Installation Equation: Flipping out with Cement Tile


Let’s say you’ve found a Granada Tile design from our Echo Collection.You’ve fallen in love with it. Now you’re ready to think about doing your concrete tile installation. Before you start, though, take a moment and think about the tile design you’ve chosen. By simply changing the orientation of the tiles, you can create much more complex tile installations that add rhythm and visual interest to all sorts of spaces. To get you started, we’ve come up with some tile pictures that will give you a few ideas—jumping off points for your own concrete tile adventure. For example, Serengeti is a wonderful, geometric cement tile design that’s great for smaller spaces such as kitchen tile backsplashes or larger wall tile installations. Arranged one way, it has a simple diamond pattern. Adjusting the angle of every other tile, though, creates an entirely different look and really allows the pattern of the individual cement tile to shine.

 Try rotating Granada Tile’s Serengeti tile design 45 degrees to create a bold pattern. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

 Badajoz is another one of our cement tile designs that can be tweaked to make a fun, unexpected tile installation. The cement tiles can be arranged to create a repeating x-pattern or a sophisticated diamond shape—both with a nod to medieval French design. To amp up the pattern, try alternating the x- and diamond patterns to get a tic-tac-toe effect for, perhaps, a sophisticated wall tile installation.

 Our Badajoz tile design can be used to make a regal tic-tac-toe tile installation. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

When we started digging into the Echo Collection catalogue, we immediately gravitated toward the wave-like shapes of Esfahan. The softly undulating pattern, reminiscent of the ocean, would work well in a bathroom tile installation. Even better, it too can be adjusted and reorganized to make a visually complex look.

 Adjusting the orientation of our Esfehan tile design results in a mesmerizing tile installation with a watery vibe perfect for a bathroom tile installation. Tile photo, Granada Tile.

Be sure to experiment with our layout tool. It lets you mix and match tile designs—and manipulate them. See how just a 45-degree turn can completely change the look of your tile installation. [subscribe2]


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