Tesselle Cement Tiles are hand-made on a hydraulic press. Here is a general overview of the process:
- A mixture of cement, sand, and pigment is prepared.
- The mixture is poured into a mold in thin layers; first liquid colored cement is poured into a mold specific to the design, and then dry cement and sand are placed above.
- The mold is placed in a hydraulic press, which applies pressure to compact the mixture and remove excess water.
- The tile is removed from the mold; this process takes 2-4 minutes, depending on the complexity of the design.
- The tile is then and allowed to cure; this process can vary depending on the climate in which the tiles are produced.
Cement tiles are known for their durability and versatility, and they can be used in a variety of applications, including flooring and walls, indoors or outdoors.