About Encaustic Cement Tiles & Answers to Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
1 . Are the patterns on Encaustic cement tiles Printed or Painted?
Neither. The patterns are not printed or painted. Liquid coloured materials are hand-poured into a mould with divisions to create the patterns.
The patterns form a 2mm layer, therefore the patterns will last for a lifetime.
There are old buildings in which Encaustic cement tiled floors have been in place for more than 100 years and still retain their beauty.
2. Where can I use Encaustic Cement tiles?
Encaustic cement tiles can be used for Residential and Commercial applications Indoors & Outdoors, such as:
Restaurants, Kitchen Floors & Walls, Patios, Stair Risers, Facades, *Bathroom & Shower areas*
Thanks to its durability and aesthetic appearance, Encaustic cement tiles can be used almost anywhere.
* Please Note: In the case of Shower Floors & walls, please use waterproof grouting.
3. Can your Encaustic Cement tiles be used with heating systems?
Yes. Our cement tiles can be used with an under floor heating system as they conduct heat and can be installed as any other tile.
4. Can the tiles be used around a fireplace?
Placing the tiles directly inside a fireplace is not recommend.
5. Will spillage stain the floor?
If it is correctly sealed, it should not absorb stains, however, wipe off any spillage as soon as possible.
6. How do I maintain my hand made cement tiles?
The tiles should be cleaned with a few drops of a PH-neutral soap in a bucket of warm water.
Do not use any acids or bleach on these tiles! If sealed with a topical sealer, we recommend they be resealed every couple of years if placed in high traffic areas.
AN INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE GUIDE IS SUPPLIED WHEN PURCHASING TILES THIS SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY AS ALL TILES NEED TO BE SEALED PRIOR TO INSTALLATION.
1. Where should I not use Cement tiles?
Encaustic Tiles cannot be used inside or around a swimming Pool as the Chemicals will damage the tiles
It is also not advisable to use Encaustic Cement tiles in Driveways, inside a Fireplace or any Outdoor Freezing conditions.