Production of articima cement tiles
Video of production of cement tiles
The production of cement tiles is a procedure that is still based on an old traditional method. both technical skills and artistic talents are key to our handicraft cement tiles.
For each motive, a metal mask is made, which is used in a special frame. Then in the individual fields of the metal mask, a colored material is spilt.
This consists of sand, marble dust, cement, and pigments.
The metal stencil is then carefully removed and the tile is covered with dry cement. Next, the tile is pressed under high hydraulic pressure.
This is also the origin of the name of the cement tile in the Spanish space as "Baldosas Hidraulicas". Finally, the frame is removed and the cement tile is stored to dry for several weeks