Cement tiles are like rainbow cake. There are various flavors and sensations in it.
There are also various alternatives that can be applied to pattern it, both geometrically and florally.
Like rainbow cake, cement tiles are made based on the imagination and ingenuity of the designer in playing colors, shapes, and arrangements.
The first time cement tiles were made in Southern France around the 1870s.
Known by various names, such as Victorian tiles, Cuban tiles, hydraulic tiles, and Mission tiles.
Many are confused about the difference between cement tiles and fire resistant tiles.
Both are similar, but fireproof tiles are made from clay, not Portland cement, and are processed by combustion while pressed.
Cement tiles are actually concrete tiles because the aggregates also contain marble and sand.
In Moroccan style, Moorish floral and geometric motifs are most commonly combined.
In addition to the beauty of the pattern, cement tiles have advantages over other tiles, namely:
- Environmentally friendly. Cement tiles are made from natural and fire resistant materials, and do not need fossil fuels at the production stage. The color is also made from natural ingredients.
- Not slippery. Even when wet, the feet don’t slip easily.
Patterned Tile Style
Pattern can be adjusted according to desire.
Each tile is handmade, the size and shape can be adjusted to your liking, it can also be ordered specifically.
Because of the durability of cement tiles, pattern joints are usually neater and not easily chipped.
The motif on cement tiles is usually designed to be a pattern that corresponds to every 4 tiles.
Each tile is rotated 900 to become a single unit design.
The pattern of cement tiles can be combined with various other architectural and material designs.
Regular hexagon motifs with color games can be combined with wooden floors, and create an elegant, natural impression.
The pattern should be applied to large areas to make it look more slick.
Patterned Cement Tiles
Select and apply a simple motif to an area that is not too wide.
The way to install cement tiles is the same as ceramic tiles, but cement tiles need to be coating twice before being given grout.
This coating is needed to protect the tile surface so that it does not absorb grout.
Cement tiles are suitable for use in outdoor areas with temperate climates, as well as wet areas such as bathrooms, but it is not recommended in the pool area because chemicals for treating water will damage the tiles.
Durable, decorative and environmentally friendly, cement tiles are very charming.