Granada Goes Forth: More from Marcos and Melanie


Last week we showed you some fabulous tile photos from Granada Tile‘s own Melanie and Marcos’s most recent trip to Brazil. They discovered so many fantastic cement tile installations that just one post wasn’t enough, so we’re back and ready to blog about more of the tremendous concrete tile that seems to pop up practically everywhere you look in the country. Our last stop on our tile picture tour was the lovely city of Tiradentes in Minas Gerais state. Founded in the early 18th century, it has some wonderful architecture including the church of St. Anthony, a marvelous example of Brazilian Baroque architecture built just a few decades after the town’s founding. The place also has, as you saw last week, some amazing concrete tile installations—so many in fact that we’ve got more to share with you today. One of the city’s restaurants overflows with killer cement tile installations. Cement wall tiles in a variety of tile designs decorate the space, making for a bright and lively dining experience. Even better, you could create a similar look for, say, a tile backsplash in your kitchen by choosing our Sofia and Giverney Corner and Border tile designs.

 Colorful cement tiles line the walls at a restaurant in Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Melanie and Marcos loved another great design touch at the same restaurant, where, in between rustic, painted-wood panels, pilasters were covered in cement tiles. They thought it was a fun and creative way of incorporating cement wall tiles into an interior.

 At the same Tiradentes restaurant, cement wall tiles cover a pilaster. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Patchwork tile installations seem to be a hallmark of Brazilian tile installations. At another restaurant in Tiradentes, Cia do Boi, to be exact, patchwork tile installations pop up everywhere, from the the walls to the floors. They’re bright and fun, just like country itself.

One of several patchwork cement tile installations found at the restaurant Cia do Boi in Tiradentes, Brazil.

Before we leave Tiradentes, here’s one more great patchwork cement tile installation Melanie and Marcos spotted at a furniture store. It’s a great mash-up of floral patterned and geometric tile designs. For your own tile installation project, it could also be fun to incorporate some completely solid color cement tiles into the mix to up the color ante!

 Geometric and floral cement tiles create a fun patchwork tile installation at a Tiradentes furniture store. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

We’ve got plenty more amazing tile pictures from Melanie and Marcos’s trip to Brazil. Check back later this week to see tile photos from Rio and more! In the meantime, if you see anything you love, check out our Echo Collection‘s interactive catalogue. It’s a good bet you can find similar tiles to recreate the tile installations found in Brazil. 


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