Encaustics Cement Tiles
Bisazza puts a contemporary spin on the traditional cement tiles with its new Cementiles collection.
The handcrafted features of the original production process maintain intact, while the design was entrusted to some of the most innovative international designers: Paola Navone, Jaime Hayon, India Mahdavi, Tom Dixon, David Rockwell, Carlo Dal Bianco, Fernando and Humberto Campana.
The cement tiles are made by layering two mixtures that are hand-poured into special moulds and then pressed. The first mixture, made up of highly durable white cement, marble dust and coloured oxides, determines the design and colour of the tile; the second, made of cement and sand, forms the bottom layer of the tile. Once they have dried, an impregnating water-repellent sealant is applied by hand to the tiles.
Available in both square (20x20 cm) and hexagonal (20x23 cm) shapes, the tiles are 14 mm thick, come in 29 colours and in a vast array of multi-coloured designs. They are suitable for use as floor and wall coverings for residential or commercial interiors with medium foot traffic