Cement tiles

Cement tiles manufacturing technology fundamentally differs from ceramic tiles or stone tiles manufacturing as it does not require annealing at high temperatures. As a result, this material does not shrink allowing to duplicate accurate and delicate patterns of the same size. Cement tile is manufactured manually, and even today, this process requires special care and is time- and cost-consuming. That is why it is necessary to preserve all the samples that remained in Uzhhorod.

First, a metal pattern matrix is manufactured. It is a form with separators that does not allow mixing of colours. Each matrix section is filled with a mixture of cement, fine sand, crushed stone and dye. After that the matrix is taken out and the tiles are covered with homogeneous grey cement. These two layers are firmly joined together under hydraulic press. Afterward, the tile is put in soak and then dried thoroughly for a couple of weeks.