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A real mosaic tile being porous due to its manufacturing technique, it must therefore be treated. We invite you to read our treatment tips.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price of a cement tile?
The price of a cement tile being variable depending on the number of color and dimensions of the tile, you can contact us via our quote request form or by phone.
How to clean a cement tile?
A tile pressed by hand is very easy to maintain using a damp, not soggy mop, with water and neutral PH soap such as liquid Marseille soap. If the tile has not yet been treated, be careful not to use black soap that contains linseed oil and will clog the pores of the tile.
Can we install cement tiles in a bathroom?
Yes, it is possible to install cement tiles in a bathroom. You just have to be careful that the tiles are not cleaned with anti-limescale bleach or white vinegar.
Can we put cement tiles on the floor?
Cement tiles are most often laid on the floor in houses and apartments. You can view realizations with the tiles of the Cimenterie de la Tour on our Gallery page.
Can we put cement tiles on the wall?
Yes, it is quite possible to put a mosaic tile on the wall, this type of tile is not exclusively reserved for floors.
The tower cement factory offers you a range of real cement tiles specific to a wall installation that differs from a classic cement tile by its smaller size (10 x 10 cm).
A cement tile which is laid on the ground can be laid on the walls but a specific tile for a wall laying cannot be laid on the ground.
Can you put cement tiles in a kitchen?
It is possible to lay cement tiles in a kitchen, we find more and more of them today. We generally find patterned cement tiles in kitchens to give a warmer side to our worktops.
Can we install cement tiles in a living room ?
You can install mosaic tiles in any room of your house or apartment provided that they are not subjected to bleach, anti-limescale or white vinegar.
In the case of a living room, it is possible to create a carpet by combining patterned or plain cement tiles with borders.
Should we treat cement tiles?
Yes, hydraulic tiles must be treated after their installation. Do not treat them before installation.
Indeed, the cement tile has the particularity of being very porous and must therefore be treated in order to avoid stains being impregnated in the tile. The treatment involves the passage of a waterproofing agent and a wax to obtain a shiny patina on the surface of the cement tile which also serves to protect the tile.
How to treat cement tiles?
The treatment of a cement tile is carried out in 3 stages:
- First, using a broom, clean the tiles with a very dilute acid-based product and then leave to act. Then rinse it off with clean water and a clean mop.
- For the second step, waterproof the tiles with a micro-porous waterproofing and waterproofing waterproofing (we automatically offer them in all our cement tile orders). Use a clean cloth for this step and apply 2 coats of small area waterproofing per small, spaced 4 hours apart.
- Finally, once the floor is dry and clean, apply a wax to the tiles of your room, always using a clean cloth, then allow to dry 24 to 48 hours depending on the weather before you can circulate freely in your room .
You can also download our treatment tips by clicking here.
Where to find cement tiles?
Cimenterie de la Tour invites you to discover all these hand-pressed tiles on its dedicated page or to discover them directly in its two showrooms located in Lavérune and Saint-Aunès.
Where to buy cement tiles?
You can buy tiles by requesting a quote or by calling us.
You can also go to one of our 2 showrooms in Lavérune and Saint-Aunès near the city of Montpellier.
Do you offer imitation cement tiles?
La Cimenterie de la Tour is a specialist in real cement tiles but also offers cement tile imitations through Carrelage de la Tour, specialist in indoor and outdoor tiles.
You can discover our different ranges of imitation cement tiles in our 2 showrooms in Lavérune and Saint-Aunès or by contacting one of our two stores:
What is the difference between a real cement tile and an imitation cement tile?
A cement imitation tile, as its name suggests, has the characteristics of a tile. A real cement tile tends to be more resistant over time than a simple tile that has a thinner thickness and a manufacturing process different from that of an authentic cement tile.