile design (a very Russian name, we know) and jazzing it up with some of the warm shades from our huge palette. It’s fun and vibrant—just the kind of thing that would look stunning in a kitchen tile installation and would brighten every morning.

Kiev
 It’s name might be Russian, but Kiev can bring flair just as a similar pattern did in Antigua, Guatemala. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Of course, these are just suggestions. We’ve got plenty of other ideas where these came from. Take a spin on our Echo Collection‘s interactive catalogue and see what you can come up with for yourself. [subscribe2]

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