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Encaustic Cement Tiles

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Encaustic Cement Tiles

 

A trend that has been steadily growing throughout 2016, the use of Cement Encaustic Tiles is a trend that is only going to get bigger and better throughout 2017.A long-lasting, durable surface, cement encaustic tiles are a wonderful way to impart pattern and color into unexpected places.Distinct because of their use of inlayed pigmented clay (rather than a painted surface), encaustic tiles have a long and illustrious history, dating from the middle ages onward. Cement encaustic tiles came into vogue during the mid-nineteenth century after they were displayed at the 1867 Paris Exposition. They are mostly known throughout the world as Encaustic Cement Tile.

Like their predecessors, encaustic clay tiles, they derive their name from the term “encaustic” which is an art term used for metal enameling that uses a type of lost wax procedure. They have this name because of the intricate patterns and designs that mimic the encaustic enameling process. Cement tiles are not fired; there is no glaze layer on the surface of the tile. They derive their durability from the combination of finely dehydrated ground Portland cement layer and a more coarse layer of sand and cement. The pigment layer is hydraulically pressed into the surface and becomes a part of the tile.