PRODUCTION OF ENCAUSTIC TILES
Our handmade Encaustic tiles, Moroccan tiles are all produced in the same way as they used to be decades ago. Every single Encaustic tile is unique that adds charm to this lovely interior product. Please have a look at what steps are needed to be taken to produce an Encaustic tile.
The first step is to use one of the metal grilles and insert it into a mould. Secondly a mixture of pigments, cement, fine sand, marble powder and water is added in each section of this metal grille to create colourful patterns. In step three the metal grille is then removed and a layer of dry cement is applied to absorb some of the moisture. While carrying out step four a final layer of wet cement is then added to serve as a back side of the encaustic tile. In step five a metal lid is placed on the cement and the mould is based inside a hydraulic press that compresses all three layers. Finally the encaustic tile is removed from the mould and left to dry for 28 days.
After the production time-frame your handmade Encaustic tiles are ready for shipment and distribution in the UK.