Devised in the south of France in the mid-nineteenth century, its use was widespread until the 1920s in the countries of the Mediterranean basin. From that moment, the cement tiles were giving way to other lighter and cheaper materials. But cement tiles re-emerge strongly in these last years, especially enhanced by the return of Vintage aesthetics to interior decoration and the ever higher value of manual work.
The production of cement tiles is a process that has almost not changed over the years. The cement tile is one of the few materials that is still hand-crafted, giving it a unique character and giving each tile its charm and value.
The variety of patterns offered is unlimited. You can find geometric, floral, oriental inspired arabesques or even modern patterns.
Due to the manual production, it is possible to realize individual wishes.
The design possibilities are almost endless.
Cement tiles are a real enrichment to the interior design, while able to limit spaces, revive a floors or create optical illusions with beautiful effect.
Decoratively speaking, cement tiles allow many uses and possibilities thanks to different existing styles and the colourful appearance that characterizes them and that to everyone’s taste.
So it is not surprising to find cement tiles on facades, or in interiors, walls or of course floors. They also combine perfectly with any kind of furniture, whether modern, rustic or vintage, giving our living space a lot of character and an individual touch.
The cement tiles are made piece by piece in a complete artisan way.
First a divider which separates the colours to create the surface of the cement tile is placed in a metal mould.
The fields are filled with a mixture of marble dust, portland cement, fine sand and natural mineral pigments. After that the divider is carefully removed. The mixture is then covered with cement and pressed.
Then the cement tiles are stored until they are dry.