Making of Cement Tile Using a 100+ Year Old Technique

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.

Image & Video: Granada Tile

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Marcia is an interior, portrait, and travel photographer and has photographed over 50 homes of creatives. Her photographic style is capturing her subject in the most natural state and creating an emotional response.