What are they and how are they made?
Pressed cement tiles are handmade in much the same way as they have been for a hundred years. The colour layer is approximately 3mm thick and made from granite powder, cement and colour pigment. The back of the tile is a mix of gravel, sand and cement making up the bulk and the strength. The result is a slightly chalky appearance when new, and will wear beautifully to a smooth and silky patina. Colour variation within the tile is normal.
Where can you use cement tiles?
Cement tiles are available as single colour tiles or in a range of patterns and can be used together in many combinations to create classic or exciting original designs. These tiles are well suited to internal floors including the kitchen and bathroom floors and walls.
Traditionally cement tiles have been used around the world for interior and exterior application; think of the rich and spicy Souks of Morocco, or the delightful and refreshing Riad courtyard and pool. We've seen plenty of hospitality projects from restaurants to cafes use cement tiles to create a unique, eye-catching design that traditional porcelain tiles just can't offer. Here in Australia, our weather, climate and lifestyles can patina the surface so we recommend to install under cover if using in an outdoor application. Particular care must be given to sealing to ensure your cement tiles look their best for longer.
With so many colours, patterns and designs to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice with cement tiles. Visit one of our showrooms or request a sample to see and feel our cement tiles for yourself. If you can't visit a showroom or you're not sure where to start, our friendly team of virtual consultants are ready to assist you - get in touch with us here.