CEMENT TILE SPECIFICATIONS
Hydraulic pressed handmade cement tiles Product Components
A. Wear colored layer: 3 to 4 mm +/- thickness affixed to the tile body by 1,700 PSI mechanical pressure, composed of: white portland cement, marble dust and mineral pigments for color (oxides and organic)
B. Tile Body: 12 mm +/- in thickness, composed of: gray portland cement & sand
Dimensions: 20 cm x 20 cm x 1.60 cm +/- (8” x 8” x 5/8”)
· 1.3 kg / tile (3.00 lbs) +/- · 32.5 kg/m2 (6.53 lbs/sqf)
+/- Average Coefficient of Friction · Unpolished / dry: 0.88 – Polished / dry: 0.83
· Unpolished / dry: 0.88 – Polished / dry: 0.83
· Unpolished / wet: 0.92 – Polished / wet: 0.68
Abrasiveness: (scratch-resistance) 3 to 4 Mohs - approximately same as Black Marble
Like concrete, untreated cement tiles are not resistant to freeze/thaw cycles and should be protected with penetrating sealer and a second coat of a sealer based in acrylic.
Cement tiles are not resistant to acids and should be cleaned with pH neutral cleaners. Use in Wet areas A high quality effective sealant must be used for shower, spa, or pool use.
Water absorption test: 9.5 to 10.5%