History

History of cement tiles

 

Some says that the original cement tiles manufacturing method was developed in 18th century in Italy using natural colors of granite, marble dust and cement. According to others, cement tiles appeared at the end of the 19th century, in the south of France, near the country's first Portland cement plant. They were considered as exclusive ultimate flooring, that decorated palaces and prominent office buildings. Later on, the cement tiles expanded as a creative and durable coating all over the Europe, and into many colonies.

They can be found in hotels, restaurants, shops, burgher`s houses, a variety of public spaces. Around the 50`s of the 20th century cement tiles lost their importance and were replaced by less laborious, but also less varied and colourful industrially manufactured floorings. However, the trend for authentic products at the beginning of the 21st century brought cement tiles back into fashion.