What are Cement Tiles?

These beautiful tiles are referred to by many names, including Encaustic Tile, Encaustic Cement Tile, Hydraulic Tile, Cuban Tile, Moroccan Tile, Spanish Tile, Portuguese Tile, and many more…we simply go by the traditional name of Cement Tile.

Cement Tiles do not use clay, are not glazed nor fired like ceramics. They are hydraulically pressed and cure naturally with time. Three layers form the tile, using a combination of cement, sand and marble dust and natural mineral pigments sourced from around the world. They are made the same way today as they were since the 1800’s by skilled artisans who have passed on their trade through generations. Each tile is made individually, where the utmost care and exceptional attention to detail is provided to every tile produced for Rever Tiles.

Distinct because of their use of inlaid pigment (rather than a painted surface), Cement Tiles have had a long and illustrious history since the mid-nineteenth century. With a long-lasting, durable surface, Cement Tiles are a wonderful way to impart both pattern and colour to any space.

The tradition of the tile is to create an interlocking design that comes to life across four tiles when each of the tiles are rotated 90 degrees. A reverse pattern is also created which is what makes these tiles so alluring.

The surface of the tile is muted, matte and silky by touch, Each one ever so slightly different to the next. The variegated colours only enhance the beauty of the tile, this along with a myriad of designs, make them one of today’s most sought-after tile.

Our Tile Range

Create paradise at home with our tropical inspired, handmade MARCHENA encaustic tile. This reproduction encaustic tile in mint green, cool grey and white, will brighten any space. Four tile view - Rever Tiles.
Marchena
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Marchena
Our contemporary KARLU encaustic tile in turquoise green has an earthy feel to it and when paired with recycled timber and raw wood will create a beautiful space for renewal. Four tile view - Rever Tiles.
Karlu
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Karlu
Our Tendril encaustic tile, that’s full of colour and pattern, adorned with blue swirls encircling a red eight-pointed star that echoes back to traditional designs, is one of a kind; four tile view - Rever Tiles.
Tendril
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Tendril
Our exclusive Orsola-2 encaustic tile is indeed special. An 1880’s design, Orsola with its graceful curves offers a sophisticated sensibility. Four tile view - Rever Tiles.
Orsola
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Orsola
Handmade NEGRO encaustic tile; a black solid colour tile used to establish balance in décor. Four tile view - Rever Tiles.
Negro
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Negro
Paloma
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Paloma
Handmade ARABESQUE encaustic tile in black on white, Moroccan style with a rhythmic pattern that exudes exotic appeal, four tile view - Rever Tiles.
Arabesque
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Arabesque
Handmade FLORENCE encaustic tile with classic flora pattern of stylised acanthus leaf in white on black, four tile view - Rever Tiles.
Florence
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Florence
Moroccan style with a rhythmic pattern in black and white that exudes exotic appeal is our handmade ANTIGUA encaustic tile. Four tile view - Rever Tiles.
Antigua
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Antigua

Why use cement tiles?

Why use cement tiles?

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Design

Cement tiles have been popular for over 150 years and for good reason—they are one of the most beautiful tiles available on the market and they have stood the test of time.

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Environmentally friendly

They are made from natural materials and are manufactured using immense pressure, not heat. They will never fade as the coloured pigments are embedded deep into the tile.

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Huge range of patterns

Cement Tiles come in a huge range of patterns, from simple to complex with many combinations available so you can create the look you are after.

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Easy to install

Installation method differs very little to ceramic tiles. Professional tilers and builders can install cement tiles relatively quickly, so you get your beautiful project finished in good time.

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Hardwearing

Cement tiles are a great choice for high traffic areas, being both hard wearing, easy to clean and resistant to scratches, cracks, chips and stains. With ongoing easy care your tiles will look as good as the day they were laid.

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Perfect for any room

Cement Tiles can be used throughout the whole house, but they really outshine other materials in bathrooms, kitchens, alfresco areas and of course in commercial applications.

Our tiles are perfect for