Installation Equation: Cement Tile Makes a Graphic Statement in a Portland Kitchen

In a kitchen remodel in a Portland, Oregon, condominium, project manager Em Shephard and her colleagues at Jessica Helgerson Interior Design conceived a bold, graphic space with a knockout cement tile floor composed of Granada Tile's Badajoz cement tile design. Photograph, Lincoln Barbour/courtesy Jessica Helgerson Interior Design.

At Granada Tile, we love love love it when you share your completed cement tile installations with us. We have to admit it makes us feel a bit like proud parents watching our children make a splash. A big reason why we love it so much is because of how incredibly diverse the projects are. From chicly traditional to smartly contemporary, the range of our clients’ creativity is mind boggling. Recently, our client Jessica Helgerson Interior Design shared an absolutely sensational kitchen with us that we’re thrilled to show you. Located in a historic 1926 Portland, Oregon, condominium building, the project involved a major re-imagining of the space. The firm, with project manager Em Shephard leading the way, removed a wall between a narrow galley kitchen, with just one window, and an adjacent family room, to create an expansive and dynamic room.

We’re absolutely dazzled by the transformation. The expanded space is light and airy even with a big dose of black in the mix. It all works because sun floods in from the generous windows and the walls are a crisp white, while the ceilings are high, furthering the feeling of openness. Grounding the kitchen and bringing smashing pattern to space is our Badajoz cement tile design from the Echo Collection for the floor tiles, laid out in a stunning cross pattern. While the elements are traditional, the entire room feels fresh and contemporary. Love Badajoz? You won’t be surprised to hear that it’s incredibly versatile as are all of Granada Tile‘s concrete tile designs. Change up the palette and experiment cement tile layout designs using our interactive tools on our Web site.


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