Last year I discovered the beauty of Granada Tile when I saw their tiles installed in the Delphine restaurant in the W Hollywood. (I am a little late on the bandwagon.) When I found out that they were a locally based and family owned business, I had to meet with the owners to learn more about the cement tiles.
Granada Tile's cement tiles are made by hand in Nicaragua using a very old technique that was developed in France. Over lunch the owners were explaining to me the process of making a tile and the casting of the mold for each tile. I insisted that the next time they paid a visit to the factory that they record the process. They just got back from their last trip and returned with a video! Nothing replaces handmade craftsmanship - I am glad it is still alive.