Get the Look: Inspired by Egypt


Over the last few months, we’ve introduced you to some of Granada Tile‘s new cement tile designs, shared a host of concrete tile installation ideas and taken you on tours of new cement tile installations in residences and restaurants. There’s been so much going on, in fact, that we haven’t had a moment to follow up on a post from a while back. We’re remedying that today and giving you some suggestions on how to get the look of some of Egypt’s cement tile in your own tile installation project. One of the most interesting ideas we found was the use of patterned rectangular tiles to create a courses of design. We’ve got plenty of border options to choose from, including our Girasol border, which, with its acanthus-like motif, effortlessly suggests ancient Egypt. Try installing parallel rows of the cement tile or get a little crazy and alternate the orientation of the concrete tiles to make an intriguing tile installation.

 Parallel rows of our Girasol border tile design make for a novel tile installation. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

It wasn’t just floral motifs that caught our attention. We loved the design of squares we spotted too. For a similar vibe, try incorporating our Lorca tile design. It has a great pattern of inset squares that looks great just about anywhere. As with our other Echo Collection tile designs, you can play with the tiles to come up with complex and surprising looks.

The inset squares of our Lorca tile design make for a fascinating tile installation. tile photo, Granada Tile.

We’ve been inspired by Egyptian design ourselves. Both our Khufu tile design and our Luxor tile design take their names and design roots from Egypt. We’ve shown you before just how versatile Khufu can be. Luxor is just as versatile and offers a simple, strong pattern for just about any tile installation—whether it’s for a tile backsplash or kitchen tile, bathroom tile or wall tiles.

 Luxor features a simple, effective arrangement of triangles and can me manipulated in many different ways to create compelling tile installations. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Inspired? Or are you looking for more tile inspiration from across the globe? Be sure to   check out our historic tile installations pages. The world is truly your cement tile oyster!


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