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How Cement Tile is Made

Each cement tile is hand made to order in the same way that hydraulic encaustic tiles have been crafted since the 1800's and passed from generation to generation.

Cement tiles are built with three layers.

First Layer: The wear layer or tile face is a mixture of highly resistant portland white cement, powdered white marble and natural colorants. Wear resistance, color and brightness rely on the quality of this layer.

Second Layer: This layer is a mortar made of fine sand and standard portland gray cement. The mortar is applied as a base to reinforce the first layer, providing the ability to withstand high compression loads for the finished product.

Third Layer: This is a porous mixture with the required thickness for impact strength before and after installation. This is accomplished by using rich high quality cement.

The tile is then hydraulically pressed under high pressure. A good tile should be highly compact and waterproof. Once complete, the tile undergoes a thorough curing process.

Special and Unique Characteristics of Cement Tiles:

  • Cement Tiles are 100% handcrafted, paying attention to individual design and colors specifications.
  • Tiles are not a pollutant because they are manufactured with 100% natural materials.
  • Tiles do not contain any lead. They are not flammable and are 100% recyclable.
  • Tiles are fresh in hot weather and are not slippery to the bare foot.
  • Tiles can be manufactured to any design, shape, size and color.
  • Quality control is performed on an individual basis (piece by piece).