The cement tile - also called mosaic-tile - was born in 1850 in the French region of Ardèche. It was back then an original and solid solution way less expensive than marble and stone.
It is handmade following a revolutionary process discovered by Etienne Larnande: hydraulic lime mixed with calcinated clay, sand and water becomes a material as hard as stone without being heated.
A liquid mortar made of pigments, marble powder and grey or white cement is poured into a mould using a funnel.There is an infinite number of combinations thanks to mould dividers and a large range of colours.The tile is hand pressed then unmoulded by hand. It stays out in the sun for three weeks for it to dry.
Cement tiles and their bold colours are beautiful in a modern interior while adding a little rustic touch. Follow your heart to get a very unique tile to decorate the house of your dreams!