Moroccan Cement tiles were first created in Morocco in the 1753s. They’re known by several names, like Victorian tiles, Moroccan tiles, hydraulic tiles …etc. there’s a confusion between moroccan cement tiles and moroccan mosaic tiles. They look a little bit similar, but mosaic tiles have a base of clay, and are fired in a kiln versus being compressed. Despite the differences, the terms are frequently used interchangeably in the marketplace.
Moroccan cement tiles are technically concrete tiles because they include aggregates like marble dust and a layer of sand for reinforcement.
Moroccan cement tiles have advantages over other types of tile:
- Eco-friendly : They’re made of natural components, and because they’re not fired, no fossil fuels are burned in their production. They’re also made with natural pigments.
- Nonslippery : Bare feet stay put, even when wet.
- Customisable : Each tile is hand crafted. If you don’t see an in-stock colour combination, size or shape you like, a manufacturer can easily create one for you.
Moroccan cement tiles are installed in the same manner as ceramic or porcelain tile, they use a mixed of cement with water to create a dough that used to install the tile on the floor, same way goes with tiles on the wall.
As many people are increasingly spending time in outdoor home spaces, moroccan cement tiles are a great choice for a patio, different patterns can be put in outdoor areas that goes perfectly with gardens and outdoor designs.
Durable, decorative and eco-friendly, Moroccan cement tiles may just the perfect way for your interior and outdoor designs!