Living History: More Sensational Cement Tile from Morocco


If you love tile in all its shapes, sizes, colors and media, there are few better places to soak it all up and get inspired than in Morocco. The country has such a rich tradition of tile that it’s impossible to spend any time there without being delighted by its stunning variety. Besides the traditional glazed-and-fired ceramic tiles for which it’s rightfully famous, Morocco has a wonderful tradition of cement tiles too. A while back we shared some tile photos of concrete tiles found around the country. At Granada Tile, we have so so many tile pictures, though, that we thought it might be nice to share a couple more tile pictures with you to get inspired. We thought this cement tile pathway was totally dreamy. Spotted in Marrakech, it’s a simple tile installation, but its classic decorative motifs make it a knockout and show how fantastic borders can be—really upping the visual ante wherever they’re installed. You can also see just how effective sticking with a simple palette in just several shades of a single color can be.

We seem to be a little obsessed with borders these days. Maybe it was Tuesday’s post featuring all of Granada Tile‘s great cement tile border and corner options, but we can’t seem to get enough of them. If you’re looking for a creative, out-of-the-box way to do a concrete tile border, look no further than this tile picture of a concrete tile floor in a Rabat bookstore. Instead of framing a cement tile installation, the border tiles become the focal point themselves as they snake along the floor against a solid field. The tile design provides just a hint of color and a dollop of visual interest—perfect when you’re interested in making a low-key statement.

Check back soon for some ideas on how you can bring the look of Morocco into your next cement tile installation using tile designs from our Echo Collectionas well as some of our other sensational cement tile lines. Given that it’s a tile hotspot, you won’t be surprised to find many of Granada Tile‘s cement tile designs take their cues from the country. [subscribe2]


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