Tile is a wonderful surface that is ideal for many types of installations including both for walls and floors in homes and commercial buildings. The use of cement tiles is a great way to add color and pattern to a flooring surface. The tiles are available in a large range of colors, shapes and sizes that can be placed together in almost endless designs. While cement tiles are often called encaustic tiles, they are not the same thing.
What are Cement Tiles?
Cement tiles, while similar to encaustic tiles, are slightly different. Encaustic tiles are made using the firing process in a kiln. Different colors are achieved by using different colored clay. Cement tiles do not use a kiln in the process. They are made with a mixture of natural materials. Pigments are also natural and are added to the mixture in the first part of the process.
At Sabine Hill Cement Tiles we still make tiles using the same handmade processes that have been used since the late 19th century. We produce tiles in our state-of-the-art facility where we can make up to 4,000 tiles a day. Our tiles are made of cement and they do not use the same process as is used to make encaustic tiles.
We use high quality natural ingredients mixed with natural pigments to create the tiles. Tiles are pressed using a hydraulic machine and then dried for 24 hours. Then, the tiles are submerged in water for 24 hours and air dried for 10 days. The process is the same one that has been used for more than a century.
Cement Tile Designs and Colors
Cement tiles are available in a selection of shapes, sizes and colors. Shapes include square, rectangle and hexagonal. They are available in a large variety of colors and can be created in custom colors to meet your specific requirements.
You can create almost endless designs using patterns of tile shapes and colors. You can view some of our most beautiful designs online including hotels and other locations. In addition to viewing our photo gallery of designs, our website also offers a custom tile design tool. This allows you to design your own by selecting a pattern and color combinations.
Then, view the pattern you created in a 16-tile layout. Use the rotate feature to view other installation options. Once you create a design you love, download and print your Record Sheet indicating where the colors go and then contact our company.
Sabine Hill Cement Tiles partners with a company that has been making cement tiles for more than 60 years. Our design collection is inspired from nature and includes traditional, modern and organic options. We are able to help you create a design that is stunning and durable. Cement tiles are non-slip and will last for many years. You may apply a sealant product to provide protection. If you are ready to shop for your cement tile design we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our cement tile products.
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