Cement tiles bring a minimalist or industrial look to spaces and are ideal for walls, floors or even ceilings. These are hard-wearing and durable tile options that are also easy to maintain. Orientbell cement tiles are available in a wide range of designs and finishes to suit all tastes.
Using mineral pigments, cement, a mold and a hydraulic press, artisans create each tile by hand, one at a time. A metal mold is handmade following specific design drawings and the pigment composition consists of high-quality white Portland cement, marble powder, fine sand and natural mineral color pigments. These elements are mixed thoroughly to ensure no separation of colors and to provide a durable finish. Because they are made by hand, no two tiles are exactly the same – this adds to their character and depth, giving a space a unique feel.
A new wave of designers and homeowners have begun to use cement tiles in a variety of spaces, from commercial projects to private homes. Their durability, versatility and beauty make them an increasingly popular choice for both architects and interior designers. They can be used indoors and out in a variety of climates and are an attractive alternative to more traditional materials such as ceramic and porcelain.
The key to the longevity of a cement tile is its thickness. When the tiles are manufactured, each layer is poured and then pressed together to form a thicker tile than what you would find in a traditional ceramic tile. This thickness makes the surface more resistant to moisture and stains, making it more durable. This is particularly important in areas like kitchens, bathrooms and other wet areas where a regular sealant should be applied to keep the tiles looking their best.
It is possible to achieve a modern look with cement tiles, despite their traditional roots, by pairing them with sleek fixtures and warm wooden cabinets. They pair well with neutrals and earth tones as well, and the textured pattern of these tiles can enhance the beauty of any room in your home.
Another benefit of using cement tiles is that they are easier to clean than many other types of tile. They do not require grout lines and can be cleaned with a mop or sponge, or a pH-neutral cleaner designed for use on natural stone surfaces. Keeping your cement tiles regularly sealed can help to protect them from staining and preserve their beautiful, faded coloring.
Although many people associate cement tiles with an old-world style, they can be used in a variety of different settings. They are often found in historic buildings, palaces and other public places, but can be used in a variety of styles from modern to eclectic. Because of their durability and low maintenance, these are also an excellent choice for a kitchen backsplash or bathroom floor. However, it is important to remember that because of their porous nature, these tiles should be sealed with a penetrating sealant PRIOR to installation to prevent moisture from staining the tiles.