BISAZZA CEMENTILES - GUSTAV MARQUINIA
BISAZZA CEMENTILES COLLECTION, DESIGNER CARLO DAL BIANCO
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4. Pay attention to the colourNow it is time to select the colour and texture of the tiles. Make sure to choose a colour that matches with the overall colour scheme of your home or choose light-coloured tiles to give a spacious look to your home. Remember, your tiles are a life-time investment and are not going to be changed easily.
Although unknown in some parts of the world until recently, cement tiles are an integral part of Europe’s cultural history. In Spain, such flooring is often uncovered during the renovation of old houses, having been concealed by earlier alterations. Given the value attached to such flooring, restorations are becoming increasingly common. For some, the discovery of a cement tile floor is like winning the lottery. Others fail to see its value or lack the funds to restore it.Cement tiles are made by hand, which helps to explain why they’re so appreciated. The process of making them has remained unchanged for more than 100 years. It was in the mid-19th century that the technique for making the tiles was developed in the south of France, based on the British patent for Portland cement. The first manufacturers to produce registered collections hailed from Catalonia, Spain.