Get the Look: French-inspired Cement Tiles for Your Next Project


At Granada Tile, we love France. Marcos and Melanie have spent countless blissful days traveling around the country—the birthplace of concrete tile. It should come as no surprise then that many of our cement tile designs have a distinctly French flavor. Not long ago, we took you on a virtual tour of some truly lovely cement tile installations spotted by Marcos and Melanie around France. Today, we’ll show you some tile pictures of our own cement tile designs designed to bring a certain savoir faire to your next tile installation. First up is the stunning tile design Melanie and Marcos glimpsed behind glass while soaking up the site of Paris. The floor tile installation suggests the Art Nouveau period with its softly curving lines and blue and gray palette.

 Spied through a glass door, the cement tile floor has a delicate, Art Nouveau–like pattern. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

If you’re in the market for something similar, say as a wall tile installation in a living room, we’ve got a great suggestion for you. Segovia, one of our eight-by-eight tile designs has a similarly sweeping pattern akin to the one Melanie and Marcos discovered. The sweet floral elements give it an added touch.

 Segovia’s lyrical pattern suggests the Art Nouveau tile designs of Paris. Try it in a mix of blues and grays or let your imagine run wild. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

One of the most dramatic tile installations Melanie and Marcos spotted on a trip to the city of Chartres were wall tiles lining the facade of a building. It’s a virtuoso example of cement tile design, boasting three different inventive cement tile designs.

 Three different tile designs play across the facade of a building in Chartres. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

To echo the fantastical tile design of the central tile installation, look no further than our Echo Collection‘s Sevilla tile design. A rich, bold and colorful pattern, it would be the perfect choice for a floor tile installation. Install the tile design as wall tiles or as an eye-catching tile backsplash and have it pack a wallop. Pair it with other Granada Tile designs as wall tiles and create your own mini-Chartres!

 Bold and beautiful, Sevilla is a bravura tile design that makes a statement. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Check back soon for another stop in our world tile tour and get more inspiration. Melanie and Marcos travel the globe, searching for inspiration to bring to our tile designs and taking plenty of tile pictures. In the meantime, check our historic tile installation section at our Web site. You can find more tile photos from France and elsewhere.


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